Welcome to Dillard University!


Welcome to Dillard University!


The Dillard University SOAR (New Student Orientation) program marks the completion of your journey towards enrolling at Dillard University. SOAR is designed to provide all new students-whether freshman, transfer, readmit, resident, commuter, or non-traditional - an array of programs and workshops. We are excited that you will be joining our Dillard family! SOAR is also designed to help you make new friends, find your way around campus, and educate you about all the resources we provide to support your success. These activities combined will introduce you to Dillard University and prepare you for your collegiate experience.

All incoming students are required to be cleared by August 1st for fall enrollment. Please register to attend a clearance session to make sure you are cleared by the deadline. 

For additional information, please contact the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming at (504) 816-4670, 800.216.6637 toll free or by email at admissions@dillard.edu. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Move-In Day 2019

SOAR (New Student Orientation) is a MANDATORY orientation program for all incoming students (new students, transfer students and non-traditional students).

SOAR (New Student Orientation):

Tuesday, August 13th (MOVE IN DAY)-Friday, August 16th

Fall Classes Begin:
Monday, August 19, 2019

Below are the areas in which all students must be cleared by August 1st for fall enrollment. 


Health & Wellness

Financial Aid

Business & Finance

Residential Life

Advising & Registration


Please sign up for this emergency campus alert system.
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University Contact Information


Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming           504-816-4670
This office is responsible for admitting students into the university. All final transcripts for admitted students should be sent to this office.


Office of the Bursar (Student Accounts)                                 504-816-4654

The Bursar’s office should be contacted to make payments once the Office of Financial Aid has awarded the student their financial aid.


Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships                                 504-816-4677
This office provides a financial overview and expected cost on every student according to their FAFSA and other supporting documents that were requested.


Office of Residential Life                                                          504-816-4734
Residential Life provides housing to students. A housing application must be completed, along with a $150 enrollment fee to secure housing for students.


Academic Center for Excellence                                      504-816-4918

Each student will be paired with a DU Faculty Fellow whose role is to help each freshman transition from high school to college. The Center for the First Year Experience will also provide training in certain areas like spending habits, effective study skills, and much more.


Student Health Services                                                         504-816-4532
Student Health Services are available to students who become ill or have medical questions. A licensed practical nurse or medical doctor is on staff to assist with student health needs. Also, student immunization records should be provided to this office.