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, 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 also align with when students have breaks in their day.

Fall 2023 Orientation

Parent, Family and Supporters Orientation
Wednesday, August 23 – Thursday, August 24, 2023
Program ends on August 24 around 12:30 p.m.

The orientation schedule is now available via our mobile app or desktop viewer. 


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.