IWU to Host Orientation for Parents of Incoming First-Years
June 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Saturday, June 18, Illinois Wesleyan University will welcome
to campus parents of incoming first-year students in the day-long Experience IWU:
According to the Office of Orientation Services, Parent Orientation will give parents
and guardians “vital knowledge of the University’s academic and social aspects,” as
well as answers to any questions or concerns they might have about financial aid,
housing and more. Sessions like “Surviving Your Student’s First Year in College,”
presented by Counseling and Consultation Services, and “Academic Life: How You and
IWU Connect,” presented by the Academic Advising Center, are specifically geared towards
helping parents and guardians become more supportive and effective during their child’s
transition to college life.
Between registration in the Memorial Center’s Joslin Atrium and the closing reception
in the commons area of the Center for Natural Sciences, parents will have the opportunity
to interact with administrators, faculty and staff during a welcome ceremony led by
President Richard F. Wilson, lunch in the Bertholf Commons and educational sessions
reflecting a hands-on experience of what it’s like to attend classes at IWU. During
the lunch hour, guests can also attend the Titan Fair to learn more about on-campus
services like the Hart Career Center, Information Technology and Study Abroad.
Program events will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Registration costs $20 per
person, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and program materials. The
pre-registration deadline is Friday, June 10; registrations after this date will be
taken as space remains available.
Future students are not encouraged to attend Parent Orientation. IWU will host its
annual Turning Titan: New Student Orientation from Tuesday, August 16 to Sunday, August
For a schedule of activities and information about lodging and registration for Experience
IWU: Parent Orientation, please visit www.iwu.edu/orientation/parents/ or contact the Office of Orientation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 556-3749.
Contact: Jackie Connelly ’12, (309) 556-3181