Family Orientation Program

Our Family Orientation Program is a free program designed for parents and family members of new students. The Family Orientation Program runs simultaneously with our New Student Orientation Program. All sessions offered during Family Orientation are designed to give parents and family members information and tools to help their students be academically successful.

The content of each session is designed for an adult audience. We recommend that attendees do not bring small children to the program.

Were you not able to attend one of our Family Orientation Programs? Were you in attendance and want to review the information covered? Check out the links below to view any videos or presentations that were covered by our campus partners!

2019 NSO Family Resource Guide

Academic Advising

Academic Programs and Academic Success

Capital Area Transport Authority (CATA) Bus Information

Career Services Network

Financial Aid

Flat Rate Tuition Information

Health, Wellness, and Safety – Caring for Your Student

IT Services

Prevention, Outreach and Education

Residential and Hospitality Services

Student Accounts


The Family Orientation Program for spring semester will take place on Thursday, January 2nd. Please note that the corresponding student orientation takes place over the course of two days, January 2-3.

Location: Information coming soon!

Parking: Information coming soon!

Tentative Schedule: More information coming soon!

12:00 pm – 2:00pm – Residence Hall move in for students; lunch with families

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Family Orientation Sessions


Families attending Orientation – are you looking for some fun things to do in the Lansing area while you are on campus and during your down time? Check out the Lansing CVB website for information and fun things to do!

Sign Up for Family Orientation