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Parent and Family Schedule


Parent & Family Orientation: Fall 2024
Sun. Aug. 18, 2024
Parents and family of new students should plan on joining us on the afternoon of Sun. Aug. 18 for our orientation just for them. To view a PDF of our schedule, click here.

10am – 1pm

Offices Open: Take Care of Business

11:30am –1pm

Lunch Available
Bears Den, Lower Level of the Learning Resource Center
Lunch is available to purchase ($10.17 per person) in our Bears Den Cafeteria. Students on a meal plan may swipe to eat.


Parent & Family Orientation Check-In
Carter Hall Foyer

1:30 – 2pm

Welcome to WVU Tech
Carter Hall Auditorium

2 – 2:30pm

Letting Go: The College Transition
Carter Hall Auditorium

  • Emily Sands, Dean of Students
  • Jake Corey, Chief of Police
  • Mindy Harris, Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

2:30 – 2:45pm


2:45 – 3:10pm

Breakout Session 1: Select One Session to Attend

TRIO Student Support Services and First-Generation Students
Carter Hall 100
What is a first-generation student? How does their educational career look different than their peers? Learn about the services available to first-generation students at Tech.

Partners in Career Development: Strategies for Families
Carter Hall 203
Join us to learn how Career Development can assist your student throughout their entire college experience and how to encourage them to utilize the tools and resources available to them for success during and after college.

Student Health and Wellness: A Healthy Student is a Successful Student
Carter Hall 206
The WVU Tech Student Health Center provides counseling and clinic services for all students. Learn about our services and how we can help your student be a healthy, successful Golden Bear.

3:15 – 3:40pm

Breakout Session 2: Select One Session to Attend

Financial Aid and Student Accounts: What You Need to Know
Carter Hall 100
FERPA. Grants. Scholarships. Guest Access. Payment Plans.  Learn what these words mean (and much more) with our Financial Aid and Student Accounts staff.

Student Success the First Year
Carter Hall 203
Learn about resources we offer to help with academic success the first year of college. We will discuss tutors, Residential Peer Mentors, TRIO, and much more!

The Highlights of Tech Campus Tour
Carter Hall Foyer
Join us on a tour of campus that will include the important highlights parents and family members may need to know.


Evaluation, Check-Out, Gift Distribution
Carter Hall Foyer
Staff will be on hand for any outstanding questions you have to wrap-up our afternoon.