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Family Orientation

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Family Orientation

Family Orientation

We are pleased to offer Family Orientation each fall! This is a great time for family members to meet staff and get questions answered. Family Orientation for Fall 2019 will be on Friday, August 23rd beginning at 8 am at Spikes Cafe of the Egan building. UAS will provide a light breakfast and full lunch.

Please note: Student orientation is designed for students only, so family members who arrive on Orientation day will be directed to join Family Orientation activities. Family members are encouraged to explore our campus and community during the sessions while your student begins building new relationships with peers.

Family Orientation Sign-Up

Recommended Texts

We highly recommend the text Your Freshman Is Off To College by Laurie L. Hazard, ED.D. and Stephanie K. Carter, M.A. This text breaks down the first college year by month, provides insight into the inner workings of a typical students' mind, and helps you proactively prepare for the calls, texts, and moods of your student throughout the year.

Families who attend Family Orientation during the Fall Semester will receive a copy of this book.

Discovering the UAS Campus

UAS maintains a landing page for Parents and Counselors. We encourage you to bookmark this page for future reference.

Note: We highly encourage you to expect your student to reach out to resources, staff, and faculty on their own. Our staff and faculty are friendly, approachable, and trying to teach your student about self-advocacy and resource seeking.