What Is 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.

To purchase your ticket to a Parent and Family Orientation click the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Parent and Family Orientation

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.

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Summer Parent and Family Orientation Dates

We can’t wait to welcome you into “R” family this summer!

Summer 2018 Dates Coming Soon…