Spring Semester Orientation/Express Registration


Orientation Registration | Hotel Accommodations


Welcome to Defiance College!

Below you will find everything you need to register for an Express Registration day and understand what will be taking place. We are looking forward to you coming and if you have any questions or require special accommodations, feel free to call 419-783-2359 between 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The mission of Orientation/Express Registration is to facilitate a positive and informational transition into the Defiance College community. Through orientation, students will be exposed to both curricular and co-curricular opportunities and resources. Additionally, Orientation/Express Registration allows for small groups of students and parents to have significant time with staff and faculty to facilitate a successful transition.


What is Express Registration?

Express Registration is your final step towards becoming an official DC student. The day will provide you and your parents or guests the opportunity to:

  • Consult with an academic advisor to plan your Spring course work

  • Schedule your Spring classes
  • Learn how to access and use your student MyDC account and student email account
  • Speak with the Financial Aid Office, the Business Office, and many others

  • First-year students will meet with a special team of faculty and staff members to review your Personal Success Plan

When are Spring Semester Express Registration Days?

Date Check In Time Who should attend?
Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:00 am or 1:00 pm First-Year Students and Transfer Students
starting at DC in Spring 2018 Semester
Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00 am or 1:00 pm First-Year Students and Transfer Students
starting at DC in Spring 2018 Semester


How do I sign up?

Signing up for your Express Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Fill out the registration form.

  2.  If you are a full-time student (i.e., scheduling 12 or more credit hours) please submit your $150.00 advanced tuition deposit on or before Express Registration day..

  3. Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your scheduled time, arrival location, campus map, and parking directions.

Essential documents to bring

  • One form of ID (picture ID, birth certificate, Social Security card)

  • Official College Credit Plus Transcripts

  • Completed Health Form (required for all students) - print and bring with you

  • Fill out The Housing Application (residential students only) - submit online

  • Fill out the Student Engagement Survey (for first year students only) - submit online

  • Complete the Emergency Information Form (required for all students)- submit online


We encourage families to make arrangements at home for the care of siblings regardless of their age. Orientation/Express Registration is an event which requires full participation from parents and new DC students.

Special Accommodations

Support services are available for people with a disability. If you require special accommodations/services, indicate your needs on the reservation form or contact Kris Knight at kknight@defiance.edu or 419-783-2445. You may also contact the Office of Admissions at 419-783-2352


Hotel Accommodations

If you need hotel accommodations, you may make your reservation with the hotel of your choice, conveniently located a short distance from campus. The city is also home to a selection of Bed and Breakfasts.

Comfort Inn
1068 Hotel Drive
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 784-4900

Super 8 Motel
1053 Hotel Drive
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-8000

Holiday Inn Express
1148 Hotel Drive
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 784-0782

Hampton Inn
1037 Hotel Drive
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 784-1515