A recent female grad with balloons gets a kiss from a parent.A recent female grad with balloons gets a kiss from a parent.

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, Parent/Family Portal Manager directly, at family@calu.edu or by 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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Upcoming Events
4/25/2014 – 4/26/2014
Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals April 25-26 Cal U Convocation Center Arena NFPA Fluid Power Challenge 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25 Cal U Convocation Center, south wing Last year's smash hit, the Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals, returns to the Cal U Convocation Center April 25-26. A manufacturing... More
4/27/2014, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join Cal U's Biology Club and the Pittsburgh Animal Rescue for the Doggy Dash 5k on Sunday, April 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Registration is $20 in advance or $30 the day of the race (price includes t-shirt and race day bag). Pets are welcome but can not participate in the actual ... More

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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."

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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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