Welcome to Kalamazoo College!
We are thrilled to welcome the parents and families of the Class of 2027!
At Kalamazoo College we appreciate and value the supporting role that families play in the education of their student. To continue that support we offer numerous sessions during the first two days of Orientation specifically for parents and families. The full schedule will be sent to parents as part of a larger mailing in June. We also invite you to review the Prepare for Orientation section and the full 2023 Parent and Family Orientation Schedule.
Note: Orientation is required for all new students so please make sure to arrive no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
Prepare for Orientation
- Orientation Packet and Room Assignments – Students will receive their packet via mail in June and their specific residence hall room assignment and roommate information via their Kalamazoo College email account in August.
- Health Verification – Please confirm that your student submits all required health documentation by the deadline of August 1, 2023.
- Lodging – Families Families and friends are not permitted to stay in the residence halls during Orientation, as students are extremely busy and we need them to focus on Orientation sessions and making connections with their peers.
- Student Check In – Residence halls open for new students to check in on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. No early check in is allowed.
- Fall athletes, international students, and students participating in the LandSea program will have separate check in times per the requirements of their programs and will be notified in advance by the corresponding campus department.
- Review the full Parent & Family Orientation schedule for information on activities. Note that the Parent and Family program concludes at 5 p.m. on Thursday and we ask that families depart campus at that time.
Learn about accessible parking around campus along with barrier free access to campus buildings.
Report an accessibility barrier to HR and Accessibility Services at K. We will address all concerns as soon as possible. Thank you.
Getting Around Campus
All events listed in the Parent & Family Orientation Schedule have links to the location of events. For a map visit the Kalamazoo College Campus Map page.
Parent & Family Orientation Schedule 2023
Questions about Parent and Family Orientation can be directed to Orientation@kzoo.edu. We look forward to seeing you on campus in September!