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Parents & Guests

Do my parents/guests have to come with me to Summer Orientation?

Yes. We not only welcome students to register parents/guests for orientation, we strongly encourage it. The vast majority of students who attend Summer Orientation bring at least one guest. At orientation, parents and guests participate in a parallel program that provides them with opportunities to ask questions about University resources (Student Financial Services, Student Life, etc.). Due to space constraints, students may register two guests at maximum. Programming is targeted for parents/guardians, and we are unable to provide daycare services for younger siblings.

Do parents/guests have to pay to attend Summer Orientation?

Yes. The guest fee for orientation is $70 per person to cover program materials, parking, transportation, meals, and an evening reception. Note that guests attending orientation are not considered registered until the registration fee has been received by Orientation & New Student Programs. Payment may be made by electronic check or credit card, and all guests must be registered by June 23.

Can I add or change a guest after I have already registered for Summer Orientation?

Guests may be added, changed, or modified at any time prior to June 23. Log in to the registration system, scroll down to Guest Registration, and click Modify Guest. Enter the new guest information and the desired payment option.

Can I cancel a guest registration for Summer Orientation?

To cancel a guest registration, you must contact Orientation & New Student Programs directly at 434.982.4555. Guest cancellations received fewer than five (5) business days prior to arrival date are not eligible for a refund.

Where will my guests stay during Summer Orientation?

Parents and guests are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. Some area hotels offer discounts and/or hold rooms for orientation.

What meals are included for my guests during Summer Orientation?

First-Year Sessions: Guests receive brunch and an evening reception on Day One and lunch on Day Two.

Transfer Sessions: Guests are provided with continental breakfast, lunch, and an optional dinner.

Session K: Guests are provided with dinner on the evening of check-in; continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Day One of the session; and lunch on Day Two of the session.

What if my guest requires special accommodations for a medical, physical, or disability-related need?

If your guest requires disability-related or medical accommodation during Summer Orientation, please contact the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) at Student Health: 434.243.5180. You also have the opportunity to note special accommodations (for you and/or your guests) during the orientation registration process.