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WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

The Office of Orientation & Transition Staff welcomes you to the UFamily. Whether it is your first college student or your last, we hope that Parent, Family & Supporter Orientation (programming for first-year parents, family, and supporters only) will prepare you to support your student through this transformational journey.  

Let’s chat about your Parent, Family & Supporter Orientation experience!  This optional orientation will provide you with valuable insights on student life, face-to-face interactions with campus experts through presentations and breakout sessions, information about campus resources for you and your student, and opportunities to explore our beautiful campus. At the same time, your student will be paired with an upper-class student, also known as an Orientation Leader. Orientation Leaders are a hand-selected group of students trained to prepare your student for their first year and transition them from high school to college.  Orientation Leaders are intimately familiar with the University of Utah and, as such, will provide opportunities to connect students with their peers, introduce them to hundreds of student resources and clubs, and help them discover their passions and extracurricular pursuits.  Additionally, they will support students in planning their first semester class schedule, alongside representatives from their Academic College. 
 
Your student’s new home sits on 1,534 acres of endless possibility. The U offers incredible opportunities and resources, including award-winning faculty and distinguished staff, state of the art buildings, nationally recognized athletics and the Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS), an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, countless student involvement opportunities, and newly recognized Big 12 energy. We were also recently ranked #1 Public University in the West! At the end of your Parent, Family & Supporter Orientation experience, you will feel confident that the University of Utah is the perfect place for your student. 
We hope to meet you at our Parent, Family & Supporter Orientation. 

Go Utah!

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REGISTER FOR PARENT, FAMILY & SUPPORTER ORIENTATION

 

before PARENT, FAMILY & SUPPORTER Orientation CHECK LIST

has your student signed up for New Student Orientation?

Verify your student has signed-up for their required New Student Orientation. 

DOWNLOAD Mobile U

Download the Mobile U app to access university information and the schedule for Parent, Family & Supporter Orientation. Schedule will be available May 1st. 

Tips for Supporting Your Student

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Book Hotel Information

Book all travel accommodations prior to attending orientation. A few options for lodging are Marriot Hotel and University Guest House.

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day of PARENT, FAMILY & SUPPORTER Orientation CHECK LIST 

parent, family & supporter Handbook
(available May 2024)

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parent, family & supporter Orientation Schedule

View the schedule below: 

Fall schedule

TravelING TO ORIENTATION 

SCHEDULE AN INTAKE WITH THE CENTER FOR DISABILITY AND ACCESS
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after PARENT, FAMILY & SUPPORTER Orientation CHECK LIST

Learn about
parent and family opportunities

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Connect with the Parent FUnd

Parents play a vital role in providing support that enriches the University of Utah experience. Connect here! to the Parent Fund

Welcome Alumni!

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Last Updated: 5/31/24