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Welcome, parents and families! Whether your student is brand new to higher education or is transferring from another institution, transitioning to the University of Rochester is a big adjustment—not only for your student, but for your entire family. We are here to provide support, answer questions, and give you the resources you need to help your student as they begin their Rochester journey.

Parent and Family Orientation

Orientation at the University of Rochester is designed to introduce both incoming students and their families to University academics and student life, which consists of:

Please select your student’s cohort below to learn more about each of these components and what resources are available to you as the family member of an incoming University of Rochester student. 

Parent and Family Resources

The Parent and Family Relations Office is also available to help you understand and support your student's experience, learning, and growth throughout their entire undergraduate career.

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Events and Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement and the Parents Program offer multiple opportunities for current families to get involved with the College. Use the button below to sign up for updates on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Sign Up

Please note: completing this form does not update your official contact information on file with the University. All contact information updates should still be made through your student's UR Student account.