NSO

Parent Day

Greetings, Parents, and Guardians - click here to register for Parent Day
(Saludos, padres y Guardianes - haga clic aquí para el sitio web del Día de padres en español)

We understand that your student's first year comes with plenty of questions. Our office provides Parent Day to support your family during this transition. Click on the options below to learn more about this annual event.

When is Parent Day?

The dates for Parent Day 2018 have yet to be determined 

Parent Day Goals

Parent Day is designed to:

  • Assist you in becoming a partner in your student’s success by learning key information about the academic opportunities, support services, and out-of-class experiences available to CSUN Students.
  • Offer an opportunity to ask questions based on real experiences your students are already having, including the many transitional issues that challenge both students and families.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to meet university administrators, faculty, staff and student orientation leaders who support and mentor new students as they begin their CSUN Journey towards graduation.
  • Learn about campus resources and services available to students.

Parent Day Schedule

Parent Day Schedule Example

at a glance:

8:00 AM – Check-in and Campus Tours
9:00 AM – University Welcome
9:15 AM – Partnering with the University Part 1 – Student Life
9:35 AM – Partnering with the University Part 2 – Academic Success
10:15 AM – Breakout Session #1
11:00 AM – Breakout Session #2
11:45 AM – Breakout Session #3
12:30 AM – Tradition of the Rose and Lunch

Detailed :

8:00AM

CHECK-IN & CAMPUS TOURS

Campus tours will start every 25 minutes. The last tour will begin at 8:30 am

9:00AM

UNIVERSITY WELCOME

9:15AM

PARTNERING WITH THE UNIVERSITY

Academic Success

This presentation will inform parents of academic information that is central to a freshman's success. Parents will be introduced to the role they can play in supporting and reinforcing student academic success. The discussion should include what their student was told about graduating on time, units required, declaring a major, important dates to remember (midterms, finals), advisement and registration, and other University Policies such as executive order 665 and repeating courses.  There will be an opportunity for questions following this section.

Student Life

This presentation will focus on the importance of engagement in co-curricular activities as means to promote student success and will discuss how parents can support student involvement. Parents will be introduced to the Student Conduct Code, student records access policies, and University practices and resources that combine to promote a secure campus environment. There will be an opportunity for questions following this section.

10:15AM

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

  • Meeting the Costs of College - Presented by the Department of Financial Aid & Scholarships 
  • Police Services & Campus Safety - Presented by the Department of Police Services
  • The First Year Transition - Presented by University Counseling Services

11:00AM

BREAKOUT SESSION #2 

  • Police Services & Campus Safety - Presented by the Department of Police Services
  • "Let's Talk" - Student Panel - Presented by Various Students from New Student Orientation

11:45AM

BREAKOUT SESSION #3

  • Meeting the Costs of College - Presented by the Department of Financial Aid & Scholarships 
  • The First Year Transition - Presented by University Counseling Services
  • "Let's Talk" - Student Panel - Presented by Various Students from New Student Orientation

12:30PM

LUNCH & TRADITION OF THE ROSE

 

For a summary of what each presentation is about, please look under the following tab "Program Activities, Presentations, and Speakers"

Program Activities, Presentations, and Speakers

Example from Parent Day 2017 - ACTIVITIES, PRESENTATIONS, AND SPEAKERS

CHECK-IN & CAMPUS TOURS
Parents are encouraged to grab breakfast and take a tour of the campus guided by CSUN’s New Student Orientation (NSO) Leaders. Both English and Spanish speaking tours will be available. In the Union there will be a step and repeat for photo opportunities, a trivia table and a live jazz band for the parents to enjoy at their leisure. 

UNIVERSITY WELCOME
     Dr. Dianne Harrison, President for California State University, Northridge.

