Family Orientation Program

summer 2020 orientation is moving online!
  • All summer orientation programs (freshmen, transfer and parent) will be conducted online.

  • Orientation will continue to be required as part of the onboarding process for new students (freshmen and transfer) entering Kutztown University for fall 2020

  • Students are encouraged to pay their Advanced Registration Deposit and register online for New Student Orientation

  • Further instruction will be sent to students on how to access their online orientation

  • The parent/family orientation will be available at no cost

  • Parents who pre-registered and paid for the in-person orientation will be refunded their cost of attendance

Congratulations! Your student has been accepted to Kutztown University! Starting as a Golden Bear is an exciting time and there's lot to learn. Attending Parent/Family Orientation is a great way to learn more about KU!

Parent/Family Orientation is an optional, one-day program designed to assist incoming family members with academic and other transition points. Additional information is provided about university services and procedures as well as transition topics.

  • Prepare for KU

    1. Select and register for your orientation date. 

    Orientation is a requirement for all new students. We plan a full day of programming for students. Please do not ask us to let them leave early.  Parent/Family Program Orientation is optional. There is currently no cost to attend the Parent/Family Program. Students do not pay to attend orientation.

    2. Students are required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment by May 1, 2020.

     If you have questions about the Alexs Math Assessment or transfer credits, call the Office of the Registrar at 610-683-4485. For technical issues with the assessment, please contact Dr. Paul Ache, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, at or 610-683-4410.

    3. Did your student study a modern language? They can earn up to 9 free credits by taking the Modern Language Placement.

    The placement exam is only for students with previous language experience who want to continue studying that same language. Click here for a password and the instructions.

    4. Is your student thinking about changing their major? 

    It is very common for students to change their major before enrolling. We ask that they contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in writing  ( prior to attending orientation to making these adjustments. This will help to avoid unnecessary delays at their orientation date.