The Offices of Family Engagement and Orientation and Transition have merged to create the Office of New Student and Family Programs.
New Student and Family Programs News
If your department is planning a program, recruiting students, or has news that families need to know, e-mail a short blurb to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The units previously within New Student and Family Programs are now three individual departments: the Office of Family Engagement, the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, and the Office of Orientation and Transition.
“Ask Me” buttons can be worn around campus by staff during Welcome Week, Friday, August 14, through Saturday, August 22, to serve as a resource to students as they return to campus.
UT has been recognized as a leader in the areas of orientation and parent programs by the National Orientation Directors Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention and the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals.
Faculty and staff can help new students make the transition to life at UT a little easier during Welcome Week, August 16 through 22, by wearing an “Ask Me” button. The Office of New Student and Family Programs is launching the “Ask Me” button initiative this semester as a way to help new students feel comfortable asking faculty and staff questions as they join the UT family.
The Office of New Student and Family Programs has been hard at work preparing to welcome 4,100 members of the Class of 2018 for orientation. The first session begins Monday. Twelve one-and-a-half day sessions will run from June to July. Twenty-six orientation leaders will meet new students, parents, and other family members.
Faculty and staff, do you know of students who are looking for a great way to get inVOLved? Encourage them to make an impact on the class of 2017 by applying to be a Welcome Leader today! Welcome Leaders serve during Welcome Week to guide more than 4,000 new students through their first week on campus. New Student and Family Programs is hosting two information sessions this week, and applications are due Wednesday, February 20.
IIn support of becoming a Top 25 university, the Division of Student Life is combining the offices of the Parents Association and Student Orientation to create one office to serve students and their families. The Office of New Student and Family Programs will align goals related to ensuring student transitions to UT as well as parental involvement.