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New Student Orientation, Phase 1 - Parent Information

Parents and Families are invited to attend Phase 1 Orientation with their student.  A schedule of the day will be provided once you arrive.  Parents and Families will have an opportunity to participate in some sessions with their student and will also have an opportunity to meet with Student Affairs and receive important information about the transition to college.  Below is some of the information you will receive.


Useful Links for Parents 

New Student Checklist


College - the First Year Timeline


New Student Orientation, Phase 2 - Parent Information

As part of our orientation programming we will host parent orientation on the first day of Phase 2 which is August 20.  You will receive information in the mail regarding this program and how to register.  These orientation sessions will provide an opportunity for you to become more familiar with the campus and services available to you and your student so you are able to assist your student in the transition to college. We also hope to ease some of your potential concerns and answer your questions.

Parent Orientation Registration

Parent Orientation Program Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 AM: Parents Arrive

8:30 AM: Welcome and Overview    

9:00 AM: One Less in the Nest with Stan Pearson                                       

11:00 AM: Convocation        

The Official Opening of the Academic Year!

  • University Welcome and Remarks - Dr. Melanie Hatch, Chancellor
  • Introduction of Faculty - Interim Director of Academic Affairs
  • Introduction of Staff – John Luchini, Director of Business Services
  • Student Government Welcome – SGA President

11:30 AM: Student Affairs Information          
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Student Services Overview/Panel
2:00 PM: Keeping Them on Track
3:15 PM: Book Drawing and Optional Campus Tours