Parent Orientation Information

Welcome to the Marymount University community! We understand that this may be a new experience for you and members of your family and we are here to help. Parent and Family Orientation is designed to provide important information and help families understand how best to assist and support students in their transition to Marymount. Participants of Parent and Family Orientation will:

  1. Develop a meaningful connection with the campus community through better understanding the history, values, and mission of the university and identifying resources that are integral to a successful student transition.
  2. Identify campus information and resources that support student retention, engagement, and success.
  3. Develop a greater understanding of their role and relationship with their student, other Marymount parents, and the university.

2021 Summer Parent and Family Orientation Information

In order to remain responsive to our student needs during this ever changing time, Marymount’s 2021 summer New Parent and Family Orientation will include both  online and in-person components. Beginning May 15, first year and transfer students will participate in an online NSO course through the Canvas platform, which will provide important information about Marymount services, resources, and programs. This course is designed to help students become acclimated to the institution, and better understand their important role as a member of the Marymount community and located in your MU Portal.  In addition, incoming first-year students and their parents will select and attend one of our 2 day New Student Orientation sessions on June 14-15, June 16-17, or June 20-21, 2021.  Information on how to register for New Parent and Family Orientation will be coming soon.

In-person orientation sessions will also be available for transfer students and their families entering the university this fall. These 1-day sessions are July 19 and August 24. Orientation is required for all new students.

Parents and Families will NOT register separately. Their student will log-in and add their guests to their reservation. Parents and families are also invited to engage with us via interactive presentations and workshops throughout the summer, More information will be available via our calendar as events are added this spring and summer.

We have a block of hotels reserved at a discounted rate for parents and guest for the months of June & August. If your student is a first year and attending our overnight session you can book a room for a discounted rate during June or August.


We fully plan to be together in person in the fall and celebrate the arrival of the new members of the Marymount family. We will continue to follow CDC recommendations and guidelines to assure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  For more information, please email