Parent & Guest Program

mother and son hug at marywood

Welcome Families & Guests!

Marywood's Orientation program is not just for your student. We understand that many of you are going through a transition of sending your student to college. With this change comes many questions. Marywood offers a Family & Guest Orientation program that coincides with your incoming student's orientation program.

To plan for your arrival, ensure that when your student registers for Orientation, they note on the form that they intended to bring you as a guest! We will take care of the rest.

Take a look below at a brief schedule of topics that will be covered for family and guests. A detailed schedule with be distributed upon arrival and check-in at the university.


Opens April 7, 2018

Registration for family members and guests will take place during the 'Student Registration' process. When your incoming student registers themselves for the 2018 Summer Orientation program, they will have the option to specify how many guests will be attending with them.

There is no cost associated with attending for family members and guests. We simply ask that during the registration process you purchase any meals you and other guests plan to eat on campus. (Meals of the incoming student are covered in their Matriculation Fee)

Download Registration Instructions 


Take a peek at last year's (2017) Family & Guest Schedule so that you know what to expect

Friday, July 14, 2017, Day 1

8:30 - 10:00am Check-In Latour
8:30am - 10:00am University Services Fair Fireplace Lounge
9:15am - 10:00am
Achieving Students Reception (by invitation only)
10:00am - 10:30am Sr. Mary Persico Welcome PerformingArts
10:30am - 11:00am Mission & Core Values PerformingArts
10 min travel time
11:10am - 11:40am Residential/Commuter Session PerformingArts/Latour
11:40am - 12:40pm Presidential Reception/Lunch Learning Commons
12:45pm - 1:30pm Transitions PerformingArts
1:30pm - 2:15pm Financial Services PerformingArts
2:15pm - 3:00pm Academic Services Presentation PerformingArts
3:15pm - 4:00pm Select-A-Session Various
4:15pm - 5:00pm Select-A-Session Various
5:00pm - 5:45pm Dinner Athletics/Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm Theater Skits PerformingArts
7:00pm - 7:45pm Arch Walk/Class of 2021 Picture PerformingArts
7:45pm- Parent Departure from Campus

University Services Fair: Taking place during Check-In. Services include the Bookstore, Dining Services, Housing/Residence Life, Financial Aid, bus service, and much more.

Select-A-Session Choices: Athletics, Work-Study, Study Abroad, Student Activities & Involvement, Campus Ministry, Support Services, Honors Program, and more.

Saturday, July 15, 2017, Day 2

8:45am Parent Arrival Back on Campus
9:00am - 10:00am University Services Panel PerformingArts
10:00am - 11:15am
Parent Panel
11:30am - 12:00pm Departmental Faculty Meetings PerformingArts
12:00pm End of Formal Orientation
12:00pm - 1:00pm (to begin) Math Placement Exam (If not yet complete. Approx 90 min.) Various
12:00pm - 2:00pm Discounted meals in dining hall for those interested
Nazareth Dining Hall
12:00pm - 2:00pm Departments Remain Open Various