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.

Summer 2022 Orientation Information

Please mark your calendars now! We are excited to announce that our summer 2022 New Student and Family Orientation programs will be held in July. We consider parents and families to be important partners in a successful college journey and hope you will be able to join us for one of our parent and family sessions, which run concurrently with our student orientation sessions.

First-Year Students: There will be 3 day and a half long first-year orientation sessions: July 11-12, July 14-15, and July 16-17, 2022. Parents and families are encourage to attend (2 per student).  Students are expected to stay in university housing overnight which provides student the opportunity to experience Marymount’s residential living and learning environment before moving in in the fall. Overnight housing for parents and guests is not provided on campus.  We have coordinated with the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel in Ballston to provide a block of rooms for parents to reserve for their overnight stay at a discounted rate. The discounted rate is only available through July 2nd so register today! 

Transfer Students: There will be a one day transfer orientation session on July 20, 2022. Parents and families are encourage to attend (2 per student).

Additional information, including how to register, will be posted in April – make sure to check back to get the most up to date information. To stay connected, be sure to follow us on Instagram @mu_orientation or for more information, please email We can’t wait to see you all and welcome you to the Marymount University family. Go Saints!