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First Day Checklist

Let's get you ready for campus so your first day will be a guaranteed success.

At D'Youville, we know the transition to college is a big step in your life. There's new processes, new experiences, and new adventures in your future and you'll always find helpful people, resources, and tools designed to make sure you're successful at D'Youville — that's probably part of the reason you chose to come here. To make sure nothing holds you back, though, read through this First Day Checklist and be confident you're ready for college-life on Day One.


The D'Youville campus is a connected hub of resources designed around delivering you the best experience — inside and outside of the classroom. Making sure you're ready to use those resources, starts here.

  • D'Youville ID Getting around the D'Youville campus is as simple as a swipe with our card readers installed at building entries and our automated system ensures the safety of us all through access permissions around specific spaces and times.
  • Parking Pass If you're going to commute to class or you'll have a car on campus, the D'Youville parking pass provides access to our parking lots. There's even a free option with parking in select parking lots.


At D'Youville, we believe getting you quick and simple access to every campus resource on all your devices is important. You'll see that reflected in our campus technology.

  • My D'Youville If you haven't logged into My D'Youville yet, you should do that soon. All you need is your D'Youville email and password. There you'll discover connections to every digital resource in an environment designed for current students.
  • D'Youville Navigate The D'Youville Navigate app is a helpful advisor in your pocket, dedicated to helping you succeed. Keep your education on track with helpful to-do lists, academic and class schedules, and important information. All in one easy-to-use app. 
  • Tech Help From a forgotten password to help getting on the network, when you're on campus D'Youville's Tech Lounge on the first floor of the Bauer Family Academic Center  is a one-stop shop for all your tech questions.

TechReady and BookReady Programs

If you're a first time in college student (FTIC), you'll be able to participate in our TechReady and BookReady programs.

Our TechReady program, is a initiative at D'Youville University to support all First Time in College Students (FTIC) by providing them the technology needed to support them in their classes, by eliminating a barrier to success with these laptops. TechReady provides every first time in college student with a free laptop. These laptops can be picked up the first week of classes from the IT Tech Lounge, located in Bauer Family Academic Center (BFAC) 130 or during move-in. 

The Office of Student Development & Advocacy oversees the TechReady program and typically there are a limited number of laptops left to support other students in need who don't identify as a First Time In College Students  (ex: Second year, Graduate Students, Transfer etc.). If you are a student who is in need of a laptop that doesn't identify as a FTIC student, you can apply for our additional free laptops. There are a limited number of laptops available to those in need and decisions for those who apply will be left up to the discretion of the Director of

Our BookReady program is a partnership with Follett Access that allows us to offer FTIC students free textbooks for their first year. BookReady prioritizes digital formats. This reduces the need for physical copies and removes the costs associated with printing, paper and shipping. Delivery is more seamless. However, books can be packaged into one convenient box and available for pick up at the bookstore on the first day of classes with the option to get them shipped to your home. 

The BookReady program was created to help save students money and time. The rate for returning, transfer, and graduate students is $34 per registered credit hour.  This means if you are registered for 15 credits, your books for the semester will only cost $330 – it doesn’t matter how many books or what the books are, and it doesn’t matter if you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student. The total charge will be added to your student account; if you add or drop a class before the add/drop deadline, your account is automatically updated, and your books are adjusted.

For questions on the BookReady and TechReady programs, email