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Parents & Families

Welcome to the Parents and Family section of the Cal U website.  Cal U wants to forge a lifelong relationship with our students.  We are deeply committed to every student's success, and we know you are, too.

We invite you to visit this section for timely information, key deadlines, information about services for your student and more.  

Looking for contact information for a department on campus? Then visit Frequently Used Contacts. You'll find the office locations and telephone numbers that families use most often, all conveniently located in one place.

If you're wondering what to do if your child gets sick on campus, who to call for help with computer problems or how to mail your child a package, check our list of Frequently Asked Questions.  

Do you have other questions? If so, Ask Us. Or feel free to contact Cynthia Young directly at the Parent & Family Engagment Office. Simply email or call phone 724-938-4866. We look forward to hearing from you!

PS. Don't forget to subscribe to Cal U Parent & Family E-News, a no-cost publication designed to keep parents in-the-know!

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The all-you-care-to-eat Gold Rush dining facility has moved to the newly renovated Gallagher Dining Hall. The new location will be in use throughout the upcoming academic year.
Want to pursue a master's degree? The School of Graduate Studies and Research plans a series of open houses beginning Sept. 5 to help you take the next step toward your career goals. Click 'more' for a schedule and registration details.
Upcoming Events
8/24/2014, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Returning students will move in to main-campus housing from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, just in time for the start of fall semester classes on Monday, Aug. 25.
8/28/2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You've heard the buzz about 3-D printing. Now children ages 9 and older can explore this 21st-century manufacturing technique at a free Mobile Makeshop® organized by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Adults also may attend. Participants will: - Learn about additive manufacturing and 3-D printing. -... More

Parent/Guest Portal

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Pay Your Student's Bill

Instructions for Parent/Guest Bill Pay (PDF Format)

Pay Your Student's Bill

Parent/Guest CalCard Log-In

Add Money To Your Student's CalCard - Parents must use student's last name and campus email address under "Make a Guest Deposit."

Important Information

MOVE-IN DAY 2014! 

FAMILY DAY 2014 - Mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 27 when friends and family will join students for a fun-filled day! More details coming soon!

FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION PLANOur no-cost plan offers incoming Freshmen guaranteed savings in time and money as they work toward the completion of their baccalaureate degree.

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