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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


Registration: $30/person

(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.


Day 1

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. 

Pre-Orientation Sessions

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

Afternoon Sessions

  • 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


Day 2

Breakfast at Brockway Dining Hall

Purchase Breakfast ticket during Registration

Morning Sessions

  • 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).

Last Updated 3/21/19

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