Parent & Family Orientation

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dear T-Bird Parents & Families,

Family Events

We are excited to welcome your family to campus Thursday, August 22 for campus Move-in Day. Because we would like you to get comfortable with your student's new home-away-from-home, all family events will take place in the Sharwan Smith Student Center. All campus parking lots will be free and open to everyone on Move-in Day.

I will host Parent Orientation sessions at 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 2 PM in the Church Auditorium in the Student Center. Because we want your first priority to be helping your student get settled in, you can choose any session that works best for you, no RSVP necessary.

We will also have a Parent Check-in Station available in the Starlight Room of the Student Center from 9 AM - 3 PM on Thursday. Please stop by with any questions and to pick up some Parent and Family swag. It is also a great place to make friends with other parents and learn more about Parent and Family Services.

A Campus and Community Resource Fair will take place in the Student Center from 10 AM- 2 PM. Help your student connect with resources to help them be successful while they are away from home.

Give your last hugs Thursday night before bed, because students check in for two action-packed days of Thunder U Orientation at 9 am on Friday. Families can get a picture of their student and high five them on Friday at New Student Induction at 11 AM in the America First Event Center, and during the Carter Carillon Bell Tower Tradition at Noon. Seating will be available for families in Section K of the America First Event Center for New Student Induction. Families will line the sidewalk outside the Business building and the Geosciences building for the Bell Tower Tradition, the student body will greet your student in front of the bell tower and faculty and staff will welcome them after exiting the bell tower. A live feed will be available for both events on our SUU Facebook page.

As you leave campus, we will have a Parent and Family tent available for any last minute questions or concerns on the lawn north of the Library.

I will attend Thunder U with your student, and will post pictures and updates on Instagram and Facebook throughout the weekend if you would like to follow along.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Welcome to the T-Bird family!


Office of Parent & Family Services

Stay connected! SUU Parent & Family Services helps keep families informed and connected to campus throughout the school year.