PARTNERING WITH THE UNIVERSITY
    
Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Student Life: This presentation will focus on the importance of engagement in co-curricular activities as means to promote student success and will discuss how parents can support student involvement. Parents will be introduced to the Student Conduct Code, student records access policies, and University practices and resources that combine to promote a secure campus environment. There will be an opportunity for questions following this section

     Elizabeth Riegos-Olmos, Director - Student Service Center/EOP Satellite for the College of Science & Mathematics                                                                                                                                                             

Academic Success: This presentation will inform parents of academic information that is central to a freshman's success. Parents will be introduced to the role they can play in supporting and reinforcing student academic success. The discussion should include what their student was told about graduating on time, units required, declaring a major, important dates to remember (midterms, finals), advisement and registration, and other University Policies such as executive order 665 and repeating courses.  There will be an opportunity for questions following this section.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

POLICE SERVICES & CAMPUS SAFETY/EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
    
Chief Anne Glavin, CSUN Department of Police Services
This session will inform parents of the capabilities of the Department of Police Services in providing safety, security and law enforcement services for the California State University community.  Information will also be provided on crime prevention programs, emergency preparedness resources and educational opportunities that promote personal safety and the protection of property. The discussion will help parents understand the campus partnerships that help reduce the risk of victimization and foster safety within the campus community. A new video on active shooter awareness will be shown, followed by discussion on how this video is being introduced to students on campus. There will be an opportunity for questions following this section.

THE FIRST YEAR TRANSITION TO COLLEGE
     Dr. Anne Eipe, Clinical Coordinator for University Counseling Services
     Dr. Jose Montes, Staff Psychologist for University Counseling Services

This presentation will focus on the common challenges first year students’ face when coming to college and common challenges parents face when their child goes to college. The discussion will provide strategies and tips on how parents can support their student in the first year and promote student success. A question and answer period will follow.

MEETING THE COSTS OF COLLEGE
     Linda Brignoni, Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships
     Beatriz Mendoza, Associate Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships
This session will review the costs of attending CSUN; provide insights into factors that may contribute to future changes in costs, suggest ways that students can assist in managing costs while in college, outline sources of financial aid, and discuss the role parents can play in meeting college costs. A question and answer period will follow.

“Let’s Talk” – Student Panel
      Rocio Rosales and  Yasmin Irfani, Graduate Assistants | Shannon Ashford, Student Coordinator – Office of Student Involvement
At this session parents will have the opportunity to connect with CSUN Students to ask questions and learn what has helped them in their college journey.   Students will share about their personal experiences related to the transition and adjustment into CSUN on topics ranging academic success to social and cultural contexts.  

TRADITION OF THE ROSE & LUNCH              
A symbolic CSUN tradition - Individuals place roses at the foot of the Matador Stature to celebrate major accomplishments and milestones such as birthdays, engagements, successful semesters, and graduations.

Lunch will be provided by CSUN’s Sierra Center Marketplace where you will be able to dine with other parents/guardians, and NSO Leaders. 

Location, Parking, & Items to Bring

PARENT DAY LOCATION

The location for Parent Day 2018 has yet to be determined. 

PARENT DAY PARKING

Parking arrangements for Parent Day 2018 have yet to be determined.

There will be New Student Orientation Leaders at the parking lot, assisting parents to navigate to the appropriate locations.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

Most materials will be provided for you, including informational handouts, notepads, pens and a parent edition of the New Student Orientation handbook. There will be several touring options for you to consider when the workshop portions of the program conclude.  The university tour will be completely ADA accessible.

Handbooks & Presentations

All new students who attend orientation are provided a New Student Handbook. The most updated version of the New Student Handbook can be viewed by clicking the New Student Handbook icon on the left below.

All parents and guardians who attend Parent Day will receive a copy of the New Student Handbook with supplemental information for Parents. For now, you can download last year’s handbook, which contains similar information but be sure to check back with us for the most updated version a few weeks after this year's program has taken place.

NSO HANDBOOK (2017-2018)

 

PRESENTATIONS

Click on the links below for presentation slides:

Campus Resources

We have compiled multiple links below for you to gain further knowledge of the resources CSUN has for you and your student. Please feel free to contact any departments you may find on your search as well as the Office of Student Involvement and Development with any question, concerns or comments you may have.

Academic Advisement

Campus Employment

Campus Involvement

Counseling Services

Degree Planning Guides

Department of Police Services

General Education Honors Program

Parents Supporting Academics and Personal Development

Student Health

Student Services and Classes

Student Service Centers and Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) Advisement

University Catalog

Parent & Family Guest Guide (Hotels, Activities, and Eateries for Parents and Families)

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

HOTELS


Make sure to ask about the CSUN discount

ACTIVITIES


 

OFF CAMPUS

Información en Español

 

Should you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact the Office of Student Involvement and Development at (818) 677-4100.

Disclaimer: The New Student Orientation website contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.