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New Student Orientation

Visit the Student portal to schedule your orientation

When you attend orientation you will:

  • Make valuable connections with peers, student leaders, and campus staff.
  • Discover Daley’s degree programs.
  • Learn how to select and register for classes– leaving campus with your first semester schedule in hand!
  • Become energized and excited about being a student at Richard J. Daley College!         


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New Student Orientation Checklist                                
  • Complete the online admissions application, if you have not already done so.  
  • Access your Student Portal and complete Key Activities
    • Provide residency verfication
    • Locate Alerts, Tasks, Holds
    • Take placement test
    • Finances
  • Submit official transcripts (If eligible to​)
  • Submit official ACT and/or SAT scores to​
  • Attend a New Student Orientation 
  • Register for classess


​Orientations are no cost to students.


New Student Orientations are held in the Theater. Please be sure to only attend on your scheduled date.


​New students seeking an Associates Degree or Certificate.

Contact Information

(773) 838-7600 for Admissions and (773) 838-7681 for New Students
7500 South Pulaski Road
Room 1408
Chicago, IL 60652
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​           Welcome Center​                       
           Hours of Operation:                                             
Mon - Thurs:9:00am-4:30pm      
Friday: 9:00a​m-1:00pm           

Contact us:                                       
Room 1111