Experience IWU: Family Orientation

Experience IWU offers parents, guardians, and adult support persons the opportunity to learn more about their students' upcoming transition to college. IWU faculty, staff, and orientation leaders welcome families to six virtual sessions to learn about several aspects of the college experience.

  • Experience IWU: Parent-Family Orientation is a virtual experience, facilitated via Zoom.
  • There are six sessions presented over the course of six weeks.
  • No registration is required to attend this orientation.
  • Parents and Families are encouraged, but not required to attend Experience IWU.
  • You will receive logistics with login details closer to the orientation date.


Experience IWU: Parent-Family Orientation 2021

Tentative Schedule

Virtual, via Zoom, start time is 7 pm CST

No registration process

  • June 22, 2021 - Parenting an "Adult in Training": Changing parenting roles and engagement with IWU
    • Presented by representatives from Student Affairs and Dean of Students Office
  • June 29, 2021 - Transitioning from High School to College: Academic Determination in College
    • Presented by representatives from Provost’s Office, Academic Advising, and Student Accessibility Services
  • July 6, 2021 - Today's College Campus: Promoting Diverse Citizenship, Health and Safety, and Inclusion
    • Presented by representatives from Student Affairs and Dean of Students Office
  • July 13, 2021 - Life at a Residential University: Engaged Learning in a Living Community
    • Presented by representatives Office of Residential Life
  • July 21, 2021 - Involvement & Engagement: Facilitating Social Connectedness
    • Presented by representatives from the Office of Student Involvement and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion;
  • July 27, 2021 - Life after IWU: Engaging Early for Career Success
    • Presented by representatives from the Hart Career Center

We will be taping each session for those unable attend. You can also find additional information about Family Orientation in our Parent Resources and the Experience IWU Handouts sections.

We look forward to you joining us on campus!  If you have questions that are not addressed in our Frequently Asked Questions, please Contact Us for more information.