Parent & Guest Programs

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New Student Orientation will be taking place virtually during summer 2020. Please continue to check your email for additional information!

Welcome Families & Guests!

Marywood's Orientation program is not just for your student. We understand that many of you are also going through a transition as you send 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 intend 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.


When your incoming student registers themselves for the 2020 New Student Orientation program, they will have the option to specify the number of guests that will be attending with them. Children ages 4-12 are welcome to attend as well - we have a Super Siblings program specifically for 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 the schedule so you know what to expect!

Friday, July 12, 2019, Day 1

8:30am - 10:00am Check-In Latour Room, Nazareth  
8:30am - 10:00am University Services Fair Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth
10:00am - 10:45am Opening Welcome PerformingArts
10 min travel time
10:55am - 11:40am Residential/Commuter Session PerformingArts/Latour
11:45am - 12:50pm Presidential Reception/Lunch Various 
1:00pm - 1:30pm Experience the 570!  PerformingArts
1:35pm - 2:15pm Dollars and Sense + FERPA PerformingArts
2:30pm - 3:10pm Select-A-Session Various
3:20pm - 4:00pm Select-A-Session Various
4:10pm - 4:50pm Select-A-Session Various
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner Athletics/Wellness
6:15pm - 7:15pm Theater Skits PerformingArts
7:15pm - 7:45pm Arch Walk/Class of 2023 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 13, 2019, 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  Foreign LanguagePlacement Pilot Program (If student has opted in)
12:00pm  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 All Campus Departments Remain Open Various