Family Orientation

 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:

We will be offering orientation sessions in the months of June and September. All orientation sessions are one-day long. Please see below for more details:

  • 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 times 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. 

Family Orientation Session Info

June Sessions: 

  • Thursday, June 20th, 2019 
  • Friday, June 21st, 2019

September Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 19th, 2019
  • Friday, September 20th, 2019

Please note- although there are family orientation sessions and freshmen orientation sessions occurring at the same time and date, you will not be with your student for a majority of the day. Although both programs run concurrently, they are seperate sessions that will both recieve similar information.

Family Orientation Session Agenda:

  • 7:30am Check-in will begin on the ERC Green
  • 9:00am-5:00pm- Various campus partner presentations from: ERC Provost, Housing and Dining Services, Career Development, Student Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Promotion, Academic Advising, Residence Life, I-House, and much more.
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm- Residence Hall Tours/other campus business

 * There will be a light breakfast and lunch provided for both parents/families and freshmen students. 

Family Orientation Program Fee:

  • The fee to attend orientation is $95.00 per person which includes meals, materials, and ERC goodies. We are requesting to limit one family member in attendance per student due to space limitations. As the date approaches, we may extend the invitation to invite other members. 


For additional information, please visit our FAQs page for clarification.