Every on-campus or out-of state UCCS orientation has a supplemental parent and family program designed to also help you, a parent, family member, or supporter.
Each orientation will begin with students and family members together for the first half of orientation. We will then separate students and guests for the second half of orientation to provide specific information for the different groups. While students meet with the academic advising team and register for classes, parents and family members will engage in a supplemental program intentionally designed to assist you with your own unique questions and concerns related to having your student go to college.
The Parent and Family Office is a great resource. The Office of Parent and Family Programs is here to help you become more familiar with the UCCS campus and community and to answer any questions that you may have. Join their "listserv" for monthly emails, text message reminders, and a yearly calendar of important academic dates and deadlines.
Parents and family members do not need to register to attend their student's orientation (on campus or out-of state). On the reservation form, please have your student list how many guests will be attending the orientation.
Due to space limitations, we kindly ask no more than two guests per student.
Parent participation is optional. While parents and guests are welcome to attend orientation, guests and their students will be separated during the second half of the program for specific presentations designed for their respective group.
Students attending orientations have different needs and questions than parents. We have designed our orientations to reflect this, and we believe that this will be the best experience for both students and parents.