Welcome Family & Guests



Your student has decided to become a Wildcat — and that means that we welcome you to the Wildcat family, too. To ensure your student’s smooth transition to campus life, we offer family and supporters of incoming Summer/Fall first-year students an orientation program that parallels your student’s session. You will hear from your student’s academic college or department, learn about resources on campus, make connections with other Wildcat families and uncover strategies for assisting your student as they develop academically and personally at the University of Arizona.

You might be wondering if this includes attending your student’s Schedule Review appointment. We believe that allowing your students to meet with their advisor independently of their families and supporters empowers them to advocate for themselves — a key first step on the path to becoming a successful Wildcat.

We welcome you to join us for the virtual Family Essentials orientation and to become an active member of our community in the years to come



We understand enrollment and orientation can feel a little overwhelming — for both students and their loved ones. Learn how to get your Wildcat off on the right foot by helping them navigate the pre-orientation process:

  • Pay the Enrollment Fee
  • Register for virtual orientation
  • Learn the basics of tuition and financial aid



Campus Life

A critical component to your student’s success and happiness at college is a thriving life outside of the classroom. At the University of Arizona, they’ll discover world-class facilities, enriching experiences and active student communities that cater to every interest — from wellness to the outdoors. It’s in these settings that your student will create enduring memories and build fulfilling friendships to last a lifetime.

Student Life


Ready to register for Family Essentials orientation? In the Next Steps Center, your Summer/Fall first-year student can register you by selecting guest registration when they sign up for their own virtual orientation. If your student has already registered, and you would like to join them at orientation, they can add you by revisiting the "Virtual Orientation" section in the Orientation module.