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Parent Orientation Program

family program


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.

     This optional, one-day summer orientation program is held 15 times in June.  The summer 2015 dates are: June 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25. Registration for this event opens in February. The family program is held completely independent of the student program. You are not limited to choosing the same date as your student, and may choose the date that best fits your schedule.  How to register for Family/Parent Orientation Program. Need help? Call the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office at 610-683-4088.  

Attendance and Fees

    Attendance to the parent/family orientation requires a $25 non-refundable fee per person. This cost includes a bagged lunch and program materials. Families can register online beginning in February through the student's MyKU account. Parents who have 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 limitations only permit two parents/guardians per student. On-site registration is extremely limited and may not be available. Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Special Accommodations for Orientation

     If you require special arrangements to accommodate a disability, physical challenge, or dietary concern, arrangements must be made at least two weeks in advance of the program date by contacting the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office by phone or email: (610) 683-4088 -

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. Read a copy of the freshmen orientation book.