Updates from New Student & Parent Programs
Kristi Okerlund, New Student & Parent Programs Coordinator, serves as the liaison for all UND parents and family members. Kristi coordinates the following programs and events to help students and families acclimate to campus and to prepare for college life.
2014 Summer Orientation (June 5- July 17)
Summer Orientation is quickly approaching! If your student has already made his/her reservation for Summer Orientation, you should have received the Pre-Orientation Checklist brochure recently in your mailbox. Refer to the checklist included in the brochure, or at:
and be sure to ask if you have questions.
In particular, we recommend that you begin making a list of questions you want to ask during Summer Orientation so we are sure to answer them all before you return home.
In addition, encourage your student to begin thinking about which courses interest him/her the most, and use the Registration Prep Packet as you look through available courses.
Welcome Weekend (August 23-25)
Save the Date! Welcome Weekend is August 23-25. Welcome Weekend begins with the Residence Halls opening at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. Welcome Weekend events for the Class of 2018 begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 and run throughout the weekend and the first week of classes.
Welcome Weekend events are for all new students, regardless of if they live on or off campus. Your student will make new friends, have fun and get acclimated to campus.
UND Parent Association
The UND Parent Association sends out monthly emails to parents of UND students. There is no cost to be part of the UND Parent Association email listserv. If your student has a reservation for Summer Orientation and you are attending as a guest, the guest email addresses will automatically be added to our Parent Association listserv. If you want to add an additional email address, or change the email address you have listed, send an email to UND.family@UND.edu with your UND student's name and the change you'd like made.
Family Weekend (October 3-4)
Family Weekend, which is hosted by the New Student & Parent Programs, will take place on October
3-4. The schedule will be distributed during Summer Orientation and will be on our website soon at UND.edu/families.
If you have questions or need help with something, do not hesitate to contact Kristi Okerlund at 701.777.6468 or kristi.okerlund@UND.edu.