Family and Guests

Family members and guests are welcome to attend New Student Orientation. Students attending a New Student Orientation should register expected guests at the time of the conference registration. This helps us plan for the event, but it is not a formal commitment. On the first day of conference Check-In, all guests' attendance will be confirmed and the guest fee will be placed on the student's account accordingly. Family members and guests are welcome at all conferences and, if attending, will follow a separate schedule of events. Family members and guests will attend programming with their student throughout the morning of the first day, with the day concluding for family members and guests at noon. Family members and guests are invited to attend the second day of family and guest programming, which will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Family and Guest Schedule

Family members and guests will attend specific programs designed for them. Students will not be available to family members and guests until they have completed their advisement and registration process. Family members and guests are invited to attend the morning of Day 1 as well as specific family and guest programming on Day 2. If you're visiting the Houston area, please attend the Check-In with your student on Day 1. We'll provide information to prepare you for what to expect on the second day during Family Member and Guest Orientation.

Family members and guests of freshman students will receive an official schedule of events on the day of their conference. 

Family Member and Guest Schedule:

Your Day 1! You will attend morning programs with your student and conclude your day by attending a UH in 4 family member and guest program. Family members and guests conclude Day 1 programming at noon.
Your Day 2! Check-In at the University Center Theater from 8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Morning Sessions

Attend morning sessions that highlight your student's upcoming transition to college. Whether this is your first student in college or your last, helpful resources and tips to support your student will be provided.

Departments represented include: Learning and Support Services, Career Services, Veteran Services and UH Health and Wellness.

Afternoon Sessions

After taking a Family Member Resource campus tour led by current student leaders, family members and guests have the opportunity to meet with current UH faculty to discuss faculty expectations.

Family Members and guests learn how to stay involved on campus through opportunities provided by the Dean of Students Office and UH Athletics. The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services discusses safety and student success on campus.

Educational Sessions led by Counseling and Psychological Services, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Prospective and New Student Programs provide information regarding how to equip your family to be a resource for your new student.

Family Members and Guests conclude their Day 2 programming at 2:30 p.m. Students may still be attending advising and registration at that time. We encourage family members and guests to conclude their day by visiting the UH Bookstore to begin collecting their UH family gear!

Guest Check-In

Family members and guests will check-in on the second day of their student’s New Student Orientation at the University Center (Bldg. 565). Guest Check-In is 8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. outside the Theater on the first floor. Parking for family programs is available in Lot 20 A&C.

Directions to Check-In

Guest Map

Guest Fee

The Guest Fee is $30 per adult guest (18+) and will be added to the student's fee bill after the guest's attendance has been confirmed. This fee does not include housing, as no housing is provided for family members or guests during New Student Orientation. There is no fee for children under 18.

Guest Housing

We are not able to offer housing to our family members and guests. Guests accompanying students can take advantage of the Hilton Hotel on campus for overnight accommodations or make reservations at any of the surrounding hotels in the area. For more information about the Hilton Hotel on campus, please visit the Hilton Reservation Page and look for the Group Name: New Student and Transfer Student Orientation and Group Code: NSO.