Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family KSU Orientation

We consider Parent and Family Orientation important to a student’s successful transition to college. During Parent and Family Orientation, we will help you become acquainted with campus services and resources, discuss how to best support your student through their transition to college, and provide you with resources you’ll use while your student attends Kennesaw State University.

How do I register for Parent and Family Orientation?
Students can sign up one guest to attend a Parent & Family Orientation session. The Parent and Family Orientation sessions are held in tandem with student sessions. Attendance for parents and family members is encouraged but not required.

What is the schedule like for Parent & Family Orientation?
Schedules will vary depending on the modality of your orientation session:

  • Virtual Sessions: Virtual Parent & Family Orientation sessions are hosted via Zoom Webinar. While students can expect for their sessions to last most of the day, virtual Parent & Family Orientation sessions are hosted from 10am to 12pm.
  • In-Person Sessions: In-person Parent & Family Orientation sessions will closely mirror the student schedule, starting at 8:30am. While your student will break-out with their Orientation Leader for some of the day, you will be able to reconnect with them for campus tours, visiting the bookstore, and more.
  • More information about specific check-in times and schedule information will be provided to you as you approach your session date.

What are the benefits to membership in the Parent and Family Association?

Benefits for this membership can be found on the Parent and Family programs website.


What should I do after Orientation?

Create your profile on our Parent and Family Portal! By creating a profile, you’ll receive the information you want, at the frequency you want it!

Note: You must pay the fee for Parent and Family Orientation to attend any portion of the day as well as receive the included year-long membership benefits to the Parent and Family Association, as mentioned above. Session details (including location, parking, start/end time, etc.) will be sent in advance of your orientation day to your student's KSU email address.

Questions about Parent & Family Orientation?
Contact New Student Programs at or 470-KSU-INFO (470-578-4636).