Coming to Webster is an exciting time for new students, but we know that making the change can be overwhelming for both students and their families. That is why parents and family members are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation and learn what they can do to ensure their student experiences a successful transition to Webster.
Throughout New Student Orientation there will be a variety of “parent-only” sessions designed to provide family members with relevant information regarding their student’s experience at Webster. These sessions are an excellent time for you to engage in discussion with other parents and with Webster staff members who can address any questions or concerns you may still have.
On Saturday there will be a Parent Farewell Lunch for you to spend some final time with your student before departing from campus.
If you are planning to participate in New Student Orientation, please have your student indicate on his/her registration form how many family members will be attending. Please also note that New Student Orientation provided meals are the only meal options available on-campus during the weekend, and additional meals will need to be purchased for each family member (meals for new students are free). You will have the opportunity to pay for these meals online when your student’s New Student Orientation registration form is submitted.
Webster University Resources
A great resource for parents is Webster’s Parents Program, an organization designed to connect parents with one another and with the Webster community. The Parents Program coordinates events specifically for Webster parents, offers opportunities to volunteer, and organizes the Parent Council, a group focused on enhancing communication between parents and the University.
Parents may also complete the Parent Contact Form so that we have the most accurate and updated contact information for our incoming students’ families. Some families may have completed this form during an on-campus registration day. However, if you didn’t attend a registration day, please contact Sarah Tetley, Director of First Year Experience Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.