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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 Engagement 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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A test of the Cal U Alert System is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6, between 11:45 a.m. and noon. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. Click 'more' to see how you can register for Cal U Alerts and what to do when you see the test message.
Oct 7 is the deadline to order a banner honoring a friend or family member for his/her military service. The banners are displayed on campus throughout November. Click ‘more’ to place your order today.
Upcoming Events
10/10/2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is presented by the university’s Department of History and Political Science and the Louis L. Manderino Library. The public may tour the free exhibition Sept. 10-Oct.16 on the library’s first floor. The library will hold two special... More
10/10/2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cal U's Department of Theatre and Dance presents “An Evening of One-Acts” at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 10.  Ticket price is $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. For... 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

Advance your student's education with SUMMER COLLEGE 2015! Registration begins January 20. Over 200 courses to choose from, many offered conveniently online.

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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