Family Orientation


Kickstart: Family Orientation

Welcome to KPU's Family Orientation! Family Orientation gives student supporters the opportunity to discover the academic, social, and financial resources available to all KPU students through exciting keynote speakers and KPU Representatives.  

Please click on the links below to register for that campus.

Why Attend Family Orientation?

When adjusting to university life, students must build a support system to help them succeed. What does a healthy support system look like? How much support is enough or too much? How can a family member support a student without intrusion? We'll give you insight to the answers to these questions, and give you a firsthand overview of what post-secondary is like for students in the present day. Our goals are to help you stimulate conversation with your student, increase your awareness of what KPU has to offer your student, and help you and your students understand the post-secondary environment.

The evening will include:

  • A welcome by senior administration at KPU
  • Faculty guest speaker sharing their point of view on how to succeed
  • Breakout sessions for students to learn what to expect from university and families to learn how to support their students
  • A Central Advising presentation on upcoming important information

This event is part of a suite of Orientation programs aimed at helping new students get the best start possible for their first semester. Family Orientation is designed for parents, guardians, and student supporters.  There will be the opportunity for new students to plan their timetable with the help of our academic advisors. New students will be expected to attend a separate (student-only) new student orientation event prior to the start of classes in August 2024.

If you have any questions, or need any event accommodations, please feel free to contact us anytime – we're happy to help!

Don't Forget Course Planning 101!

Join Central Advising in these specially designed online workshops to help you navigate your academic journey. For the dates and registration links, please click here.

Please note: the online workshops target KPU students who are domestic or permanent residents. KPU International students should consult with International Advising for scheduled registration workshops hosted by International Advising.  

Further course registration resources can be found on the Academic Advising page here.