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Parents and Families


Welcome, parents and families! Going to college is a big transition for not only your student, but your entire family. We are here to provide support, answer questions, and give you the resources you need to help your student as they begin their University of Rochester journey.

Parent and Family Orientation Program

Orientation at the University of Rochester is designed to introduce both incoming students and their families to University academics and student life. While you are encouraged to follow along with your student on their online orientation program, we also have a schedule of special sessions and webinars, just for parents and families.

These programs give you the opportunity to engage with University offices and departments, and connect with fellow parents and families.

Welcome Week: Parent and Families

Fall Welcome Week and Spring Welcome Weekend are designed with opportunities for you and your student to connect with fellow incoming families, learn more about available resources, and celebrate some of our unique University of Rochester traditions.

Parent and Family Resources

The Parent and Family Relations Office is also available to help you understand and support your student’s experience, learning, and growth throughout their entire undergraduate career. Learn more about the programs and resources available on the parent and family website.

Welcome Celebrations

You’re invited! Welcome celebrations are gatherings especially for incoming students and their families. These virtual events, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement and the Parents Program, allow you and your student to meet other incoming families, as well as current students and University staff members. Learn more and sign up for an upcoming get-together here.