University of Southern Indiana

Parent and Family Orientation

Screaming Eagles Orientation

As a parent or family member, you play a vital role in your student's transition to college life. This is why we encourage parents and family members to register for and attend Parent and Family Orientation. You will learn about the University and its many resources and become a partner with the University in supporting your student's success in transitioning to college. Parent and Family Orientation is held on the same day as New Student Orientation, but it is a separate program. 

What Parents Can Expect
During orientation, parents will meet and interact with other parents and will learn about:

  • support services and resources available to students
  • how to stay actively involved in your student’s learning
  • academic information
  • financial aid, housing, safety, and other programs

How do I sign up for Parent and Family Orientation?
To register to attend Parent and Family Orientation, have your student register you when they register for orientation. If they have already registered or you need to change the number of guests, the student can log back into myUSI and make the changes to their orientation reservation. If you have questions, contact Student Development Programs at 812-465-7167, 800-350-7830, or

Cost for Parent and Family Orientation
There is no additional fee for parents and family members to attend Parent and Family Orientation. We will provide materials and lunch for up to two family members per student. Lunch tickets for additional guests will be paid for at Orientation Check-in. We ask that you only make reservations for members you know will be attending. Additional lunch tickets are $12. 

Parent and Family Orientation Schedule

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