Family Orientation

You and your student are now a part of our extended Cardinal Family and we want to make sure you have all the information necessary to be a partner with the University in your student’s college experience. Your participation in Orientation is extremely valuable to your student’s success. Information about campus resources, campus connections and the academic culture and expectations will be shared with you.

Important Information:

  1. There is a $40 registration fee that covers all materials, staffing, and two meals
  2. Family orientation is OPTIONAL but strongly ENCOURAGED
  3. Family Orientation is held on the FIRST DAY of each Freshman Orientation Session from approximately 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  4. Be sure to review the Family Agenda, Checklist, FAQs, and Parking Information.

IMPORTANT! When your student registers for orientation, they have the ability to register up to two guests/family members on their orientation registration form. This Family registration form is ONLY for those who DID NOT register with their student OR wish to add any additional guests. This form will not register a student for their orientation session.

Family Orientation Registration Form




Spanish speaking staff available. If you have a request for a Spanish translator please email: as soon as you receive your orientation confirmation