International Parent and Family Orientation

Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services understands that parents and family are a big part of student success. We also recognize that there are many challenges international parents may face given the long distance, cultural, and language barriers. During the International Student Orientation for new students in the fall semester, we offer a corresponding one-day International Parent & Family Orientation Program for parents and family members. We encourage that parents and family attend this program if you will be accompanying your student to Rutgers.

The fall 2019 International Parent and Family Orientation is Monday, August 26, 2019. The program includes a welcome from the university with your students, guided tour of the historic Rutgers campus, lunch and dinner, and presentations from various Rutgers units. Presentations include:

  • Student Health Insurance
  • Paying Student Bills
  • Health and Wellness on campus
  • Safety on Campus
  • Staying in Legal Status
  • And more…

Please view last year's program here. The 2019 program schedule will be ready in coming months, but registration is now live at Registration is first come first serve as space is limited.

Accommodation for the Parent and Family Orientation:

Families needing housing accommodations may wish to contact the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, a Rutgers owned inn located on the Douglass campus of Rutgers- New Brunswick, or any of the New Brunswick are hotels. The Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick is within walking distance of the campus. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible as they tend to be very busy in late August.

Please contact for any questions regarding the International Parent and Family Orientation.