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Parent Orientation Program

Fall lamp


Congratulations on your student's acceptance to Kutztown University

     We invite you to attend the optional Parent Orientation Program at Kutztown University. This program prepares parents and families for the personal adjustments that come with sending a child to college. Your support of your student's education is critical to their success. This orientation website contains links to help you and your student understand and navigate the university.

Register For Parent/Family Orientation - Select the date that best fits your schedule.

  1. Go online through your students MyKU - MyKU>Student Services Center>Select Other Academics>CONNECTIONS Orientation Parent Program
  2. Or - Call our office - 610-683-4088 and we'll gladly assist you.

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Attendance and Fees

    The cost to attend the parent/family program is $10 per person if paid in advance. This fee increases to $15 per person on the day of the event. This cost covers your lunch and program materials. Families can pre-register and pay online with a credit card or e-check through the student's MyKU account. (MyKU>Student Services Center>Select Finance Tab>Select Purchase Items>Parent Orientation.

Payment can also be sent via check or money order: Kutztown University, CONNECTIONS Orientation Office, McFarland Student Union, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530. If paying by check, please reference the student's name and ID number on the check. You can also pay in person at the Office of Student Accounts located on the second floor of the Stratton Administration Bldg.

Special Accommodations for a Disability

Kutztown University would like to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied access, or otherwise treated differently from any other individual attending CONNECTIONS Orientation. Please contact us about accommodations at your earliest convenience but, no later than two weeks prior to your orientation sessions to give us sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements. Contact the Office of Disability Services with any questions - (610) 683-4108.  

Please remind your student to take the Math Placement Assessment by May 18th.


Additional Information and Helpful Links

What to expect at Parent Orientation
     At Parent Orientation, you will receive helpful information on the many services provided by Kutztown University for students along with a general overview of our processes including housing, dining services, tuition payment, financial aid, course registration and advisement to name a few. Faculty will provide a session on degree requirements.  Listed below are some helpful guides and links to additional resources which can be beneficial during this transition.