Family Orientation-


Family orientation is now back up! 

 The following links correspond to a parent/family session:

September 19th-

September 20th-

September 21st-

*Remember, September 24th does not have a parent/family session that runs concurrently on that day. 


Family orientation is an opportunity to welcome parents to the Eleanor Roosevelt College and the greater campus community. It also is to initiate relationships involving family members, the University, and the college support of students' needs.

Our Family orientation program also provides information that can assist the family with academic and social transitions including:

  • The college system and UC San Diego's educational expectations
  • Information about student development and anticipated evolution of the parent-student relationship
  • Availability of student services and support networks for students
  • Introduction to college staff and campus contracts
  • Awareness of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Family members will be listening to similar presentations as the students but at different time throughout the day.There will be information more pertinent to parent/family members as well as information specific to students which is why a majority of the day the groups will be held in different rooms.


Freshmen Parent/Family Orientation Sessions:

$70.00 program fee- includes materials and meals
  • Session 1: June 21st-22nd (Thursday-Friday)
  • Session 2: September 19th (Wednesday)
  • Session 3: September 20th (Thursday)
  • Session 4: September 21st (Friday)

*There will not be a parent/family orientation running concurrently with the Monday, September 24th Student Session. Family members wishing to attend orientation may register for any other family session, or attend the International Student & Programs Office orientation on Sunday, September 23rd (International Student families only).

To Register for an orientation session:

Please note: Registration is now open!

First- Your student must register for their orientation session through the New Student Site and will be able to send you an invitation via email. The invitation does not require you to sign up, but gives you the information on how to register should you wish. Please communicate with your student so they know the correct e-mail address you would like the invitation email sent to.

Second- Follow the link on the invitation email to the website where you can register and pay for the orientation session. Please note: receiving the email invitation does not mean you are registered for orientation or guarantee you a space in a session. You must register and pay the fee in order to attend a Family Orientation session. 

*Due to increase in numbers, limited room sizes, and our desire to accommodate as many families as possible, there will be a limit of 1 parent/family member/guardian per ERC student. We wish we could accommodate every individual who would like to attend- we appreciate your understanding. 


*Please note - We are not able to provide on campus overnight housing for parents and/or family members.  You will need to make overnight housing off campus on your own.  Please refer to UC San Diego's Parent & Family Programs Website for a list of nearby hotels*