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Parent/Family Orientation

Fall 2018 Parent/Family Orientation takes place concurrently with New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation. Parents and family members will attend informational sessions in regards to campus life, both inside and outside the classroom, financial aid and campus safety. Parents and family members will also have the opportunity to ask current students questions about their experiences at the university. These sessions are informative and provide strategies to help support your student while he/she transitions into college life at Southern. 

Parent/Family Orientation Dates (FIrst-Year STudents)

Parent/Family Orientation begins at 8am and concludes by 4pm. Students and their families will check in together in the morning. 
Session I Tuesday, June 12th
Session II Monday, June 18th
Session III Thursday, June 21st 
Session IV Monday, June 25th
Session V Thursday, June 28th


Tuesday, July 17th (11:00am- 4:00pm)*
Friday, July 27th (11:00am- 4:00pm)
Wednesday, August 15th (11:00am- 4:00pm)
Saturday, August 25th (10:00am- 2:00pm)* 

Students make reservations for their parents/family members to attend Parent/Family Orientation when they register for orientation.  

To register for an overnight stay for parent/family, fill out the form here!

Parent / Family Guide

The following guide serve as a general guide to introduce you our range of offices and services designed to help your student navigate the university and succeed at Southern.

Download SCSU Parent and Family Guide 2018-2019 (pdf)