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TU Parent and Family Association

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We understand that parents and guardians want the best for their student and that they have questions and concerns of their own. We’re here to assist and support families in any way.

The TU Parent and Family Association (commonly called TUPFA) helps parents and families stay informed about life at The University of Tulsa. We also look for ways to help parents connect with students and the campus, and we support families as they go through their own transitions with a student away at college.

TUPFA is run by volunteers who are parents and families of current TU students. We work closely with the professionals in New Student Programs and Services, especially focusing on the early years of student transition into the campus community.

We encourage both new and returning parents to join our work. You will have the chance to build relationships with other TU parents, stay informed about campus life and maybe even offer support to other parents and families as they send their student to TU.

Parent and family orientation

Starting college isn’t a new challenge just for students; it is also a time of new experiences and questions for parents and families. In conjunction with StartTU (New Student Orientation), the Office of New Student Programs and Services offers an afternoon of orientation and programs for parents and families of new TU students.

Please reach out to the Office of New Student Programs and Services at 918-631-2707 or parents@utulsa.edu with any questions.

Save the Date: Parent Appreciation Weekend is Nov. 3-5!

two parents sharing a meal

TUPFA invites parents and family members to join us on campus as TU celebrates Homecoming this fall on Nov. 4. TU hosts a campus-wide celebration, including a Tailgate extravaganza with free food and fun for everyone.

This is a great time for parents and family members to come back to campus, join in the festivities, reconnect with students and see campus life in person.

When to expect more details about Homecoming and Parent Appreciation Weekend

Our friends in the Office of Alumni host Homecoming and frequently update the TU Alumni Homecoming page. In late summer they’ll add more detailed information and ways that family members can even order the custom-made Homecoming t-shirt. Parents of current TU students are always welcome at alumni events! The annual bonfire the night before Homecoming is one of our favorite events.

There will be reminders shared on both social media and in University emails about deadlines for pre-ordering shirts and about the Homecoming festivities.

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