New Patriot Orientation

For Incoming Fall 2023 Students 

You are invited to attend Dallas Baptist University's 2023 New Patriot Orientation for incoming DBU students. At DBU, we want to make orientation go as smoothly as possible for our new first-year and transfer students. Registration for New Patriot Orientation will open in February 2023.

See the dates below to begin planning your summer schedule.

  • Session 1: May 30-May 31
  • Session 2: June 1-2
  • Session 3: June 6-7
  • Session 4: June 8-9
  • Session 5: June 13-14
  • Session 6: June 15-16
  • Session 7: July 11-12
  • Session 8: July 13-14
  • Session 9: August 7

Important Notes

Electronic Math Advising Tool (eMAT) Requirement

It is recommended that students take the Electronic Math Advising Tool (eMAT) before attending New Patriot Orientation. Completion of the eMAT is required before a student will be allowed to register for any math class at DBU. The eMAT is a tool that is used to place students in the appropriate math course during advising, and it is offered online for your convenience at

For Music and Music Business Majors

Mandatory Requirement: All students majoring in Music or Music Business are required to audition and complete the Music Theory Placement Exam (TPE) before enrolling in Music courses at DBU. 

The TPE is administered on campus in conjunction with the student's music audition in the Music Department and is used to place students in the appropriate music courses during advising. Auditions and completion of the Music Theory Placement Exam are required in order to be advised and to register for classes. To schedule an audition and time to take the Music TPE, please contact Lacy Rosales, Auditions Coordinator, at 214.333.5311 or by email at