Frequently Asked Questions

Family and supporter participation is optional but is encouraged. The Family Essentials orientation program provides Wildcat family members with information, resources and contacts that will aid in student success at Arizona. Family members and guests can be added via the student registration process in the Next Steps Center. There is a $40.00 guest orientation fee, which helps to cover programming costs of Family Essentials orientation.

The fee for Family Essentials covers the cost of staffing, resources and ultimately, providing the program. Additionally, guests will receive a special gift in the mail to help support them during their first year as a Wildcat family member.

We design orientation with you in mind, so each person’s experience will be a little different.  Our orientation sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.(Arizona time).  More information will be provided via email communications sent in advance of your session to the email addresses provided by your student during the registration process. All programs have scheduled activities for guests and students until 5 pm.

The student will want to select the earliest session possible in order to have time to submit their documents to the government for funding. For additional information regarding your benefits, visit our Military-Connected Benefits and Certification office or email veterans@email.arizona.edu.