University of Southern Indiana

Parent and Family Orientation

Screaming Eagles Orientation

As a parent or family member, you play a vital role in your student's transition to college life. We encourage parents and family members to participate in Parent and Family Orientation. You will learn about the University and its many resources and become a partner with the University in supporting your student's success in transitioning to college. Due to concerns for the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community, USI will provide Parent and Family Orientation in a remote setting. We have several options for you to learn more about the University.

New Student Online Orientation (Click here to begin.)
We encourage to go through this online orientation. You don't need enter in any information. You will enter as a guest. To review all of the material it will take you 2-3 hours to complete. You can jump to those areas you want to learn about or go back in several times. Online Orientation works best using the Google Chrome browser. 

Virtual Meetings and Programs
We invite parents and family members to participate in these Zoom opportunities. 

  • Orientation Zoom Meetings
    New students and parents are invited to attend one of these meetings to supplement the virtual advising and registration appointments and the online orientation module. This session is planned for 90 minutes and will give you a brief introduction to campus and the academic colleges and provide you an opportunity to ask questions you have about attending USI this fall. Students will be put in smaller breakout sessions with current students to give them an opportunity to meet other students and to ask your questions to a peer, while parents will have time to ask their questions to staff and faculty. Come prepared with questions.  Pre-registration is required.
  • Virtual Q-and-A Sessions with USI
    These sessions will give you an update from campus, answer questions related to orientation, advising and registration, and other questions you may have. 
    Alternating Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm CDT on Zoom at
  • Orientation Zoom Series
    Attend one or multiple of these Thursday evening sessions that provide information about different parts of campus. 

Review Resources
We have created a Resource page that includes videos and pdf of documents that you would have received on campus. We will have these documents available in the fall. 

If you have any questions, email us at or call 812-465-7167. We will be happy to answer your question or forward to the appropriate office. 

Welcome to the USI Family!

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