Family Orientation Program

Congratulations on your student's acceptance to Kutztown University! We believe in warm welcomes and that individual attention fuels personal growth. It's time to prepare and register for your orientation program to join the Golden Bear Family.

  • Prepare for KU

    1. Select and register for your orientation date. 

    Orientation is optional for family members. We plan a full day of programming for you so be sure you have no other obligations that day. Confirm your date with your student before you select.

    2. Your student is required to take the Aleks Math Assessment. 

    If you experience any technical issues, please contact Dr. Paul Ache, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, at or 610-683-4410

    3. Is your student thinking about changing their major?

    Please email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at for assistance.

    4. Your student will have their photo taken at orientation.

    This is for their college I.D. card. They will need a valid form of photo I.D. such as a driver's license, state issued I.D., school I.D. or passport. 

  • Dates And Registration

    Family Orientation is an optional one day program designed to assist parents of incoming freshmen with academic and other transition points. Additional information is provided about university services and procedures. There is a fee of $10 (non-refundable) per person to attend. This fee increases to $15 on the day of the program. On-site registration may be available. Advance registration is strongly advised, if possible.

    Family Orientation occur on the same dates as freshman orientation. The program is separate from the freshman students; however, it happens simultaneously to the freshman orientation program. Freshmen and Family Orientation are two separate programs. They will be with each other in the morning and meet up at the end of the day.

  • Event Schedule and Information

    Event Information

    Check-In Begins: 8:15 AM

    Program Start Time: 9:00 AM

    Program End: Approximately 3:00 PM

    Location: McFarland Student Union Building

    Parking Available: in Lots A1 and A2

    *Find these locations by checking our campus map.

    Directions to Campus


    "Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.  Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices

  • Family Orientation Presentations