Frequently Asked Questions

Family and supporter participation is optional but is encouraged. The Family Orientation provides Wildcat family members with information, resources and contacts that will aid in student success at UA. Family members and guests register for Orientation via the student registration process in the Next Steps Center. There is an $40.00 Family/Guest Orientation Fee, which helps to cover programming costs of Family Orientation.

The fee for the Family Program covers the cost of providing the program. This includes the virtual platform created and used for Family Program sessions and to assist in the hiring of student staff who are dedicated to assisting your new Wildcats through their orientation experience.

We design Orientation with you in mind, and as such, each person’s experience will be a little different.  Our Virtual/digital orientation sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time.  More information will be provided via the email communications sent in advance of your session to the addresses provided 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

Our benefits coordinator is Regina (Gina) Dowell in the Military Connected Benefits and Certifications office in the Registrar's Office.