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Parents and family members are encouraged to attend orientation. Please click on the questions that interest you...

When are the Parent & Family Orientation sessions offered?

Parent & Family Orientation Sessions, 2019

Session Number 

Session Dates

Deadline to Register Online


Thursday & Friday, June 20 - 21, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Monday & Tuesday, June 24 - 25, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Friday & Saturday, June 28 - 29, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019


Friday, September 20, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

*Please note that sessions 4 and 5 are limited to and reserved for students traveling long distances. If traveling in June creates an undue financial hardship, please contact our Student Affairs office at 858-534-3493.

How do I register for Parent & Family Orientation?

A concurrent but separate parent and family orientation session is offered during each first-year student orientation session.

Parents must complete their own registration. Students are required to invite their family members through the New Student Site. Once a student does this, parents and family members automatically receive an email with instructions and a link to the registration page. 

If you would like to make a change to your registration, send a request by email to Please include the following information in your request:

  • Your name
  • Student's full legal name
  • Student's PID number, if known
  • Parent or family member phone number
  • Student's orientation session number and date
  • Session/date change request

Requests must be received at least five business days before your desired orientation session, or a $25.00 administrative fee may be charged.

Can I attend the same session as my student?

Yes. Most parents choose to come to the same session time period as their student, but if it is more convenient, you may attend at a different session than your student.

Please note that parents and families will be on a separate schedule and will not be with their student the majority of the day.

Will I see my student during orientation?

Once you and your student leave the Opening Ceremony in the morning, you may catch a glimpse of each other but the two programs are separate. Plan to spend most of orientation apart from each other, including the evening.

How much does Parent & Family Orientation cost?

Program package (does not include housing): $80.00 each person

Since orientation is a self-supporting program, each adult who attends must pay the orientation fee. Please note: There is no on-site registration.

Click HERE to discover UC San Diego partner hotels. Students attending orientation sessions 1, 2, and 3 must stay in our residence halls during orientation; residence hall housing is NOT available to those students attending sessions 4 and 5, who do not have a guaranteed housing contract.

When, and how, do I pay for Parent & Family Orientation?

Payment for parent and family orientation is due upon registering for parent and family orientation. Your payment must be received before your registration is confirmed. Student orientation fees will appear on the student's August or October billing statement. 

What happens if I need to change or cancel my reservation?

After the deadline, you must send a request for a change by emailing your request to Please include the following information in your request:
  • Your name
  • Student's full legal name
  • Phone number (parent number)
  • Original session date
  • Date change request
Change requests must be received at least five business days before your confirmed session. Change requests will be honored only if space and staffing limitations allow. 
In order to receive a refund, cancellations must be received at least five business days prior to the first day of your reserved Orientation session.

Where do I check in for Orientation?

Parent and family check-in is located on Revelle Plaza.

Where do I park during Orientation?

Please park your car in Parking Lots P102 or P103, west of Galbraith Hall. Click here for a Google map that you can use for personalized driving directions to Parking lots 102 and 103After parking your car, be sure to obtain a parking permit at the orientation check-in station. Place this permit in your car after you have checked in.

Note: Revelle College staff are not authorized to resolve any parking tickets for you should you be ticketed. Parking tickets are solely your responsibility.

How do I get to campus?

Personalized driving directions to campus can be found by using the Google Map HERE.

Revelle College does not provide transportation to and from the San Diego International Airport. Visit the ground transportation portion of the San Diego International Airport site for transportation options available to you.

What if I have more questions about Parent & Family Orientation?

You may contact our office Monday through Friday 8:30am-12pm and 1:00pm-4pm at (858) 534-3493. You may also email us at