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Orientation for parents

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

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 TU for and with parents, including:


Fall 2024 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 students move in on Monday, August 19.

There will be a range of programs and opportunities for parents and families to learn more about the TU community and the college transition. All programming for parents and families happens on Monday, August 19, and will wrap up in time for you to take your student to dinner in Tulsa that evening.

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.

“Oh, the Places You Will Go” – A fun and insightful presentation for both students and family members.

Parent welcome & Info Session

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. During the parent info session, various campus offices and professionals are available at tables to meet parents and families and to answer questions.


Hosted by President Brad Carson and the student body president, this milestone event marks the students’ official entry into TU’s academic community.

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