Transfer Parent and Family Orientation

A family arrives for orientation.

Parent and family involvement plays a key role in the academic success of students during their college years. For this reason, SDSU sponsors a Parent and Family Orientation that runs concurrently with the student program.

Research shows that students who bring parents and family to orientation are more likely to earn a higher grade point average and to persist in school.

Here’s why parents and family should attend:

  • Contribute to the personal development and academic success of your student
  • Meet faculty, staff and students and learn about academic programs and student support services
  • You will become a member of the Aztec Parents Association. Your registration includes membership for as long as your student is enrolled at SDSU
  • Learn what it means to be a member of the SDSU community
  • Learn about your student's academic program and how campus works (policies and procedures)

Among parents who completed a program evaluation, 96% recommended attending Parent Orientation to future Aztec parents. Even if you have had another student in college and/or if you are a local parent, it is important to attend Parent and Family Orientation to learn about SDSU’s programs and services and how your student can successfully graduate in a timely fashion.

All parent(s) and/or guest(s) planning to attend should be included in the student's reservation.* Space is limited for each orientation program (to allow students to make connections). Do not make travel arrangements before you have made a reservation for New Student Orientation. Dates for when registration for New Student Orientation are coming soon.

If you and/or your student can travel to San Diego only once for any SDSU events, your student is expected to attend New Student Orientation.

*Guests younger than 15 years are not encouraged to attend. All guests are required to attend the Parent and Family Orientation program. Guests will not be with the student for the majority of the day.

Aztec Parents Association

Parents and Families as Partners in contributing to student success!

Aztec Parents Association logoParents and families have a personal connection to SDSU through the Aztec Parents Association. Membership in the Aztec Parents Association will help you stay engaged and involved with what's going on at the university. You will be informed about new opportunities, invited to exciting activities and receive the News for Aztec Parents magazine during the year. Best of all, whenever you have questions or concerns, you will have a knowledgeable, personal contact on campus through our Parent Liaison. Your membership in the Aztec Parents Association will start during Parent and Family Orientation and will remain active as long as your student is enrolled at SDSU.

We look forward to seeing you at Parent and Family Orientation!

(NOTE: Information subject to change)

*In order for your student to register for classes at orientation, students MUST complete the following steps:

  1. Submit final transcripts
  2. Complete Pre-Orientation Modules
  3. Attend the entire orientation program, approximately 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.