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Parent Orientation Program

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Congratulations on your student's acceptance to Kutztown University

     To aid in the adjustment to this new phase in your life, we invite you to attend the optional Parent Orientation Program. This program prepares parents for the personal adjustments that come with sending a child to college and the transitions your student will experience at Kutztown University. Your support of your student's education is critical to their success. This Kutztown CONNECTIONS orientation website contains links to help you and your student understand and navigate the university. 

   The family program is held completely independent of the student program.  How to register for Family/Parent Orientation Program. Need help? Call the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office at 610-683-4088.   Review a copy of the freshmen orientation guidebook.

Attendance and Fees

    The cost to attend the parent/family program is $10 if paid in advance. This fee increases to $15 per person on the day of the event if you do not pre-register. This cost of this program 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. Payment can also be sent via check or money order made payable to: Kutztown University, CONNECTIONS Orientation Office, McFarland Student Union, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530. If you are having any difficulty in registering, please call the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office at (610) 683-4088. Parents who have pre-registered will receive a letter confirming their attendance. This letter provides information about check-in and the day's agenda. Due to the topics covered, the program is intended for a mature audience. Space is limited. On-site registration is extremely limited and may not be available. Advance registration is strongly recommended.

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.


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.