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Texas Woman's University welcomes all parents, family members and guests to Parent and Family Orientation. Having a daughter, son, spouse, or friend enter a university is a special occasion, and we highly recommend you attend this program with your student. Your presence will help ensure your student's transition and success here at TWU. The transition to college is often both exciting and challenging. Your student will be provided with many new opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Your support, combined with TWU's services, will help to make your student's experience great.

A special Parent and Family Orientation Program is offered during each of the 2-day Freshman Orientations. T
his program is designed to help you and your student get off to a strong start at TWU. Parent and Family Orientation includes a series of programs, information sessions, tours and activities to help acquaint you with the TWU faculty, staff and students. Lodging for the parents and guests will not be provided; however all meals for the first and second day are included in the guest fee (excluding TWU's Pre-Orientation).

We look forward to welcoming you to the Texas Woman's University campus. Please plan to join your daughter, son, spouse, family member, and/or friend at TWU New Student Orientation 2015! Registration for the Parent and Family Orientation is not online. You will register for this orientation with your student under the First- Year Student Orientation link.

What is the cost of attending Orientation?

The students' orientation fee covers the student's meals, housing (double room), t-shirt and Pioneer Camp activities in August. The fee (will be added here in mid-January)  is included on the student's bill when they register for classes.

The parent/guest fee (will be added here in mid-January) covers all meals and program material for family members, but DOES NOT include lodging or any fees associated with the Pre-Orientation program that your student may be required to attend. This fee is due at orientation check-in or advanced payment at the time of registering online.

For more information, contact the Center for Student Development, 940.898.3626, e-mail

Tentative Parent and Family Orientation Activities

Here is just a sample of the activities at Parent and Family Orientation:

  • Campus Tours
  • All Meals
  • Parent Mixer with faculty and staff
  • Various Breakout Sessions including:
    • Financial aid & Payment information
    • Career Counseling
    • Check List for Parent
    • Health Insurance
    • Housing and Food Service
    • Academic Success for your child
    • Safety
    • And much more!

page updated 10/27/2014 4:59 PM

"I am glad my parents attended orientation. They got to go to sessions that explained university housing, financial aid, and much more. I believe it made them feel more comfortable about me moving away to college." - Lacey Christiansen, Orientation Leader