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New Student Orientation

Parent FAQ's


When are Parent Orientation sessions offered?

Parent Orientation sessions are offered at every New Student Orientation. We encourage parents to attend Orientation the same day as their student in order to get the most out of your and your student's day! Parent orientation is not offered on the same day as the Transfer Welcome.

Is there a fee to attend Parents Orientation?

One guest can accompany orientation for free.

Do I have to attend Orientation on the same day as my student?

We believe the shared experiences you will have by attending Orientation on the same date as your student is very valuable. We encourage you to try to make arrangements to be here with your student on the same day. If you are unable to attend on the same date, then you can attend a Parent Orientation anytime during the summer.

Will I see my student during Orientation?

Students and Parents will be together at the beginning of the day, can meet up again during lunch if they choose, and will reconnect at the conclusion of the program.

My student is registering for classes with an academic advisor during Orientation. Can I attend my student's advising session?

Parents are unable to attend their student's academic advising session. We encourage parents to discuss course selection with their students. If needed, students can make changes to their schedules at any point after advising is completed, although it is strongly recommended that your student talk with an advisor first prior to making changes to his or her schedule.

What is the schedule for Orientation?

The Parents' orientation program runs concurrently with New Student Orientation. There will be some sessions where both students and family members will be together, and other times when the groups will hear presentations specific to them. Click here to view a tentative Parent and Family Orientation Schedule.

What is the difference between the Office of Financial Aid and the Bursar's Office?

The Office of Fianancial Aid is responsible for administering federal, state, and institutional aid, such as grants, student loans, and Work Study. We determine a student's eligibility for financial aid, make an award and disburse the fiancial aid to the student's account. The Bursar's Office is responsible for the billing and collections of tuition and fees and processing refunds.

What is the difference between the Office of Financial Aid and the Scholarship Resource Office?

The Scholarship Resource Office provides information about scholarships and offers guidance in the scholarship application process. There is a difference in the types of financial assistance available at the University, with the Scholarship Resource Office handling the scholarship process and the Office of Financial Aid completing the financial aid process for grants, loans and Work Study.

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