Family Transition Workshop

Welcome to the University and Parent & Family Programs!

Parent & Family Programs serves as a home for you, offering support, resources and events that will enhance you and your student's experience. Whether you are a first year family member or your student is a senior, we are excited to serve you and have a variety of programs that will hopefully meet your families' needs.

We know how overwhelming the transition to the University of Arkansas can be not only for students, but for parents and family members as well. With the shift to virtual orientation we still believe it is important that parents and family members receive the same information and support that is provided during in-person orientation. 

In an effort to emulate an orientation experience for parents and families, Parent & Family Programs has created Family Transition Workshops. The information below provides valuable insight into campus involvement, university housing, as well as tips to better support your student during their transition to the University of Arkansas. We have also included a recording of our virtual town hall that addresses the questions and concerns you may have about returning to campus this fall.

We are hosting live Q&A's with the NSFP staff and student leaders. Click here to sign up!

Check out our Transition Presentation we typically show during Orientation. This presentation focuses on the programs our office provides for you and your family.
We have provided a few tips to better support you and your students tranisition to the University of Arkansas 
Get the information here that you need to know for your students August move-in date
Still wanting some additional information? Check out this quick video about the do's and don'ts of move in!
Academics are a large portion of your students college experience but it's also extremely beneficial for students to get involved on campus. The Office of Student Activities has put together a presentation to showcase the many ways your student can become involved on the University of Arkansas campus!
We know many parents and families have questions and concerns about their students returning to campus in the fall. To keep you up to date the safety measures the university is implementing to ensure student success, we have hosted a virtual Parent & Family Town Hall with university leadership. Watch the town hall video to hear the answers to the questions asked by other parents and family members. 
We believe it is critical to deliver important ideas which empower parents to better support their students as they arrive on campus, which is why we created New Student Orientation in partnership with CAMPUSPEAK and their talented team of speakers. We came together to bring a virtual orientation program directly to you, wherever you are! The program features experts giving impactful 5-minute ideas on the following important concepts for parents of new students:
  • Born Gifted (Nisan Trotter): Revealing their unique gifts and talents to accelerate excellence
  • Campus Involvement (Dan Faill): Strategies for meaningful engagement in fulfilling activities
  • Eating Healthy in College (Talia Pollock): Empowering students to reach their highest potential through eating healthy
  • Grit (Saul Flores): Navigating difficult times to achieve their personal best
  • Sex & Consent (Dr. Lori Bednarchik): Direct and authentic conversations about sex and consent
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health (Lauren Cook): Maintaining positive mental health in college and beyond
  • The Power of Inclusion (Chevara Orrin): Leaning into, and learning from inclusion
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs (Bobby Gordon): An honest conversation about alcohol and other drugs
  • Dating and Relationships in College (Rachel DeAlto): Habits and strategies for building authentic connections and meaningful relationships
  • Bystander Intervention (Tim Mousseau): Helping students understand sexual violence and empowering efforts to combat it
  • Civic Engagement (Samantha Ramirez-Herrera): Empowering students to engage civically
  • Leadership and Achieving Goals (Alex Weber): Inspiring a game plan to establish personal goals to achieve dreams
Visit to watch these informative videos.
Here you will find important presentations about campus resources and services that can assist you in helping your student transition to the University of Arkansas.  Contact information is also available about each office or you can contact Parent & Family Programs and we will be happy to assist you and your student. 

Q&A with New Student & Family Programs Staff

Are there still a few things that you have questions about? Take this time to chat with staff members from New Student & Family Programs about the University of Arkansas. 
  • Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 12:00 Noon CST
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 @ 12:00 Noon CST
  • Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 Noon CST
Click here to sign up! 


Q&A with Student Panel of Parent & Family Ambassadors

Hear from Parent & Family Ambassadors as they share their experiences at the University of Arkansas during this live Q&A panel.
  • Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 6:00 PM CST
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM CST
  • Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 6:00 PM CST
Click here to sign up!


If you have additonal questions please feel free to contact us at or (479)575-5002.