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 2024 Orientation

Parent, Family and Supporters Orientation
Wednesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 22, 2024
Program ends on August 22 around 12:30 p.m.

The orientation schedule will be published by June 1, 2024. 

We also offer a parent and family orientation for students participating in one of our pre-orientation programs that occurs on Sunday, August 18 and Monday, August 19, 2024 (program ends around 12:30 p.m.)

Accommodations for Parents & Families

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.