Family & Guest Orientation
Registration for Summer 2019 will open April 15.
Availability is first-come, first-serve.
- All guests need to register in advance. Space may not be available for walk-in guests.
- Please keep in mind when creating an account that the College will not have access to this information, so guests should write down their username and password.
- Family members and guests have a separate, concurrent program.
- Although family members and guests are welcome to attend orientation, their attendance is not required. Each year, approximately 50% of students bring a family member with them.
- Many parents who are going through the college process for the first time find the information provided at Orientation very helpful.
Family & Guest Program Cost
(program participation; includes light refreshments and program materials)
Optional Costs for Family & Guests:
- Lunch on Day 1 ($8.90 per person)
- Dinner on Day 1 ($20 per person)
- Breakfast on Day 2 ($7.30 per person)
Overnight On-campus Accommodations: $42/person - Townhomes
- This is the most cost-effective option if you are the only guest. Three or more guests should consider area lodging.
- The College does not provide linens, so please bring bedding and towels.
- The Townhomes are air-conditioned.
- TVs are not provided in the Townhomes
All guests need to register in advance. Optional meals and housing may not be available for walk-in guests.
Orientation Check-In & Lunch
9:30 am - Noon Check-In at McFarlane Hall*
*Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to allow time to check in.
11 am - 12:15 pm Lunch at Brockway Dining Hall (Purchase Lunch ticket during Registration)
*If you plan to purchase a lunch ticket, please arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the start of the program to allow time to eat.
10:30 - 11:30 am
- Campus Tour (Optional)
- Extraordinary & Honors Scholarship Recipient Orientation (by invitation)
*Session 1 Only: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Honors College Orientation (Required for Honors Students—Lunch provided for students and their guests)
Golden Eagle Orientation Sessions
12:30 pm Opening Ceremony & Welcome
- Academic Expectations- A Faculty Perspective
- Supporting your Commuter or Residential Student
- Financial Aid & Student Accounts
- Community Standards & Safety
- Supporting Academic Success
All Students—Intended Commuters or Residential—Stay Overnight in the Residence Hall
Breakfast at Brockway Dining Hall
Purchase Breakfast ticket during Registration
- Advice from current students and alumni
- Health & Wellness
- Information Fair
1 pm Check Out- Conclusion of Golden Eagle Orientation
1:30 - 3:30pm Dining Services- Student Interviews (Optional).