Family Orientation

Family Orientation

Family Orientation 2024 will be announced soon! Check back in May.

In the meantime, recordings from our 2023 webinars have been attached below.

What is Family Orientation?

Family Orientation is a program offered by New Student Orientation that focuses on the transition of not only new students, but also their families to the UofA community. Family Orientation, along with service providers across campus offer sessions about academics, finances, and student life to give students and families tips and tricks to supporting one another throughout the transition to university.

Family Orientation Outline

The in-person Family Orientation program will be taking place at the University of Alberta North Campus. A variety of opportunities and sessions are scheduled to offer a look into University life, such as:

  • Presentations about academics, finances, student life, wellness, safety, and more
  • Student panels
  • Services fair showcasing various campus services
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Printed handbook with additional content and resources

The program offers time to listen and learn, as well as plenty of time to talk with current students and service providers on campus, who are happy to answer any questions you may have. Tickets are required for this event.

2023 Family Orientation Webinars

The Family Orientation webinars are an additional resource for families and students who are starting university. Each webinar focuses on a topic pertinent to the transition to university, and has lots of time for questions.

Dates and session topics are subject to change. Please click the session title to view the session recording.

Session Date Time
Transition to University Thursday, July 20, 2023 5:30PM - 6:20PM MST
Student Finances Thursday, July 20, 2023 6:30PM - 7:20PM MST
Residence Life Thursday, July 27, 2023 5:30PM - 6:20PM MST
Student Life Thursday, August 3, 2023 5:30PM - 6:20PM MST

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New Student Orientation
Suite 2-800
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7