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  • Just For Families -- New Student Orientation Program for Parents

    Your student is about to go through one of the most important transitions of his or her life—becoming a college student. This experience only happens once in a student’s life; so on behalf of the University we encourage you to talk with your student about the importance of participating in the New Student Orientation program outlined on this website.  

    Very little is more important at this time than your student’s transition into the college experience at Carlow. The programs in New Student Orientation are designed to provide significant support and assistance to students making their initial transition into the University. Without attending all of the events during this week, your student’s transition, both academically and socially, will be much more challenging. 

    The same can be said about your experience. As your student is beginning this exciting time, you are also going through a transition. We have designed programs with you in mind. We encourage you to attend all of these events, but they are, of course, not mandatory.

    Parents and Families Orientation Schedule: August 20, 2014, 3-11:30pm

     3 p.m.–4 p.m.
    Matriculation Ceremony

    The St. Agnes Center of Carlow University
    An official welcome to the Carlow Community from the university’s academic side. 

    4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Family Welcome and Dinner

    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
    A welcome to families of incoming students and a chance to meet the faculty and staff who are here to support your student over the next four years.

    5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
    College Life at Carlow—Your Student’s Academic and Social Life

    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
    You will sample a college level class, learn about your student’s academic life, and watch a presentation on the social aspect of college life at Carlow. 

    7 p.m.–8 p.m.
    Letting Go

    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
    A presentation on how to give your student space during the first year of college while still showing support and staying in their life. 

    8 p.m.–9 p.m.
    Family Panel

    A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Atrium
    A panel consisting of current students’ families answering any question you may have about your student going off to college.

    9 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
    Meet and Greet: Hypnotist and Rita’s Italian Ice

    Campus Green, Grace Library, Fifth Floor
    Enjoy some sweet Italian ice and an amazing show by one of the nation’s best illusionists, Tim Kutch. Check him out at timkutch.com