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The objective is for prospective students to experience a collegiate environment within a classroom and through living in a residence hall. It also serves as a recruitment opportunity for the Recruitment, Admissions and Programming staff with a select number of students who will benefit the most from a Dillard education. Visiting campus will provide you with insights that simply can’t be obtained through word-of-mouth exchanges, viewbooks or websites. 

Who Can Attend?:

Interested graduating high school students seriously considering Dillard University for the next fall.

During a Shadow Day: A student might be able to participate in a number of activities. These activities include:

  • Welcome and Student Panel
  • First Year Experience Discussion
  • Classroom Visit (based on major interest of study)
  • Student Engagement (lunch will be provided)
  • Student Life Discussion
  • Coronation of Mister and Miss Dillard University (optional activity-after 5 attire required)
  • *All students are invited back on Saturday for our Homecoming activities

How do I Sign Up:

You can REGISTER for 2014 Shadow Day online. Registration is required and space is limited.

Please email or call (800.216.6637) the Shadow Day team if your plans change and you can't attend, or if you're running late. Host students are only able to wait 10 minutes past the program start time due to class restraints.


Experience Dillard University from a student's perspective....Overnight

Living in residence is a large part of your college experience. What better way to experience Dillard than to stay overnight in a residence hall with a current student, eat in our Dining Hall, sit in on a class in your major, meet professors, or attend one of our many homecoming weekend activities.

Parents are welcome as well, however, they will need to arrange off campus accommodations.


Overnight Stay Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Which prospective students are eligible to register for the Overnight Stay Program?

Overnight Stay Program registration is open to high school seniors who are strongly interested in exploring and possibly applying to Dillard University for the fall 2015 semester.

My son/daughter is a sophomore or junior high school student who is beginning to look at the possibility of attending college. Can he/she attend the Overnight Stay Program?

Fall semester Overnight Stay programs are limited to high school seniors who are interested in applying to Dillard University. Only current high school seniors are permitted to register and attend fall semester Overnight Stay programs


What should I bring?

  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Change of Clothing
  • Towel for Showering
  • After five attire for Mr/Miss Dillard University Coronation Friday evening.


What time do I have to be on campus?

All students wishing to stay overnight must participate in the Shadow Day program on Friday, November 14, 2014. Check in for that program is 8:30am.



What do I do if I am running late and not going to make it on time for check-in?

Call our office (504) 816-4670 to let us know. We then can assure your host that you are coming and that the two of you can meet a little later than expected. If you need help with directions, feel free to call our office as well.


How do students become hosts?

All hosts have to submit an application and then go through a mandatory training session in which we go over safety rules and regulations for the Overnight Stay Program. We also share ways hosts can create a welcoming environment for their guests and be a resource for them about life at Dillard.


How are students matched with hosts?

Most of the time one, but occasionally two, guests are matched with a host. While we try to match guests with current Dillard students who have the same major, Living and Learning Program, and/or interest, we cannot always guarantee a perfect match because our hosts are volunteers.



Are there activities planned for the night?

We do plan activities in the evening for guests and hosts. The main activity for Friday evening will be the Coronation of Mr. and Miss Dillard University. Students will participate in the Homecoming activities on Saturday, November 15, 2014



What if something happens during the night?

In case of emergency hosts, guests, and guest contacts are given the number (504)-816-xxxx which allows them to contact our program director. Resident Assistants and directors also have contact information for each guest and host.



Where/when can parents pick up their student?

Students can be picked up at any point on Saturday but all guest must be vacated immediately after the Homecoming basketball game in Dent Hall.




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