Parent and Family Orientation

As a parent, when should I leave?

Families decide to leave a variety of times during Parent and Family Orientation.  Our programming will end around Sunday, September 13th at 2 pm.  Many families will choose to utilize the programing we offer and depart sometime after 2 pm on Sunday.  Families may also choose to head out on Saturday, or even Friday after move-in is completed.  This is a good conversation to have with your student as you both prepare for this transition.

When do I see my student if they are participating in a Pre-Wildcat Welcome Program?

Most students will unite with family members the morning of move-in day.

Do I participate in orientation events with my student?

The student and parent schedules are concurent; there are no joint sessions that occur. Though parents attend March Through the Arch, students are with their Peer Adviser groups while the parents stand to the sides to cheer on the new students.

We are traveling a great distance, how do we get our items to campus for the residence hall room?

If families are not driving or flying out their items, they will decide to ship items to campus in advance. Please visit the Undergraduate Housing FAQ section for more information on shipping items to campus.