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Issue No. 2 | Special Edition | 6th January, 2023

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PHOTO: Daystar University Main Campus (Athi River)


Hello and a very warm welcome from the Orientation Team! Congratulations on your admission to Daystar University. We have been praying for you and are excited that you are finally here.

Watch Welcome Video Here

Please take note of the following:

The Orientation Week begins on Monday 9th January 2023 at Daystar University Main Campus Athi River and ends on Sunday 15th January 2023. The Orientation Week programme for full time Day Students will also be availed in your physical Infopack. 

Click here to download full programmes for Evening Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and Certificate Students. Certificate students will report to Nairobi Campus located at the junction of Ngong Road and Valley Road roundabout opposite Nairobi Hospital and Kenyatta Hospital. All undergraduate and diploma Day students will report to the Athi River Main Campus. Please note that Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

On Monday 9th January 2023, the Vice Chancellor will address all new students and their parents/guardians at Daystar University Main Campus Athi River, from 10:00am to 12:30pm.  Please download the VC’s Welcome Address Programme to Day Students here and plan to attend.  In the evening of the same day, the VC will welcome and address all postgraduate and evening students starting at 5:30pm.  Click here to download the VC’s Welcome Address to Evening Students.

The Athi River Campus is located approximately 40 kilometres from Nairobi and 5 kilometres off Mombasa Road junction. If approaching from the direction of Nairobi and Athi River, take the second left turn after Greenpark Estate immediately after the KENHA bridge currently under construction.  If approaching from Machakos, drive past the KENHA bridge and take the next U-Turn back to the Daystar turn off.  A 6-metre directional signage is clearly visible from either direction.  If you have a smartphone, follow this location PIN https://maps.app.goo.gl/A69ZsLN3xXZGuYfk8 for direction. In case you need help, please call +254 748 100 759.

The Orientation Week is meant to welcome you and get you acquainted with your University. It should also help you to make friends faster and give you an unforgettable freshman experience, as well as impact you spiritually and socially as you begin your academic journey on 16th January 2023.

Upon arrival, a group of amazing Daystarians specially selected from various student groups and ministries will receive and help you to get the best experience of our wonderful University. They make the Orientation Team.

VC's Welcome Address - Day Students Programmes
VC's Welcome Address - Evening Students Programme

Is Orientation Week necessary?

Yes! In fact, it is mandatory, and a very important part of our Daystar culture. That said, we request your full presence and cooperation during this week.

  1. The Orientation Week runs from Monday 9th January to Sunday 15th January 2023:
  • All Diploma and Undergraduate students will report to Daystar University Main Campus Athi River.

  • Students and parents from distant places arriving earlier than 9th January can contact our Helpline +254 748 100 759.

  • Postgraduate and Evening Undergraduate students will take their Orientation Virtually via Zoom every evening starting at 5:30pm daily. Login credentials will be sent to you directly via SMS.  We have also prepared a detailed https://www.daystar.ac.ke/orientation-pack/ which you can access any time for guidance. 

  • There will be no classes during the Orientation Week but we have lined up a schedule of important activities for you! 

  • Each day has specific activities to be accomplished as outlined in the programme that you will receive at the Registration Desk upon arrival at the Main Campus in Athi River.

  • Accommodation will be offered to Boarders and there will be sufficient transport for Day Scholars commuting to Athi River Campus from Nairobi & its environs.  Please check the Fees Structure and pay the Orientation Fee for your respective category.

  •  All meals, transport and boarding services will be provided to you by the University in line with your student status either as a Boarder or a Day Scholar, under the Orientation Fee.

  • Boarders will be required to stay on campus at all times during Orientation Week, and Day Scholars will be required to be on Campus until 5:00pm daily when they board the bus to their respective homes or go to their off-campus hostels unless otherwise stated in the Orientation Programme.

