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Parent Orientation Schedule
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Although New Student Orientation is designed to prepare students for their upcoming years at Coe, many of Thursday's activities are scheduled for parents. We hope the parent sessions will help answer your questions and familiarize you with the Coe College campus and resources available. In addition, these events will provide you with the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, administrators and other students who will be joining your son or daughter in their academic endeavors. We encourage you to attend as many of the events as possible and hope you enjoy your time on campus. Welcome to Coe!


8-11 a.m. Parent Reception
Phifer Commons, Upper Gage Memorial Union
Meet other parents and members of the Coe College Parents' Council as we welcome you to the Coe family. Take a break, stop by and grab a snack.
Various times
(see below)

Parent Sessions
Presentations are repeated during each session, attend all three in any order.

  • Letting Go
    Clark Alumni House
    This seminar will deal with the feeling of loss you may experience as your student matriculates into college and adulthood. Get to know Coe's faculty and staff who will provide guidance to you and your student through this transition process.
  • Bookstore, Business Office and Financial Aid Q & A
    Cherry Auditorium
    Coe staff members will answer your questions and give advice on various topics including billing, payment plans and processes to allow financial information to be shared with parents.
  • Campus Life
    The P.U.B., Gage Memorial Union
    This question and answer session will allow you to become acquainted with the on-campus services available to your students. Representatives from Student Development, Residence Life, Greek Life and Campus Life will be available to answer questions.
11-11:45 a.m. Parent Session 1
12-12:45 p.m. Parent Session 2
1-1:45 a.m. Parent Session 3
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Gage Memorial Union, The "U"
All students and parents may proceed to The “U” any time during this time period to eat lunch.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Parents meet and greet with FYS professors
P.U.B. Patio
Parents are invited to come and meet their student's Academic Advisor and FYS instructor.
2-3 p.m. History and Ringing of the Victory Bell
Victory Bell, Eby Quad
Listen to a quick explanation of the history and tradition of Coe's Victory Bell at 2 p.m. before your student takes part in the tradition of ringing the bell.
3-4 p.m. Convocation
Sinclair Auditorium
The 2015-16 academic year officially opens with full pomp and circumstance led by Coe President David McInally and Vice President for Academic Affairs Marie Baehr.
4:15-4:30 p.m. Parents Depart
It has been a long day of traveling, unpacking and meeting new faces. Time to head home for a good night's rest. Travel safely!