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Parents & Family Members

Pack Family Orientation

We value our ThunderWolf families and know that you provide a very important role in the success of your college student.  It’s important to us that families understand ways they can support their student throughout their college experience.  In conjunction with New Student Orientation, we will offer special programs for family members to learn about available resources and services for students. 

Pack Family ThunderWolf Welcome Days

All incoming freshman and first year students are required to complete Pack Preview Online Orientation before September 30, 2017.  They can access the online orientation through their PAWs account.

Additionally, students may attend an optional in-person ThunderWolf Welcome Day to engage with faculty, staff, and other new students.  We also offer a Pack Family ThunderWolf Welcome Day for family members to engage with faculty, staff, and learn about resources available on campus.


    How much does Pack Family ThunderWolf Welcome Day cost?

    Registration is $20.00 per Adult (12 years and up); $10 per child (6-12 years old); Children under 5 are free.

    Lunch Vouchers: Students and Families have the option to eat on campus or on their own off campus. If you would like to join us for lunch on campus, you may purchase a lunch voucher for $10 each.


    When are Pack Family ThunderWolf Welcome Days?

    There are four in-person Pack Family ThunderWolf Welcome Days over the summer.  The Dates and times are listed below 

    • June 15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • July 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
    • July 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
    • August 17, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*

    *August schedule will include New Student Convocation and Farewell Dinner


    What does the fee cover?

    Each participant will receive a welcome bag, t-shirt, and other CSU-Pueblo gear.  Fees also cover the cost of printing and other administrative costs.

    How do i register?

    Please visit the Orientation website or follow the links below to register:


    Is Pack Family Orientation mandatory?

    No, it is optional, but we have some great programs planned for parents and family members.

    Why should I attend Parent and Family Orientation?

    We understand that you play an important role in your student’s success. Parent and Family Orientation is your opportunity to become familiar with all things CSU-Pueblo as you support your student through their transition.  You will meet and talk with the faculty and staff behind the services and resources that will play an important role in your student’s CSU-Pueblo experience. You will also receive valuable tips about what it means to be a CSU-Pueblo Family member and the ways that you can be most helpful to your student during this transition and beyond.  


    What is the schedule like?

    Click here for a tentative schedule. You will receive an up-to-date schedule when you check-in. If there are additional questions, you may refer them to the Coordinator of Student Life, Bonnie Fruland, at 719.549.2586.

Pack Family Online Orientation

Coming Soon!  Family members will be able to participate in an optional online orientation.  Please check back soon.  

Travel and Visitor Information

Since many of you are traveling from other parts of the state and the country, we have put together information that we hope you find useful. If you have questions about the Pueblo area please feel free to call the Office of Student Affairs at 719.549.2586.

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