  • Medical Cover: All Day students are required to have medical cover as detailed in the Fees Structure. Students with a separate family cover are required to submit a letter from the insurance company by 27th January 2023 in order to get exemption from paying for Medical Cover. For more information contact hr@daystar.ac.ke. Please note that the University does not accept the general NHIF cover. However, the comprehensive NHIF Cover for Civil Servants is accepted.

Download the Orientation Programmes












New Students welcome message from the DVC-ARSA

Welcome Message by Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Research and Student Affairs - Prof. Faith Nguru

Please Note

  • There will be verification of original certificates by Heads of Departments (HODs) on Monday 9th January 2023 for fulltime Diploma and Undergraduate students, and Saturday 14th January 2023 for evening undergraduate and postgraduate students, 8:00am to 2:00pm.  You are required to bring the following documents for certificate verification: both original and copies of academic certificate or result slip, school leaving certificate, National ID/Passport or Birth Certificate, admission letter, and 2 coloured passport size photos.  Those without passport size photos can take one on campus at a minimal fee.

  • Matriculation ceremony: On Wednesday 11th January 2023, all new Diploma and Undergraduate students will be required to attend a Matriculation Ceremony.  This is a special and important ceremony that involves swearing in and signing of a Consent Form to officially get admitted to Daystar University.  Please plan to attend as scheduled in the Orientation Programme.

  • Dress Code: All students are advised to always observe the Daystar University Dress Code as prescribed in the Students’ Handbook.  The dress code observance includes the Freshmen dinner on Friday 13th January and sports activities.

  • On the evening of Friday 13th January 2023, there will be a Freshmen Dinner which you are required to attend dressed up in dinner wear. Kindly bring along appropriate dinner wear, especially if you are boarding the entire period. The best dressed Freshmen will be awarded. You will be required to confirm attendance.

  • On Saturday 14th January 2023, all new students will be required to attend teambuilding and bonding activities at the Main Campus Athi River. Please bring along comfortable sportswear for this, including closed-toe sports shoes, water bottle, sunglasses, a hat/cap, as well as any necessary medication e.g., insulin, asthma inhalers etc. The only gadgets allowed on that day are mobile phones. Other gadgets like speakers are prohibited on the playground.

  • Owing to the weekend activities, ALL Day Scholars from both Athi River and Nairobi campuses will be required to stay at the Athi River Campus from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. The Orientation Week will end on Sunday after Chapel service. Therefore, if this applies to you, you are encouraged to report packed on Friday morning for the activities on the programme.

  1. Transport to Athi River will be available on Friday afternoon from Nairobi Campus.

  2. Accommodation at Athi River Campus and transport back to Nairobi on Sunday afternoon will be availed.

On the evening of Saturday 14th January 2023, Daystar University Students Association (DUSA) shall host a Freshmen Night for new students to showcase their talents. Those interested are required to sign up with Orientation Team leaders to be scheduled for stage performance either individually or in pairs/groups.

On Sunday 15th January 2023, the Chaplaincy shall conduct a community Chapel service at the Amphitheater to close the Orientation Week.  All new students are required to attend.

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2.     Transport:
For Day Scholars commuting to the Athi River Campus daily, buses will leave the Nairobi Campus at 6:30am and Athi River Campus at 5:00pm daily, unless otherwise communicated.  If you will be picked along Mombasa Road, please call 0725695626 / 0740561185 in the Transport Department.

3. Meals:
Boarders will be provided with all meals for the duration of the Orientation Week, while Day Scholars will be provided with meals at 10:00am and lunch hour daily, as well as all meals from Friday dinner until Sunday lunch hour.  Kindly inform Orientation Group Team leader about any special meal requirements as early as possible.


4. Accommodation:
It is highly recommended that ALL Freshmen board on campus during the Orientation Week.   To Board during Orientation Week, all you are required to do is pay the orientation week boarding fee of Kes 7,500. For clarity, this includes freshmen from Nairobi Campus.

5. Orientation fee for Day scholars is Kes 5,500. This applies to:

  • Athi River Campus Day Scholars commuting daily.

