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Is it weird to bring my parents to my freshman orientation?

Jpan30Jpan30 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
So I'm going to be attending SJSU this fall and my orientation date is this August 3rd. Im going to be registering for classes but I decided I'm gonna bring my mom with me but i feel like no-one will go with their parents. Is it weird to bring my parents to my orientation?

Replies to: Is it weird to bring my parents to my freshman orientation?

  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 4,853 Senior Member
    Many people - most I know -attend orientation with their parents although I don't know what's normal at your school. Check to see if there is specific programming for parents if you're concerned. (Or at the very least, programming that isn't designedsolely for students. )

    It may be more helpful to your parent in making the transition than it will be to you!
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,772 Senior Member
    There is nothing wrong with having your parents at orientation. Usually the schedule for the parents is different from the students.
  • silmarilsilmaril Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    Is there a parent program that runs parallel to your orientation? That was what I remember my orientation to be like, I was with my parents for part of the time, and the rest of the time the parents and students split up.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,071 Forum Champion
    My husband and I attended both son's Freshman orientations: UC Davis and San Diego State. Plenty of parents will be there with their students.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 36,036 Senior Member
    I went to both for my kids. Just checked the SJSU website, and it says family members are welcome. There will be plenty of other students with their parents.
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,536 Senior Member
    I was at my son's. They ran a special orientation program for the parents the first day, and invited us to stay in a dorm if we wanted. (I opted for a nice, air conditioned motel nearby where I could have a glass of wine with dinner.)

    The next day, I slept in, then hung out with some of the parents I had met the day before until orientation was over and we could do the 3 hour ride home.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 37,402 Super Moderator
    Yes, I enjoyed going to my older son's orientation at UT-Austin. The parents were taken on a campus tour - I enjoyed that, since I went to UT in the dark ages. Wow, things have changed! A lot of parking lots are now buildings!
  • poblob14poblob14 Registered User Posts: 424 Member
    Our daughter's is coming up in two weeks - there's a program for students, a program for parents, and a few sessions that we attend together. If it wasn't specifically stated that parents are invited, I wouldn't go.
  • iubaccountingiubaccounting Forum Champion Indiana - Bloomington Posts: 1,106 Senior Member
  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,997 Senior Member
    Oh hey my brother is going into SJSU as a Materials Engineering major. My parents and I will be joining him for his move in/orientation I think. There's nothing weird about it.
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