Previous Next Parent and Family Orientation Each of our New Student Orientation programs have concurrent Parent & Family orientation, because we realize you are a key portion to your student's success! These specially designed sessions will help you successfully transition your student to college life here at UAH. At Orientation you will... Meet with faculty and staff who will provide academic and career counseling for your student Discover university resources exclusively designed to ensure that your student has a successful college experience Finalize all of your student's needs for a successful academic year Meet other Charger Family members And much more! Parent & Family Freshman Orientation The cost for each family member or guest to attend is $70 payable during online registration. If your family and guests would like to stay on campus, the cost is $90 per guest (excluding the August 13-14 NSO). Orientation includes lunch and dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2. Accommodations If your student is attending a First-Time Freshman Orientation there is on-campus housing available for guests (exception of August 13-14). Please register for on-campus housing when registering for your preferred orientation date. Please note our Transitions Orientations are 1-day events and housing is not provided. If you would like to stay at an area hotel please visit accommodations. If you or your student have special needs because of a disability, please indicate during orientation registration or call New Student Orientation at 256.824.4720 so we can make appropriate arrangements to assist you during orientation. Parent FAQ How can I help my student prepare? Help your student prepare by going through the Pre-Orientation Guide together! This guide, along with orientation, will help answer all your questions and complete all the needed steps for a successful enrollment here at UAH. Remind your student that orientation is important to their success. Encourage them to meet other students and take notes during the sessions. What can I expect at Orientation? Whether or not you have visited UAH previously, New Student Orientation will provide you a lot of new information. Be ready to take notes and ask questions. Orientation is packed with activity. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. There might even be a prize for family members who remember to wear their Charger Blue apparel! Also note that Orientation is a very fun and spirited atmosphere for your student, so don't be surprised if you see your student singing or dancing with other current students. Stay Involved through Parent & Family Programs Orientation will not be the only programing you see for Charger Parents. You will hear more about the year-around programs and opportunities for you to engage with your student during their academic journey. Make sure you grab information on our Family Weekend!