Santa Fe Parents
Information for Parents of Incoming Freshmen - January 2013
Welcome to St. John’s College!
As parents, you are a vital part of the college community and we are excited to invite you to participate in the life of the college. We will offer a comprehensive parent orientation program at the same time as your son or daughter is going through student orientation. There will be informational sessions, opportunities to meet your fellow parents, and special parent-only seminars on the Notes on Dialogue led by those members of the faculty who will be teaching freshman classes.
We strongly encourage you to extend your stay in Santa Fe through Thursday afternoon for the Convocation ceremony on the morning of Thursday, August 29, 2013. Convocation marks the formal entrance of your son or daughter into the college as the faculty process in full regalia, the new students sign the college Register, and the President offers special remarks for the occasion. Business casual dress is requested. Weather permitting, the ceremony may be held outside – please plan for sun protection.
We also invite you to join us for Parent and Family Weekend in the fall. We’re still working on the details, but we have set aside the weekend of October 10-12, 2013, to welcome the parents, family, and friends of our current students to campus for three days of class visits, special programming, and a seminar that is just for friends and family. Make sure we have your email address so you’ll be among the first to hear when the details are finalized, and check the college website for more information in the coming weeks on this special event.
You are most welcome and encouraged to visit throughout the year. Feel free to contact the Alumni Office with questions and concerns, at 505-984-6114.
New Student and Parent Orientation for August, 2013
Incoming students: please note that student orientation is coordinated by the Office of Housing and Residential Life; questions about student orientation may be addressed to Mr. Matt Johnston at 505-984-6087 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Registration for incoming students and their families, ESL Portal
Hospitality room available for parents throughout registration
Campus tours available in the morning and early afternoon
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Orientation activities for students and parents – stay tuned for more details
Dinner with your fellow parents followed by parent-only seminars on the Notes on Dialogue in the evening
Cocoa and Cookies in the Coffeeshop following seminar to allow you to meet up with your son or daughter and discuss your experience in seminar
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Convocation in the morning
Parents depart in the afternoon or evening
Students have their first seminars in the evening
Times and events subject to change.