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Parents at Orientation

Information on this page was inspired by two Sacramento State employees who have experienced putting their own children through college. It is a culmination of their own experiences as well as their involvement with parents of new Sacramento State students who attend New Student Orientation. Whether you are a parent of a new freshman or transfer student, you'll want to check out these helpful websites to keep you up-to-date and informed about various campus services beneficial to your student.


  • How can I be involved with my student?
    Depending on your student's major, Sacramento State parents can get involved in their student's parent association.

    If your student's major is: Criminal Justice, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Physical Therapy, Social Work or Speech Pathology & Audiology, check out the College of Health & Human Services Parent and Family Association.

    If your student's major is: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Math, Physics, check out the College of Natural Sciences & Math Parent Association.

  • What Advising options does my student have?
    Check out the Academic Advising website.

  • Where will my student live?
    Sacramento State has affordably-priced student accomodations on campus. Check out the Residence Halls website for more information.

  • What are the important dates to know?
    Please see the Academic Calendar.

  • What kind of health care does the university offer?
    Please visit the Health Center website for detailed information.

  • Where can my student go to find help choosing a major or a job?
    Please visit our Career Center website.

  • How do I get financial aid?
    The Financial Aid Office provides support for students to help meet the costs of obtaining a college education. Funding is provided by the federal/state governments and private donors. Please visit Financial Aid website for more information.

  • How safe is campus?
    At Sacramento State, the safety and well being of all students, faculty, staff and visitors is our primary concern. The Department of Public Safety is the primary respondent for campus emergencies and reports of criminal activity on campus. Please visit Public Safety website for more information.

  • Where can my student go to get some help?
    Psychological Counseling Services at Sacramento State provides individual counseling to regularly enrolled students free of charge.

  • What can my student expect as a member of Sac State?
    To find out about student rights and responsibilities please visit the University Policy Manual website.

  • Want to come catch a game?
    Visit our Athletics website for detailed information on all the sporting events.

  • Where can my student buy textbooks or Sac State paraphernalia?
    Please visit our online Bookstore for detailed information.

  • How can my student get to campus?
    Please visit University Transportation & Parking Services website for information.

  • Are you a Sac State alum?
    Check ou the Alumni Association website.

  • What's happening at the university?
    Check out the Sac State Magazine website.
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