Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation is our chance to welcome the parents and family members of new students to Case Western Reserve University. The program is your opportunity to connect and learn more about CWRU during Parent and Family Orientation and throughout the coming weeks.

Virtual Events

In August, CWRU will host a series of online events to allow you to get to know more about your student's CWRU experience. Sessions include opportunities to learn about advocacy and support; academic resources; student organizations; and much more.

Online sessions will be similar to those taking place during our in-person Parent and Family Orientation. Join us to take part in sessions you may miss in person or to reinforce your understanding of your student’s CWRU experience.

Registration for virtual Parent and Family Orientation events will be available in June.

In-Person Events

Part of Discover Week, your student's week-long CWRU orientation, includes programming for parents, guardians and family members of the incoming class. The two-day orientation includes welcome sessions; an information fair and educational sessions from campus departments.

In-person Parent and Family Orientation events for the parents and family members of new students entering CWRU in fall 2022 will take place Sunday, August 21 to Monday, August 22.

Your student will be able to register you for the in-person Parent and Family Orientation as a part of their Roadmap in June.

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

Sunday, Aug. 21

Parent and Family Orientation Opening Session

This session will be offered three times: 2 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m. Choose one session to attend.

Join staff from First-Year Experience and Family Programs, Student Advancement, and Student Affairs to learn more about your relationship with Case Western Reserve University, sources of support and what to expect from Parent and Family Orientation.

Monday, Aug. 22

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Information Fair and Educational Sessions

Parents and families will follow a schedule according to their student’s small group number, allowing them to attend the Information Fair with their student and attend educational sessions while their student engages in activities with the orientation leaders.

Information Fair

If you have questions about campus services, come find the office you need, and talk one-on-one with a representative while all of our resources are in the same place.

Educational Sessions

Attend sessions from various campus departments including: Academic Resources, Experiential Education, Safety and Student Conduct, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, University Health and Counseling, Student Activities and Leadership, Study Abroad, LGBTQ services, and many more. A detailed schedule and descriptions will be available in July.

4 - 5 p.m. University Welcome

Join all new students and their families for your official welcome to Case Western Reserve University.

5 - 7 p.m. Parent and Family Reception

Join CWRU faculty and administrators to celebrate the conclusion of your Parent and Family Orientation experience and beginning of your time as a member of the Case Western Reserve family.