Day of Orientation: Family Members

As a family member, you play an important role in the success of your student. Family Orientation is an opportunity for family members to learn more about Cleveland State, its services and how to help your student succeed. Family members should attend the same Orientation date that their student attends. Family members will be with students for part of the day and separated from the students and grouped with other family members during the rest of the day. Family members are not able to attend the individual academic advising session with the student due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations; however, family members will be with their students during the morning academic session.

During Family Orientation, family members will spend the day learning about:

  • Safety on campus
  • General Education requirements
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Career Services
  • Financial Aid and Tuition
  • Housing and Dining on campus
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • And much more!

To attend Family Orientation, your student can sign you up when he or she signs up to attend Orientation. There is a limit of two family members per student. Family Orientation is optional for family members, but strongly encouraged.