Parents & Family Orientation

You’ve brought them this far – now what? There are various opportunities for parent & family orientation leading into the start of the fall semester. This includes sessions at various events that you may be planning on attending with your students as well as a Parent Orientation offered twice in the summer months. Please take a look at the offerings below and feel free to join us to learn what comes next and how best to support your student through this next adventure!

UR Beginning 2018! & URB 2.0 events: You are welcome to join us during these course registration events. While your student registers in fall classes with their Academic Advisor, attend our Parent & Family Session! Learn how students can get involved (and why that's important) and what parents need to know (ie. tuition, financial aid, bookstore, security, etc.!).

  • UR Beginning 2018! is an all-day event on Friday, May 4 with parent sessions at 10:15 AM and 1:45 PM. 
  • URB 2.0 events are half-day versions of the UR Beginning event offered May 5, May 11, May 17, & June 12.View details.

Wednesday, August 22 - 5:30 -8:30 PM
Thursday, August 23 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

These orientation events are offered the same dates as our Summer Orientation for new students starting in the fall. Event will include:

  • Information on how to support your student and how we support them on campus

  • Overview of academic standards, key dates, privacy regulations, etc.

  • Parent and student forum - hear from parents and students who have been exactly where you and your student are now!

  • Q & A session

  • Prizes, coffee/tea, snacks


Other opportunities for parents and family:

Housing Move-In 2018 (August 31 & September 1, 2018)
3:30 - 4:30 PM in the CKHS Atrium - Parent & Family Info Fair
Parent and Family Info Fair will provide key information to parents and guardians about first-year success at the U of R. Staff and student experts will inform you about on-campus resources, such as:

  • Residence Life
  • Tuition payments
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
  • Health and Accessibility Services
  • Academic Success
  • Campus Involvement

4:30 PM in CKHS Gym - Family Send-off BBQ 
Join us for food, music, socializing, and a family send-off by the President of the university. BBQ will wrap up with entertainment such as a Rams football game or U of R style trivia.

Check back to this page for updates and more information in the coming months!