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. Each fall we offer a few different meetings and events to help parents and families learn more about campus life, and to help with this transition.

Below you’ll see the schedule for this Fall’s move-in day and Orientation kick off. Everything for parents takes place on August 18th. Please note, new students see a different schedule on the ConnectTU app with student and group-specific programs (available in early August).

There are some easy ways to stay connected with everything going on at The University of Tulsa for and with parents, including:


Sunday, August 18th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Move-in Appointments for students living on campus. Appointments are set up through the Office of Housing, and are first available mid-July.

10:00 am – 3:15 pm Commuter Check-In at LaFortune House (building 58 on this map).

2:00 pm – 3:25 pm Parent Information Fair (come-and-go event) in the lobby and hallways of the Lorton Performance Center (building 24 on this map).

2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Welcome for Multicultural Students in the Lorton Performance Center (building 24).

3:33 pm Meet your Orientation Leader, Reynolds Center (building 84 on this map). Students head to assigned sections to meet their OL and group; parents and family members have open seating in the upper sections.

3:45 pm  Oh the Places You Will Go, Reynolds Center

4:30 pm  Parent Welcome, Reynolds Center

5:30 pm  Matriculation, Reynolds Center

6:30 pm  Welcome Reception, Student Union (building 3). This is open to all new students and their families.