The First Year for Parents and Families

Welcome CU Parents!

The Center for First Year Experience and Clarion University welcome you as a new CU parent.    

We recognize the important contributions that you play in your student's academic and social success.  We want to work with you as you provide support for your student throughout this exciting first year at Clarion!  Below you will find information to help you become a partner in your student's successful transition from high school to Clarion University.  

Checklists for First Year Parents and Families:  Each semester, the Center for First Year Experience will share a checklist for Parents and Families.  The Fall 2017 checklist is available here.

How to Help Your Student Succeed - This document includes tips from parents who have already gone through the first year with their students.

Newsletter:  This monthly e-newsletter, Eagle Parent News, gives first year parents and families timely information that you need to know.  In it, you will find articles about events on campus and what is impacting your student's life.  The newsletter is sent via e-mail only.  The third edition of Eagle Parent News can be opened here.  If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, click here.

Student Modules:  In order to help first-year students prepare for their first semester at Clarion, the Center for First Year Experience has created modules on six topics.  Students will access these modules via their D2L.  We have included the content of those modules here for parent access.

CU Financial
CU Involved
CU Living
CU Succeed
CU Wellness
CU Here

Parent and Family Services:  Clarion University's site for prospective parents and families or those parents with students beyond the first year can be found here.

Social Media:  Follow some of Clarion University's offices, departments, and organizations via various social media platforms.  Click here for the social media directory.  Connect with the Parent and Family Services Facebook page.

Other Helpful Links:
NOW (New Student Orientation Week) Schedule
Family Weekend
Academic Calendar
Add money to Eagle Dollars/Flex
Campus Safety
Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)
Pay Tuition/Fees

Last Updated 1/11/18