|"Parent Orientation" is for parents, guardians or spouses who want to:|
- Understand more about Vermont Technical College
- Learn how to support a student who is new to college life and/or Vermont Tech
- Learn about important Vermont Tech deadlines, dates, and processes
- Meet people in key positions at the college: Public Safety, Residence Life, Student Financial Accounts, Financial Aid, tutoring services, and the Vermont Tech President, and more.
Be sure to have your student register themselves and you, noting how many guests will attend on the Student Registration page. The cost for non-students is $15 per person which covers the cost of the continental breakfast, BBQ lunch and a reception at the home of Vermont Tech's President, Dr. Philip Conroy.
(Please note: Through most of the day, parents and students will be in separate orientation activities and sessions so that each group will receive the type of information they will find helpful.)
8:30a.m. - 9:30a.m. Move in to dorm room for residential students
9:30a.m. - 10:00a.m. Welcome, information and continental breakfast for residential and commuter students and parents
10:00a.m. - noon Morning sessions:
Noon - 1:00p.m. BBQ
- Introductions to key staff at Vermont Tech to include Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Public Safety, Residential Life, Registrar, tutoring services, IT, Disability Services, the Bookstore, the Athletic Director
- A conversation with Dr. Phil Conroy and his wife, Dr. Jan Conroy, about how to support your student during this transition
- A time to discuss release of information and health forms while you are with your student
- Information on the college's commitment to sustainability
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Afternoon sessions:
4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Family Reception at Orchard House, home of President Conroy
- Financial aid - how to get money
- Student accounts - how your student is billed and how you can access that bill, how to read the bill, when you can expect your bill
- Personal safety on campus
- Services available to your students so you can remind them if they start to struggle with personal or academic issues: counseling, time management, stress management, tutoring, information on the realities of Residence Life at Vermont Tech
- Time for questions with VSAC counselors
For those parents staying overnight, click here for more information on overnight accommodations, restaurants and activities in the area.