Parent Day

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 will be coming soon.  Parents are responsible for Parent Day registration, so please continue to visit this webpage for updated information.

Parent Day Dates

Saturday - October 11, 2014

Orientation Schedule

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

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, 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.

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. 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.


We have made arrangements for you to park in Student Lot G3 which is located off Zelzah Ave. & Prairie St. Parking permits will be distributed at the parking kiosk/Information Booth once you turn onto campus from the Prairie St. entrance. Orientation leaders will be available at the Parking Lot that morning, for assistance should it be needed.

Documents, Handouts, & Resources

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


Past Presentations

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.

2) Klotz Health Center Handout

For more information, visit the Klotz Student Health Center website.

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


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.