University to Host Experience IWU: Parent Orientation
June 4, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Saturday, June 16, Illinois Wesleyan University will welcome
to campus parents and guardians of incoming first-year students in the day-long Experience
IWU: Parent Orientation.
Each June an average of over 400 parents and guardians attend the event to learn more
about their students' upcoming transition to college. The Office of Orientation Services
intends this event to 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 regarding financial aid, housing, and more. Sessions like "Career Center
Close-up: Majors, Internships, Career Planning & More," presented by the Hart Career
Center, and "Surviving Your Student's First Year in College" are geared toward helping
parents and guardians be more supportive and effective during their child's transition
to college life.
Between registration and the closing reception in the atrium of the Center for Natural
Science Learning and Research (210 E. Beecher St., Bloomington), guests will have
the opportunity to interact with Illinois Wesleyan faculty and staff, as well as have
a hands-on experience of what it's like to attend classes at IWU. Additional activities
include a welcome by President Richard F. Wilson, lunch in the Bertholf Commons, and
the Titan Fair, which will allow parents and guardians to learn more about on-campus
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the Eckley Lounge of the Memorial Center (104
University St., Bloomington) and the event will end at 5 p.m. Registration costs
$20 per person, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.
The pre-registration deadline is Sunday, June 10; registrations after this date will
be accepted as space remains available.
Future students are not encouraged to attend Experience IWU; Incoming students will
have an opportunity to explore campus life during the annual Turning Titan: New Student
Orientation from Tuesday, August 21 to Sunday, August 26.
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 (309) 556-3749 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sylvia Zukowski '12, (309) 556-3181, email@example.com