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Each June the University hosts an orientation program for the parents of incoming first year students. The program takes place over eight days in late June. Each day corresponds to a different group of academic majors. You will be assigned a day based on your student's academic major. The Parent Orientation day is the same as the student's orientation day. While there is no cost for your student to attend orientation, there is a $35.00/person cost for parents and guests who attend Parent Orientation.
While both parent and student have orientation on the same day, the programs are completely separate until the end of the day dinner. During the Parent Orientation you will gain knowledge on a variety of topics including academics, safety and security, student life, and of course the laptop program (how to purchase, how they are used in class, etc.). Although the day is long, our goal is to answer all of your questions before you leave. The program has a wealth of information presented in an engaging and entertaining way.
Parent Orientation invitations for June 2014 will be mailed to students in the spring. Please keep a look for it in your mailboxes. I look forward to meeting you.
Parent Orientation Dates 2014
June 18 Biology, Chemistry Environmental Science, Food & Nutrition, Food Science, Math, and Pre-Engineering
June 19 Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
June 20 Art History, Art Studio, Communication Arts, Fashion Design & Retailing
June 23 English, Geography, History, Liberal Studies, Political Science, and Modern Languages
June 24 Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Technology, and Computer Science
June 26 Criminology, Sociology, and Psychology
June 27 Undeclared