  • Athi River Campus students living off-campus.

  • Nairobi Campus Day students commuting daily

Those who choose to board will be hosted in University hostels at Athi River Campus from Monday 9th January through Sunday 15th January 2023.  After the Orientation Week, all Full-board Freshmen will be required to change rooms and move to their permanent hostels for the semester as booked on the Student Portal. If you are stuck, please call +254 748 100 759 for assistance.

Please beware of fraudsters who may solicit accommodation fee or commission to secure you a room off-campus. If unsure, please call +254 748 100 759.

Please bring your personal effects (soaps, toothbrush/paste, bucket, towels, beddings, and slippers etc).  Please note that the Athi River Campus gets quite cold at night and quite warm / hot during the day.  Plan to bring appropriate wear for both extremes.  A heavy blanket/duvet is advisable. Beds and mattresses will be provided by the University.

Why Board?

  • You save time, energy and money on daily commute during orientation week.

  • You get the full orientation experience, including evening programmes custom-made with Freshmen in mind.

  • You spend quality time meeting new people and bonding with other Freshmen.

  • You get to know more about the on-campus student experience in one week.

Should you feel ‘lost’ or have any questions, contact your Orientation Team Leader or Email feedback@daystar.ac.ke
or call: 0709 972 000 / 0748 100 759.

We wish you an enjoyable Orientation Week.  Once more, welcome to the Daystar family!

Yours sincerely,

Daystar University January 2023 Orientation Team


School of Arts & Social Sciences

Administrator: Lydia Ndubai, 
Office: 2nd Annex - Opposite DAC

 +254 709 972 275

School of Business & Economics
Administrator: Regina Kemboi,  Office: 4th Floor DAC Building

sbe@daystar.ac.ke / rndungu@daystar.ac.ke 
+254 709 972 322

School of

Administrator: Evaline Onyango, 
Office:  6th Floor DAC Building
sclpa@daystar.ac.ke  eonyango@daystar.ac.ke 
+254 709 972 259

School of Science, Engineering & Health

Administrator: Jeniffer Mutie
Office: 1st Floor ICT Building, Athi River
sseh@daystar.ac.ke jmutie@daystar.ac.ke
+254 709 972 502

School of  Applied Human Sciences

 Administrator: Dorothy Lavuna, 

Office:  5TH Floor DAC Building



+254 709 972 321

School of Nursing

Administrator: Dorcas Adamba,  Office: 2nd Floor DAC Building


+254 709 972 316

School of Law

Administrator: Grace Ndeto, 

Office: 1st Floor DAC Building


+254 709 972 210

Directorate or Graduate Studies:
Dorcas Mwende (Administrator)
+254 709 972 359


Daystar Leadership and Professional Development Institute

+254 709 972 288

All other Financial enquiries

+254 709 972 000

Certificate Students

+254 709 972 231

Diploma Students & Degree students – Self - sponsored - NBI

+254 709 972 251

Degree students - Self-sponsored - ATHI

+254 709 972 415

Degree students - Government sponsored

+254 709 972 415

Postgraduate Students

+254 709 972 352

Financial Aid


+254 748 778 075

Kindly SEND ONLY ONE EMAIL to the email indicated in your category for us to serve you better and faster.


Maurice Kioko

Admission and Registration

+254 709 972 623

Dr. Dorothy Kagwaini

Certificates verification - Nairobi Campus

+254 709 972 357

James Waita and Joshua

Certificate verification - Athi River

+254 709 972 294

Winnie Gathere

Registration and Timetable

wgathere@daystar.ac.ke |
+254 709 972 444

Paul Nganga

Credit transfer queries

+254 709 972 565


Tom Makunda

E-learning Support


Susan Butuku, Sarah Murithi, Jane Kabochi & Mary Shiundi

Email & Portal password reset

+254 709 972 324 | +254 709 972 293 | +254 709 972 452

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