Parent and Family Orientation Tips

In order to ensure that you are prepared for the Parent and Family portion of orientation, please complete the following items prior to arriving on campus:

  1. Come prepared with a list of questions. Our staff will be available throughout the day, and we want to ensure that you leave feeling comfortable and excited about your student's transition to UCCS.
  2. Be prepared to spend the afternoon of orientation away from your student. Helping your student to be independent is difficult. We understand this. We also know that you cannot be with your student in classes. To help your student begin to learn the UCCS campus and connect other new students, we separate our student and parent orientations so that each of you can learn what you need to be prepared for.
  3. Remind your student to do everything on the student checklist. Freshmen, transfer, and military and veteran students have different items they need to take care of prior to orientation. If your student needs help, have your student contact the Orientation Office at
  4. Enjoy the experience! Orientation is busy and full of information, but it's a fun day for you to learn more about your student's academic pursuit. We will do our very best to make sure that when you leave UCCS, you will feel confident that your student made the right choice to attend here.