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Parent and Family Orientation

On behalf of the Office of Student Enrichment & Family Connections, welcome to Rowan University! We are thrilled to partner with you as you embark on this new journey with your Rowan student. The Office of Student Enrichment & Family Connections serves as the liaison between you and the University. We like to keep you involved with what is going on at the University as well as partner with you in any way possible so that, together, we can ensure that your student is getting the best experience here at Rowan University.

We know that these past few months have been quite different than what we are used to and have brought upon many feelings of uncertainty. We want to encourage you to stay positive, stay hopeful and take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally; especially during this time. Your student will hear about Rowan's new well-being initiative, Rowan THRIVE. Well, we want to be sure our Rowan parents & families are thriving too! If you want to learn more about Rowan's THRIVE initiative please click here.

Due to the unforeseen circumstances with COVID-19, we had to move our Parent and Family Orientation online for the spring 2021 semester. While we would love nothing more than to welcome you and your family to campus, keeping you and your family safe is our biggest priority. Please rest assured that we have been working diligently to create an online orientation program that will provide you with a valuable orientation experience from your home. You will still be provided with all of the essential information as well as opportunities to have all of your questions answered. Please check back to this page soon as we will be posting numerous parent orientation videos created by many of our campus partners just for you! These videos will be available to view by clicking on the six Rowan THRIVE categories in the navigation menu

Once again, we want to welcome you to Rowan University and we look forward to partnering with you to ensure your student is getting the best college experience possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 856-256-4596 or by email at parents@rowan.edu with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here for you. In the meantime, stay safe, healthy & positive. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Julie Peterson, Director of Student Enrichment & Family Connections

Parent & Family Online Orientation

Due to the unforeseen circumstances with COVID-19, the Parent Orientation Program for the spring 2021 semester has transitioned to an online virtual experience for both freshman and transfer parents. Your safety is our biggest priority. This program is designed to familiarize parents and guardians with the University, policies, procedures, and adjustments new students face during the college experience. The program includes presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics, such as first-year transitions, student engagement, residential living and learning, campus services, and academics. This is a perfect venue for finding answers to all of your questions about being the parent of a Rowan University freshman or transfer student.

Learning Outcomes 

  1. Learn more about the Rowan campus and parent programs
  2. Become familiar with a few Rowan faculty and administrators
  3. Develop a feeling of comfort about having their student reside on campus or commute to Rowan
  4. Learn more about college life and what their student will experience
  5. Learn about the support services that Rowan offers
  6. Increase knowledge of how to appropriately support their student at the college level
  7. Recognize the value in having college students be more independent
  8. Recognize that Rowan is a safe campus that also encourages students to make safe and healthy choices
  9. Provide a contact they can call upon in the future
  10. Increase parent awareness about how Rowan supports healthy choices and helps its students become aware of how their choices impact the future


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