Welcome parents and guardians! We know that your student's first year comes with plenty of questions. Parent Day is where you can gain further knowledge of the resources CSUN has for you and your student.
Registration for Parent Day 2014 is coming soon. Please check back for more information. Parents are responsible for Parent Day registration.
Parent Day 2013 took place on October 12, 2013. If you were unable to attend this event and would still like information, please view the handbook and supplement as well as past presentations.
Parent Day Tentative Schedule
8 a.m. Check-In and Campus Tour
Beginning every 15 minutes once check-in begins, tours will focus on various locations that will help integrate new students into the academic, cultural and social context of the campus.
9 a.m. University Welcome
9:30 a.m. Partnering with the University
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, advisement and registration, important dates such as midterms and finals to remember, and other university policies such as executive order 665 and repeating courses. A question and answer period will follow.
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. A question and answer period will follow.
10:30 a.m. The First Year Transition to College
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.
11:30 a.m. Meeting the Costs of College
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.
12 p.m. General Questions
12:15 p.m. Optional Campus Tour and Oviatt Library Tour
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.
Parking: Parking has been arranged in student Lot G3. If you are planning to drive to campus and wish to take advantage of the events parking arrangements, please don’t forget to print out the CSUN Map and Temporary Permit (map and temporary parking permit will be able to download and print as the programming date becomes closer) and follow the instructions on where to arrive and park on the event day.
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 any time after the program takes place.
New Student Handbook 2013-2014
Parent Supplement New Student Handbook 2013-2014
Download the most recent Parent Day workshops:
Download the most recent handouts given during Parent Day:
1) DPS Brochure
For more information, visit the Department of Police Services website.
For more information, visit the Klotz Student Health Center website.
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.