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Student Development

Parent and Family Orientation


SUNY New Paltz offers a comprehensive Parent Orientation for parents, guardians and family members of incoming Freshmen. The Parent Program runs concurrently with the Freshman Program. Parents and Family Members will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with faculty and staff who will be instrumental in your student's transition to college
  • Chat with other parents and family members sharing the same transitional experience
  • Speak with current New Paltz students about their college experience
  • Learn about the many student and academic support services available at New Paltz
  • Take tours of Mohonk Mountain House and Historic Huguenot Street
  • Utilize fitness options
  • Stay on campus(optional)
    For a list of off-campus accomodations, please visit the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce Web site

Sign-up for Parent & Family Orientation is included on your student's orientation reservation form. We look forward to seeing you in July!