Parent and Family Orientation
For information on Ambler Campus Parent Orientation, please call 267-468-8200.
Main Campus Parent Orientation
The Office of Orientation offers optional one-day Parent Orientation Sessions during the summer months for parents of incoming students. Parent Orientations occur on the first day of the student orientation sessions. Parents must register to attend parent orientation (your student's registration does not mean you are registered as a parent to attend).
Parent Orientations will be during the first day of each 2-day overnight New Student Orientation session. Specific Dates will be available here April 1st.
There is a $25 fee per person to attend Parent Orientation. The fee will be charged to the student's Fall semester bill. We do not accept cash, checks, credit cards, or any form of payment before or during the program.
Click here to register for Parent Orientation. (Registration will be available beginning May 1 for summer 2015)
Registration for each Parent Orientation will close 3 business days prior to the date of the event. Parent registration occurs on a first-come first-serve basis and may close earlier than 3 days before the session if maximum capacity is reached.
We accept cancellations (with full refund) up to 72 hours/3-days prior to the date of the program. To cancel Parent Orientation registration, please email email@example.com and include in the email the parent's name(s), the student's name, and the student's 9-digit TUID number.
Location: Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 217 (1755 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122)
TBD, please check back in May 2015
Please park in the Liacouras Garage when attending Parent Orientation. The entrance to the garage is located on 15th Street, between Cecil B. Moore and Montgomery Avenues. Parking in the Liacouras Garage is included in the Parent Orientation fee for parents who are registered to attend.
If you did not register for the Parent Orientation program or you park in a campus lot other than Liacouras Garage you will be responsible for paying for your own parking costs.
Parent Orientation Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is there a fee for Parent Orientation?
The $25 Parent Orientation fee covers parking, breakfast and lunch, and the costs of running the orientation program, including room and technology rentals, staffing, publications, and giveaways.
Do I have to attend the Parent Orientation date that coincides with my student's orientation date?
Parents do not have to attend the orientation that corresponds to their student's orientation. Parents can attend any of the Parent Orientation dates.
Is housing provided for parents attending the Parent Orientation?
Housing is not available for parents attending a Parent Orientation program. Please visit the Resources page for hotel information.
Can we see our student's residence hall room, or other residence hall rooms?
Many current students, summer camps, and other programs are occupying the residence halls during the summer. Parents will not have the opportunity to view residence halls during Parent Orientation. To view residence hall rooms, please attend a campus tour through the Welcome Center (215-204-4617), or take a Virtual Tour of the residence halls!
Will I have an opportunity to eat in the dining hall?
Yes, parents will eat lunch in the main university dining hall. This is a traditional buffet style dining facility.
Will I have the opportunity to talk to my student's academic advisor? Can I assist my student in class registration?
During Parent Orientations, the academic advisors are advising students attending the student orientation program. Parents will not be permitted to attend their student's advising session or assist in the registration of classes. If you have questions for your student's academic advisor, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Center for your student's major. Click here to view the list of advising centers.
How many parents attend Parent Orientation?
About 25-30% of new students' parents attend a Parent Orientation program. This is an optional program for parents who want a broad overview of services and programs available to their students. If you have already attended Temple's Open House or Experience Temple Day, the Parent Orientation may contain similar information.
- If I cannot attend Parent Orientation, how can I obtain the information provided to parents?
You can view the presentations and handouts provided during the Parent Orientation program on the Parent Resources page.
Questions about Parent Orientation?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-204-8531. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:45pm. Please include your student's full name and TUID number in your email.