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Information for New Cal U Parents

Your child's acceptance letter has arrived in the mailbox - Congratulations!  This is an exciting time for both you and your soon-to-be college student.  As a new Cal U parent or family member, you may be asking yourself, "What do I do now?" 

Here are some helpful links:

For Parents:

Parent/Guest Portal Login Instructions
The Parent/Guest Portal is the exclusive method by which a University student may grant a third-party access to his or her student records. Due to the protection of students' rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a student may restrict the information that a parent or guest is able to access. Learn how your student can grant access to a parent/guest at any time and how you may obtain your students approved information. Learn more by viewing the video tutorials and the Quick Start Guides. 

Cal U Parent & Family E-News
Sign up to receive the no-cost publication. 

Cal U Parents and Families Facebook Page
Connect with us and other Vulcan parents. Become a fan today!

2013 University Parent Guidebook  
This downloadable and printable guide will introduce you to the helpful resources to make navigating Cal U easy.

Student Campus Mailing Address
Use this to ensure a speedy campus delivery to your student!

For Students:

New Student Checklist # 1 - Has your student completed these pre-enrollment tasks? Check this out to be sure!

New Student Checklist # 2 - Get ready for the start of the semester, with these post-enrollment "must do's".

New Student "How To's" - Get easy instructions to access e-mail, schedules, and buy books.

New Student Registration - a mandatory, one-day program for students and parents or spouses, held during the summer months. Register now.

Register for Placement Testing
Have more questions about placement testing? Call 724-938-5779 or visit the Placement-Testing Center in Noss Hall, Room 215.  Placement-Testing Office Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.. on Friday.

Academic Scheduling Center
Does your student need assistance with registering for classes?  Contact one of the Student Success Facilitators or Visit the Scheduling Center in Noss Hall, Room 210.

Residence Hall Packing List
Still have questions about what to bring?  Call the Housing and Residence Life Office at 724-938-4444.

New Student Orientation - a "students only" three-day program (Fall) and one -day program (Spring)with a number of mandatory sessions held immediately before the start of the semester. Stay tuned for Fall 2014 Orientation details!
Questions about Orientation? Contact the Office of Student Orientation Programs by either calling 724-938-1626 or e-mail pavtis@calu.edu

Cal U Bookstore 
Have more questions about buying books?  Call the Bookstore at 724-938-4324.

Register for Parking 
Students must have their calu.edu e-mail username and password to register.
If assistance is needed to obtain this information, please contact the University Technology Services (UTech) Help Desk at 724-938-5911 or UTechRequests@calu.eduClick here for more parking and transportation details.

Are you a PROSPECTIVE CAL U PARENT?  If so, helping your student find the right college fit is important. Cal U offers many opportunities for campus visits. Experience all that makes Cal U a special place for student learning and living!  Learn more about 2012-2013 Fall Discovery Days, Spring Academic Open House and Pre-Senior Open House Events.

Parent/Guest Portal

Log into the Parent/Guest Portal

Don't have an account?  Learn how to register.