Parent and Family Orientation

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 a better understanding of 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.

Summer 2024 Orientation Information

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our summer 2024 New Student and Family Orientation programs are scheduled for June.  At Marymount University, we believe parents and families play a crucial role in ensuring a successful college journey for students. Therefore, we invite you to join us for our parent and family sessions, which will be held concurrently with our student orientation sessions.

For First-Year Students: We have planned two day-and-a-half-long orientation sessions for first-year students. The sessions will take place on:

  • Monday, June 10-11, 2024
  • Monday, June 17-18, 2024
  • Monday, June 24-25, 2024

We strongly encourage parents and families to attend (two per student). During these sessions, students will have the opportunity to stay overnight in university housing, allowing them to experience the vibrant residential living and learning environment at Marymount before moving in this fall. Please note that overnight housing for parents and guests will not be provided on campus.

For Transfer Students: We have scheduled a one-day transfer orientation session on Friday, June 28, 2024. Similar to first-year students, we encourage parents and families to attend (two per student).

To stay connected and receive updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram @mu_orientation. If you have any further inquiries or require more information, please feel free to email us at We are eagerly looking forward to seeing all of you and warmly welcoming you to the Marymount University family. Go Saints!

Hotel Accommodations

To make your reservation and explore more about Placemakr Marymount Ballston, please visit their website at and use the promo code or MUA10.

If you have any further questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Placemakr Marymount Ballston team directly. They will be happy to assist you with your accommodations.

We hope you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Placemakr Marymount Ballston during your visit for the New Student and Family Orientation programs.