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International Student Orientation and International Parent Orientation for fall 2020 are scheduled to be on the Rutgers University campus. However, please continue to check this webpage for the latest updates as we monitor the COVID-19 situation. We look forward to welcoming you to Rutgers in the fall of 2020.  

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International Parent and Family Orientation (Event held only in the Fall semester)

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 2020 International Parent and Family Orientation is on Monday, August 24, 2020. 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
  • Vendor Fairs
  • And more…

Detailed schedule and registration options will be available on this page closer to the event date. Registration is first come first serve as space is limited.

Accommodation for Parents and Families:

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 note that this event is only available in the fall term, unfortunately we are unable to offer the program in the spring. Please contact for any questions regarding the International Parent and Family Orientation.

Fall 2019 Parent and Family Orientation - Session Presentations and Resources

-- Welcome from Rutgers Global - International Student and Scholar Services

-- Paying Student Bills

-- Living at Rutgers - On-Campus and Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships

-- Safety on Campus

-- Health Services and Health Insurance

-- Dean of Students

-- Academics at Rutgers (for undergraduate students)