Rutgers Parent and Family Orientation


Parent & Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation is an optional one day program geared towards meeting the needs of our incoming students’ families. We strive to not only answer questions and provide guidance but to connect family members with key resources in our Rutgers community.

Presentation on finances, health and wellness and safety are coupled with sessions featuring current students. These sessions will familiarize you with university resources and help provide guidance on what your students will go through during their time as a Rutgers student.

Lastly, we will provide tips that we believe will help you be a partner alongside Rutgers in supporting your students’ academic and social success.

You can purchase tickets to Summer Orientation here.


Summer 2019 Dates

Monday, June 17- Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2019

Monday, June 24 – Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Wednesday, June 26 – Friday, June 28, 2019 (Out of State Only)

Monday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Monday, July 8 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (Honors College Only)

Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12, 2019

Monday, July 15 – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thursday, July 18 – Friday, July 19, 2019

Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 29 – Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Thursday, August 1 – Friday, August 2, 2019

Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Friday, August 9, 2019

Wednesday, July 10 (with Extended Evening Option)

Wednesday, July 24

Thursday, July 25 – Friday, July 26 (Overnight Program/combined with STAR Day)

Wednesday, August 7

Monday, August 12 (Evening Consolidated Program)

The following sessions have been designed to accommodate parent and family members who cannot attend a daytime program.  Our evening sessions run from 5-9pm.

Wednesday, July 17

Wednesday, July 31

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Have To Attend A Parent and Family Program?

Parent and Family Orientation is an optional one day program for parent and family members who wish to connect and network with fellow family members while also getting information from various university departments and offices.

Do I Have To Pay To Attend?

Yes. Tickets for Parent and Family Orientation are $20 per person when purchased in advance.  The ticket price includes a continental breakfast, lunch and Parent and Family promotional items.

Can I Go To Any Parent and Family Orientation Program?

Yes. However, certain sessions are geared toward the parents and families of particular students (for example transfer parent and family programs and international parent programs)

I Can’t Go During The Day. Are There Any Programs At Night?

Yes. There are two evening programs for parents and families who can’t be with us during the day. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible using the button on this page.

How long is Parent and Family Orientation?

Parent and Family Orientation is a daylong experience. The program begins at 9am and ends at 5pm (with the exception of our evening programs which run from 5pm-9pm).

If I purchased 2 tickets for Parent and Family Orientation, why do both tickets list my name and not name of the second attendee?

While both tickets will list the name of the purchaser, each ticket has a unique barcode for each guest that you purchased a ticket for.

Need a Hotel?

Some hotels have special rates for incoming students staying for orientation.

Rutgers Inn: We are extending a discounted rate of $72 (plus applicable taxes) for single or double occupancy for Orientation guests.  Triple and quad will be an additional $10 per person.  Guests can make their reservations online by visiting our website at  On the Rutgers Inn home page, enter your applicable travel dates and be sure to enter the following code in the Promo/Group Code Box: RU1727.  This discounted rate will be valid from 6/14-9/3.