Parent & Family Members

Welcome to the Wildcat family!

Parent & Family Programs recognizes the value of our parents & family members, and all our supporters.  We also know that your students will continue to rely on your support throughout their academic journey, your role is integral to your student's success.  The Wildcat Family Welcome events are a great way to learn more about The University of Arizona, the campus community, and the many resources available to both you and your student.

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Old Main Open House

August 20-21, 2024

Wildcat families join us in Old Main to take a break from the heat and to learn more about campus resources or to meet with staff to have remaining questions answered. 

Wildcat Family Resource Fair

August 22-23, 2024

Join us to learn more about The University of Arizona, the campus community, and the many resources available to both you and your student! We understand that oftentimes when a student has a concern or a question, they tend to lean on a family member first for an answer. Discover departments and resources with the goal of providing families a glimpse into their student’s life in their “home away from home” and how to help them best succeed.


Wildcat Family Conference

Friday, August 23, 2024

Parent and Family Programs will be hosting a Wildcat Family Conference on TBD.  This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about the university campus, meet campus partners, and meet other Wildcat families while their student attends Destination AZ activities.  The morning session from 9am – 10am hosts a welcome panel featuring campus leadership.


Proud Parent Social

Friday, August 23, 2024

Parents, Family Members, and supporters this is your chance to mix and mingle with other parents, campus leadership, and enjoy delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere overlooking the historic Arizona Football Stadium.  This is an invitation only event, exclusive to guests who register and attend Family Essentials Orientation.  Your student can register you for Family Essentials Orientation via their Next Steps Center.


Letters from Home


Join us for Letters from Home! PFP utilizes an electronic format, allowing supporters to write a note wherever they are located. This is process creates an equitable opportunity for anyone to participate and allows parents/supporters the opportunity to share a message of support to their student! All you need is their first, last name and their birthday!