Parent and Family Orientation

We know that this is also an exciting (and maybe a little nervous) time for parents, families, and supporters of our new Spiders. Whether this is your first student to go off to college, or one of several, we want to you feel welcomed and learn about resources available to your student.

During New Spider Orientation in August, there are programs and events designed for parents, families, and supporters to help them know how to best support their student. These programs and events are mostly separate from the student orientation schedule, but do align with when students have breaks in their day.

Our Parent, Family and Supporters Orientation begins in the evening on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 and concludes around 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022. 

The orientation schedule will be available July 1, 2022!


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide housing to parents, families and supporters, but there are a number of hotels and accommodations within the city of Richmond. It is recommended that you make reservations well in advance to ensure adequate lodging.

Have questions about New Spider Orientation? Contact us by email