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Parent Orientation Program

  Student with Family on Move in

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. To register for your CONNECTIONS date Click on one of the available underlined dates!
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        2. Or - Call our office - 610-683-4088 and we'll gladly assist you. 

Attendance and Fees

    The cost to attend the parent/family program is $10 (non-refundable) fee per person if paid in advance. This fee increases to $15 (non-refundable) per person on the day of the event. The cost covers your lunch and materials. Please note, on site registration for the parent orientation program  is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Families are encouraged to 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. Make checks payable to: 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. To make an accommodation request, call the Office of Disability Services  - (610) 683-4108.  

Please remind your student to take the Math Placement Assessment and Modern Language Placement before coming to orientation. Students should print a copy of the foreign language results and bring them to orientation.

CONNECTIONS Orientations YouTube Page

Additional Information and Helpful Links

For Parents Attending Orientation

     To plan for a enjoyable day, consider spending the night in the area if you are traveling more than one hour. A list of area hotels can be found here. It is important for students to arrive on time. The Parent/Family Program involves walking to different buildings on campus. Please plan accordingly. The weather may fluctuate and classrooms are air-conditioned, but you may feel warmer or cooler depending on the number of people and your personal temperature preference. 

View a copy of the program agenda and Freshman Guidebook.

Helpful Links