Transfer Family Orientation

This half-day program introduces you to university leadership, professional staff, parent volunteers and current students who will share important information and advice. Upon arrival, you and your student will be directed to separate check-in locations. Students will check-in at Jester Residence Hall and families will check-in at the Student Activity Center (SAC). Although Transfer Family Orientation is only a half-day program, you will not participate in Transfer Student Orientation programming.

While Transfer Family Orientation is optional, we strongly encourage you to attend. You’ll go home feeling more connected to the university and equipped with conversational topics to better support your student as your family continues preparation for the transition in August.

Session Dates

Transfer Family Orientation takes place on Thursday, the first day of your student's two-day orientation.

  • June 28
  • July 12
  • July 19


Time Event
7:30-9:30 a.m. Check-In and Resource Fair
9:30-10:10 a.m. Welcome Session
10:10-10:30 a.m. Transfer Student Panel
10:30-12:40 a.m. Student Transition and Campus Resources
12:40 -2:00 p.m Lunch
2:00- 3:00 p.m. Tour of Dining Facility, optional
3:00- 4:00 p.m. Campus Tour, optional

Siblings & Children

Freshman Family Orientation is designed for parents and other adult family members; however, younger siblings and relatives may attend. Childcare is not available and children will attend the same programming as adults.