We are excited to have you and your student as a part of the Asbury community! We know the transition to college is a significant one for the whole family, and we want to help make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Whether your son or daughter just graduated from high school or is transferring from another institution, we look forward to your student beginning a new chapter at Asbury University.
Family and Friends Orientation, August 14 – 15, 2018
An optional but informative orientation program which includes relevant programming and helpful information is available for parents and other family or friend support persons of first-time students and transfers who have 29 or fewer Asbury-approved credit hours. Once you arrive on campus Tuesday and register your student for Welcome Week, you will have time to help them move in and get settled in the residence hall. That evening we kick off the programming with the President’s Welcome, followed by a Faculty Reception for you to meet some of your student’s professors.
The following day was crafted with you in mind–we want to provide an opportunity for you to meet staff from a wide variety of offices ranging from Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office to Student Development and Business Affairs. Your time on campus will conclude with a special closing service for students and their families, which you will not want to miss! You will be able to depart campus by 5 p.m. Wednesday, while Welcome Week activities continue for your student. View the tentative Family & Friends Orientation Schedule for additional information.
Does your student have middle-school or high-school age siblings? Register them for College Connection, a free program for middle-school and high-school age siblings offered during designated sessions of Family and Friends Orientation. College Connection is available Wednesday from 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. To register, fill out the registration form by Friday, August 10. Registration for College Connection is necessary so that we have an accurate count for both the Challenge Course and the art project.
We look forward to having you here and are privileged to be a part of your student’s life!