New Parent and Family Orientation


Welcome to R Family!

When your student begins their journey at Rutgers University, the entire family experiences the excitement, transition and change. We are here to support family members as well as our new students.

New families are invited to campus to attend New Parent and Family Orientation in June, July, and August. This program provides the opportunity to learn more about the university experience and resources available to your new student. Note: New Parent and Family Orientation is a separate from New Student Orientation. You do not have to attend the same day as your student’s orientation as these are separate programs. For questions about New Student Orientation, your student should email


Summer 2023 Registration Dates

Dates: June 27, June 29, July 7, July 11, July 13, July 18, July 20, July 25, July 27, August 1, August 2, August 28 (International Families)

Location: Building location varies based on the date. All sessions will help on the Busch campus.

Time: 9 am-5 pm

Cost: $30 per person

Schedule Overview:

  • ABC’s of Academic Success: Hear from university offices available to help your student stay on track.
  • Ask a Student: Your opportunity to ask current students about their Rutgers experience.
  • A Day in the Life: Learn about the resources available to enhance your student’s experience.
  • Staying Healthy and Safe: Hear from Rutgers staff members who are on campus to ensure your student’s well-being.
  • Campus Tour: visit the College Ave, Cook/Douglas, and Livingston Campus, as well student a few student support service locations.
  • Lunch, Rutgers-themed giveaways, and more


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