Family Orientation

Family Orientation

Registration for Family Orientation 2022 Programming will open in May 2022!

What is Family Orientation?

Family Orientation is an umbrella term for programming 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, Family Orientation offers programming on topics such as academics, finances and student life to give students and families tips and tricks to supporting one another throughout the transition to university.

Want to stay up to date on the latest information involving Family Orientation? Sign up for our Family email list here!

Family Orientation 2022 will offer a mix of both in person, and virtual programming.

Virtual programming will be a series of 1-2 hour webinars taking place throughout July and August highlighting different topics related, and designed to welcome families to the University of Alberta and prepare them for the transition to university life. The webinar series features informational sessions and activities to equip families with the resources and supports necessary for student success. There will be a small cost associated with attending any of the webinar series. The dates and times of these webinars are located below.

In Person programming will offer in person sessions on the UofA's North Campus in Edmonton AB, on Saturday, July 23rd from ~10:00am-2:00pm MST (time is subject to change). Times and details are currently TBD, but we will keep you updated as soon as these details are finalized! There will be a small cost associated with attending this event.

For Families

Families will be introduced to the University of Alberta community and will learn how to best support their student. Sessions focus on student wellness, student finances, residence life, student services, and more! Parents will also receive a virtual campus tour and get access to an online Parent Manual. Family Orientation also features a panel of diverse students who will be able to answer questions and provide insights on what your student can expect from their UAlberta Experience!

2022 Family Orientation Webinar Schedule *Dates and sessions are subject to change

Session Date Time
TBD Thursday, July 14th, 2022 6:00PM MST - 8:00PM MST
TBD Thursday, July 21st, 2022 6:00PM MST - 8:00PM MST
TBD Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 6:00PM MST - 8:00PM MST
TBD Thursday, August 4th, 2022 6:00PM MST - 8:00PM MST
TBD Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 6:00PM MST - 8:00PM 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