Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation 2016

Parents and family members, we invite you to participate in an orientation program just for you! The program will offer you the opportunity to hear from various members of the Millersville University community, connect with other new ‘Ville parents and families, and get answers to the questions you may still have about the college experience and Millersville University.

Each program is one day long, and we have several to choose from which will hopefully accommodate your summer schedule. While all programs feature the same content, and parents and families may attend any of the six sessions offered, three of the programs have been identified for particular parenting concerns:

  • Friday, June 10 – Parents and families of transfer students (repeated on August 1). Recognizing that students transferring in credits from other institutions may have different concerns than students coming to the University with no previous college experience, this program focuses on those concerns. Parents and families of transfer students are invited to attend one of these two programs with their student.
  • Thursday, June 30 – Parents and families of NCAA fall athletes and members of the Marauder Marching Band. These students arrive for the fall much earlier than other students to begin training and working with their teams. The arrival orientation program can therefore be a challenge for these students to attend, so this mid-summer program was created to address their orientation needs. Parents and families of NCAA fall athletes and members of the Marauder Marching Band are invited to attend this program. DRAFT Marauder Parent & Family Orientation schedule
  • The other Parent & Family Orientation programs are being held on:
    • Saturday, June 18
    • Friday, July 15
    • Saturday, July 16

Attendance is not required, but is highly encouraged for parents and families of incoming Millersville University students.  Parent & Family Orientation is designed specifically to meet your needs and provide detailed information about Millersville University.  We often get asked "Should I attend if we have previously visited Millersville through an Admissions program?"  The feedback we have received from parents is "Yes"!

Attending Parent & Family Orientation

Space is limited for each Parent & Family program, and advance registration is required. Registration for each of the programs will close one week prior to the program date. The cost of the program is a non-refundable $20 per family member. The registration fee covers the cost of program materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

There is no programming for siblings during Parent & Family Orientation. We ask that only adult family members attend the Parent & Family Orientation program. Younger siblings will be invited to campus in the fall during our Parent & Family Weekend programming.

Do not include your student when registering for Parent & Family Orientation. They will be asked to register separately. For more information on our student orientation programs visit the Newly Admitted Student Orientation web pages. If you find that you need to change your registration after completing the form, please call the Office of Transition Programs at (717) 871-5553 or email orientation@millersville.edu for assistance.

Getting on Campus

Parking is available in the McComsey Parking Lot off of James Street directly across from Gordinier Hall & Bolger Conference Center (#54 on campus map).  Parking Permits are not required for Parent & Family Orientation days. Check-in is from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. in the Student Memorial Center (#53 on campus map) Robert L. Slabinski Atrium.  The last session ends at 3:30 p.m.

DRAFT Parent & Family Orientation Schedule

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Please contact the Office of Orientation & Transition Programs at 717-871-5553 with any questions.