Sprog Orientation

For Parents



Grace Pyka

Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations



Grace Pyka

Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Parents and Student

Welcome to the Sprog Parent Orientation Website.

We are delighted to have you as the newest members of our Southwestern community. This site includes information relevant to your student’s transition to Southwestern. We know that this can be both an exciting and stressful time for you and your student. We hope to make the process smooth and enjoyable.

Throughout the summer you will receive communications from Southwestern with information regarding your student’s transition to college, including the updated Families Magazine . If you are unsure if the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has your current mailing and email address you may complete the Parent Info Form here .

As you may have heard from the Office of Admission, the University has made the decision to hold all Sprog programming virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 health risks associated with large gatherings. Your student will still have a two-day Sprog experience, which will include informational sessions, interactions with other students, and critical advising and registration sessions. Additionally, parents are invited to virtually attend several sessions throughout the two days. The full schedule for Sprog may be viewed here. 

We look forward to engaging with you virtually this summer, and meeting you on campus this fall!

Grace Josey Pyka ’05
Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Important Dates - 2020

August 17 - Virtual Parent Orientation Session: Academic Life Panel
September 3 & 4 - Move-in
September 3, 3 p.m. - Campus Tour (register here)
September 3, 4 p.m. - Campus Tour (register here)
September 4, 1 p.m. - Campus Tour (register here)
September 4, 2 p.m. - Campus Tour (register here)
September 7 - Classes Begin

Parent Orientation Session Recordings

Getting Here: Logistics and Details for Move-in
Living Here: Healthy Practices in the Residence Halls and Campus Spaces
Student Life Panel 
Academic Life Panel
What to Expect for the Fall Semester
Matriculation Convocation