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Parent & Family Orientation at Rising Titan

As you prepare for your student to join the Illinois Wesleyan University community, we hope the questions and answers below will be of use to you.  If you have any additional questions please contact the Office of Orientation Services at  Make sure to click on each item to see the response.


What is Parent & Family Orientation at Rising Titan?

  • This opportunity is Illinois Wesleyan University's way of welcoming you to the university experience.  The sessions for you at Rising Titan are designed for the parents and/or guardians of first year and new students to learn the resources they need to become the best support system for their student. 

What will happen during Parent & Family Orientation at Rising Titan?

  • You will learn about the academic and social aspects and expectations of our Titans, hear from administrators, staff, and students, learn how to assist in the transition to college, how to support a healthy, thriving Titan, and learn about the transformational experience that is Illinois Wesleyan University.

Who attends?

What does it cost to register and what does that cover?

  • We have space for students to bring up to two individuals with them to a Rising Titan session. The in-person sessions will cost $20 per family member/individual attending with the students; the student is free. The cost is mainly to cover meals and snacks throughout the day. Your registration to attend with your student is located in the Rising Titan registration form students are responsible for completing. 

What if I cannot attend?

  • If you cannot attend,do not worry, we will have some of the sessions pre-recorded for you to watch in the month of July. In addition, we will be sharing pre-recorded videos to review that assist in your transition too!