Complete your Before You Start Checklist.

All Virtual, Live, and Remote students are to complete this section.

Your mandatory orientation will take place from August 17 — 21. Schedules and Zoom links will be distributed to you in emails leading up to the start of the program. You should plan to attend orientation from 7am-11am Eastern Daylight Time on August 17 — 21.

Please refer to your statement of fees to make the tuition payment. Payments can be made through Flywire and must be completed 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

In order to attend your orientation, you will need Zoom. Additionally, Zoom is the audio and video technology used as part of the virtual classroom experience. If you are in China, you can download the Zoom link here. If you are not in China, you can download the Zoom link here. You do not need to sign up for an account. As long as you have installed Zoom, you will be able to access your orientation and courses.

Textbooks for your program are included in the tuition price.  During orientation, you will receive textbook codes from a Dayton staff member for access to your textbooks.  All textbooks are e-books.

UDayton Live Students

UDayton Live students are enrolled in a Computer Science or an Engineering Management degree program and must also complete the steps below prior to orientation.

As part of the Live-to-Device experience, we recommend all students purchase a second monitor. The experience is designed to be optimized with the use of a second monitor. You can find the recommended specifications to purchase the monitor here.

Google Chrome is required for the use of UCommons. You will use UCommons, and therefore Google Chrome, for all of your Live-to-Device lectures. You can download Google Chrome from the link here if you are in China, and the link here if you are anywhere outside of China.

UCommons is the platform you will use for all Live-to-Device lectures. Within one week of confirming your enrollment, you will be able to set up your UCommons account. Please utilize the guide here to complete the setup.

Hoylu Sketch is the software we use for our interactive whiteboard. You will be able to interact on the whiteboard with your professor and any other student in the classroom. You can register for Hoylu Sketch here.

To ensure the best experience for you and your fellow students, there are certain technology requirements you must follow. Please ensure that you have:

    1. Either a Mac or Windows machine to participate in Live lectures. Please note that our technology is not compatible with phones or tablets.
    2. A camera on your laptop—it is a requirement to be on video to get credit for class.
    3. The Google Chrome browser
    4. Headphones with a microphone
    5. Strong bandwidth (ie internet speed). You can test your bandwidth here. Please ensure that your internet bandwidth is a minimum of:
      1. Receiving 1080p HD video requires 10.0 Mbps (up/down).
      2. Sending 1080p HD video requires 10.0 Mbps (up/down).
    6. A second monitor: Please refer to checklist item number 1 in this section for additional details around recommended models and specifications