Welcome to Parker University! -Student Affairs

“Orientation is the best opportunity for Parker University to introduce a strong learning environment, build the foundations for academic success, welcome students to campus, promote student interactions with their cohort, and convey the values and traditions of their new university.”

Common Questions

Q: Can my parent/spouse/partner/friend come with me to New Student Orientation?

A: At this time, individuals other than new incoming students are not able to participate in New Student Orientation. Please encourage them to attend Parker Power weekend as that has sessions specific to their needs.


Q: Do I need to bring food?

A: You may want to bring a snack, but food is provided if a session continues during a meal time. This typically includes breakfast and lunch during day 1, and breakfast options if your program continues for a second day. If you have specific questions feel free to contact Sierra.Jones@parker.edu


Q: I have dietary needs, will I have options?

A: We have specific options for vegans and those with gluten intolerance. Meals are primarily buffet style with multiple options. If you have additional needs please email Sierra.Jones@parker.edu


Q: Am I staying on campus?

A: No, students attending two day orientation sessions should contact their admissions representative for housing options.


Q: I have a question that isn't answered here, who do I contact?

A: Please email Sierra.Jones@parker.edu or AskStudentAffairs@parker.edu and we will direct your question where necessary. 

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Orientation Leaders are currently accepting applications. Contact Sierra Jones at Sierra.Jones@parker.edu or 972-438-6932 x7151 for more information.