Welcome to Parent Orientation!

Tuesday, September 6

Note: Meals listed are available at no charge in the Warch Campus Center

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Moving in and getting settled

Residence Halls

Welcome Week leaders and residence hall staff will be available to help with check-in and unloading belongings during move-in.


11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


Andrew Commons (Warch Campus Center)


1–3 p.m.

Services Fair

Somerset Room (Warch Campus Center)

Campus offices and local businesses are available to provide information. Meet with representatives from:

  • Athletics
  • Banks
  • Bon Appétit (Dining Services)
  • Career services
  • Cell phone providers
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Counseling services
  • Diversity Center
  • Finance office (student accounts)
  • Financial aid and student employment
  • Health services
  • Library
  • Off-campus study programs
  • Religious organizations from Fox Cities
  • Residence life and housing
  • Spiritual and religious life
  • Technology services (computer and internet services)
  • Vehicle registration & parking
  • Viking Gold (campus debit card)
  • Volunteer and Community Service Center
  • Wellness and recreation


1:30–3:30 p.m.

Conservatory Dean's Drop-in

Music-Drama Center

A chance for parents of Conservatory students and non-music major students to stop in and ask about anything you like.


1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Walking tours of the campus

Depart from the Warch Campus Center Information Desk


2:30–3:30 p.m.

Diversity Center open house

Memorial Hall (lower level)

Stop by Diversity Center to meet staff, engage in conversations, tour the facility and enjoy ice cream treats.


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Parent Orientation Session, Life at Lawrence: Discussion with Student Affairs Staff

Stansbury Theatre (Music-Drama Center)

A Q&A session follows brief presentations by Vice President for Student Affairs Nancy Truesdell and members of the student affairs staff.


4:30–6:30 p.m.


Andrew Commons (Warch Campus Center)


7 p.m.

President’s Welcome and Matriculation Handshake

Memorial Chapel

New students and family members will gather in the Chapel for the official campus welcome event. Following the program, each new student will be greeted by President Burstein.

Wednesday, September 7

7:30–9 a.m.


Andrew Commons (Warch Campus Center)


9–10 a.m.

Parent Orientation Session “Academic Success at Lawrence”

Stansbury Theatre (Music-Drama Center)

Staff members from the Center for Academic Success discuss Freshman Studies, academic advising, the curriculum, grade reports, tutoring and support services, and services for students with disabilities.


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Parents and family members should attend one of the following sessions:

“Money Matters”

Youngchild Hall 121

Meet with finance and financial aid staff to discuss your student’s money management, campus employment, the billing process and financial aid.

“WELLU: Helping your Student Stay Well (and Well-Balanced) at Lawrence”

Multipurpose Room (Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center)

This program will feature discussion and helpful suggestions as you support your student during the busy and sometimes stressful college years.


11:30–11:45 a.m.

Family Send-off

Memorial Chapel steps and lawn

Family members will have a chance to say goodbye to their student before the class photo and advising session for all new students begins.


11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

President’s Farewell Reception

President Burstein’s home 229 North Park Street

Family members are invited to mingle and enjoy refreshments with President Burstein before departing campus.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding Parent Orientation or Welcome Week activities, contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 920-832-6596.


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