Parent & Family Orientation
SUMMER ORIENTATION IS FOR PARENT AND FAMILY MEMBERS TOO!
Parents, siblings and extended family members play a vital role in a student’s transition into the New Paltz community. Because this time can be both exciting and challenging for the entire family, we offer an orientation for parents and family members running parallel to the Student Orientation. The Parent and Family Program and the Student Orientation are two distinct programs, although you will meet the same people, the programs for parents are geared towards their concerns. Attendance at any part of the program is optional.
and Student Affairs
Get your questions answered by staff from Student Accounts, Financial
Aid, Counseling, Health, Safety, Career Resource Center, Meal Plan/ID card
office and many others!
Get to know
Enjoy off-campus excursions to Huguenot Street (the oldest street of Stone Houses in America) or Whitecliff Winery and Mohonk Mountain House (A national historic
Talk to other parents
about what you have
We typically have between 100 and 150 parents participate in orientation each
week. Spend some time chatting with other New Paltz parents about your
experiences or concerns.
Participate in the
Want to have some fun? Before you watch your student get on stage, entertain
them with a little lip-syncing yourself at our fun-filled lip sync event!
Have the option to
Many family members stay on-campus, experiencing a bit of campus life in a basic,
air-conditioned residence hall room.* These accommodations are quite popular
with parents, but for those who prefer off-campus lodging, please see the page on
“Making Reservations for Your Session.” A description of available options for the
parent programs is on pg 12.
Note: Those who pay for
Orientation receive a nametag
to enter each session of the
program. Those who do not
pay in advance are welcome
to stay through the Official
Welcome which ends at noon.