Family Orientation costs $55.00 per attending adult (not including housing and meals – see below). Children under 18 are exempt from this fee. Family members must attend the same session as their student. This registration fee is all-inclusive, non-negotiable and non-refundable.
There are a limited number of family fee waivers for those who require financial assistance in order to attend. This waiver covers the $55.00 program fee, housing on campus for one night and the 2-day meal package (early arrival housing is not included). It is limited to one family member per student. Fee waivers are administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. To discuss a waiver, please contact us.
Your student will indicate the number of attending adults in the Orientation Reservation system when they register for their session. During registration they will also have to indicate if you will be staying on campus and having meals (50% of family participants opt in to the meal plan). Read on for Housing and Meal options.
Parents and families who decide to attend Family Orientation are welcome to stay on campus in the University Heights South Residential Complex (adjacent to Harris/Millis). Accommodations are air-conditioned, suite-style residence halls with semi-private baths. Wireless Internet is available, but rooms do not have televisions. Pets are not allowed in the residence halls or campus facilities. Linens are provided for Family Housing - but are not provided for students. Students should refer to our packing list when preparing for Orientation.
Family Housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
FAMILY HOUSING COST
$80.00 per person for single accommodations
$112.00 for double accommodations
Children 10 and under are able to stay for free in their parent's room, provided they bring a sleeping bag.
'Early Arrival' accommodations are available for the night prior to your Orientation session at $86 for a single and $118 for a double.
Attending family members are also welcome to stay off-campus if they would feel more comforable, though please note - new students are required to stay in UVM residence halls while attending the Orientation Program.
FAMILY MEAL COSTS
A 2-day family meal package is $48.00 per person (includes lunch, dinner, and brunch during the two-day session). A meal package for children under 10 is available for $24.00.
Since 95% of family attendees participate in all the sessions, most elect to purchase the meal package. Meal times are generally shared with students so families use this time to catch up with their student throughout the day.
Meals can also be purchased 'a la carte' at Orientation. If you plan to attend the program and are interested in meals, we highly recommend purchasing your plan ahead of time to prevent waiting in lines.
Please note: a detailed program schedule will be provided to you at check-in.