Orientation for Parents - The University of Tulsa

Orientation for Parents

Students aren’t the only ones going through big changes during the college years. Parents and families also going through a transition when their student joins the campus community at TU.

A parent and student, and a campus leader are smiling during Move-In

There are some easy ways to stay connected with everything going on at The University of Tulsa for and with parents, including (click on any of these links):

Please email us at parents@utulsa.edu with any questions!

Fall 2022 Preview

Each fall we host a handful of experiences and events for interested parents and family members of new TU students. This fall those events will take place after New Student Move-in on Wednesday, August 17.

Below you’ll see a schedule from previous years (this fall’s events will likely look different, but this timetable can help you plan for that day/evening). All events for parents and family members take place in the Reynolds Center.

3:00 – Meet Your Peer Mentor – New students will find their assigned Peer Mentor in specified sections and rows, while parents and family members choose from available seating in the sections above the students.

3:15 pm – “Oh the Places You Will Go” – a fun and insightful presentation for both students and family members.

Students entering an event

4:15 pm – Parent Welcome: While students and their groups go to their first Group Meeting, parents and family members are greeted by the Dean of Students and other campus professionals.

4:45 pm – Parent Information Session: Various campus offices and professionals are available at tables to meet parents and families, and to answer questions.

5:30 pm – Matriculation: Hosted by President Brad Carson, and SA President Justin Yang, this milestone event marks the students’ official entry into the Academic community of TU.