Parent & Guest Programs

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 March 23, 2019 (Same day as Admitted Student Open House!) 

Registration for family members and guests will take place during the 'Student Registration' process. When your incoming student registers themselves for the 2019 New Student 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


The Family & Guest Schedule runs concurrently to the new student schedule. Take a peek at last year's schedule so that you know what to expect!

Friday, July 13, 2018, Day 1

8:30 - 10:00am Check-In Latour
8:30am - 10:00am University Services Fair Fireplace Lounge
10:00am - 10:45am Opening Welcome PerformingArts
10 min travel time
10:55am - 11:40am Residential/Commuter Session PerformingArts/Latour
11:40am - 12:55pm Presidential Reception/Lunch Learning Commons
1:00pm - 1:35pm Experience the 570!  PerformingArts
1:35pm - 2:15pm Dollars and Sense PerformingArts
2:20pm - 3:00pm The Academic Experience 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 options: Athletics, Work-Study, Study Abroad, Student Activities & Involvement, Campus Ministry, Support Services, ROTC, Honors Program, and others! 

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 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