A mother and daughter pose at move-in

Parent & Family Orientation

The first year of college is a big transition for students and families alike. We invite you to join Parents & Families Orientation to help make the transition to supporting your new, first-year college student as smooth as possible.

Together, we'll support your student as they find their roar.

A parent cheers in the stands at Homecoming.

Explore a Website Just for Widener Parents & Families

Trust us — you're going to want to bookmark this! As a parent, guardian, or family member of a Widener student, you are a valued part of the Pride. We invite you to explore resources from upcoming deadlines, helpful contacts, and FAQs to parent advice and ways to connect with our campus and community.

Explore the Parents & Families Website

Parents express mixed emotions on move-in day.

Resources for Supporting Your New, First-Year Student

To make the transition from caregiver to coach as smooth as possible, we've compiled a host of resources for you. Just as your student will quickly come to know that Widener faculty and staff are committed to their success—we hope you know that we've got your back, too. Here we go! We're in this together.

Resources for Supporting Your New, First-Year Student