Parent/Family Orientation Program

Welcome to the golden bear community!

Maybe you are about to become a college parent for the first time, or maybe you've been one for years. No matter the stage you're in, we know that selecting a university for your child is one of the hardest things you'll do — so we're giving you everything you need to make the choice and the transition to life at Kutztown University as easy as possible.

The KU Parent/Family Orientation Program is a separate, half-day program that occurs on the same date and time as your student's orientation. Seating is limited. Register early! 

orientation Agenda

The Parent/Family Orientation is an optional program. If you have an older child in college, this program may repeat topics you are familiar with such as financial aid, living on campus and academics. Please feel free to explore KU's campus or visit our amazing downtown area while your student attends their required orientation. Light refreshments are provided.

Topics covered include: paying for college, academics, health and safety, housing/residence life, dining and academics. 

spring 2024 - parent/family orientation

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For parents/family members of first-time attending students who will begin their college career in January 2024, we offer an optional orientation occurring on the same time/date as the freshman orientation program. Please note, these are separate programs. You will meet your student at the conclusion of the program.

*In case of inclement weather, the student and parent/family programs will be held online.

Spring 2024 Orientation Date. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 In-Person Orientation (8 AM-12:30 PM)

  1. Students must first pay their advanced registration deposit in order to register for orientation.
  2. Remind your student to take the Aleks Math Placement before attending orientation.
  3. View the Guide for First Time Students for helpful information on financial aid and tuition payment.
  4. Please visit the Veterans/Military Services website for helpful information on processing paperwork.

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