Parent / Family Orientation

When students enroll in college, parents and families may feel both excited and nervous. The academic challenges, new connections, and development of interests and strengths are an incredible opportunity, and families are also wondering about university housing, food, campus safety, career opportunities and financing this educational experience.

Student with his family


Information regarding Summer 2022 Parent and Family Orientation will be announced by February 1st. 

Program Goals

  • Learn how to help your students prepare for success in college and beyond. 
  • Learn more about what it means to be a “college parent.”
  • Be introduced to the valuable resources necessary for student academic, personal and career success.
  • Meet other parents/family members and begin to build relationships with your new community.

Beyond Orientation

Visit Parent/Family, join our SCSU Parent/Family Facebook group or subscribe to the Parent/Family Email Listserv to learn more about the ways Southern supports Parents and Families through this journey. For more information about Orientation, please contact Orientation, Transition & Family Engagement at or call (203) 392-5189 between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.