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For Parents

Welcome to Earlham College and the Richmond community. The New Student Orientation program includes the weekend of orientation events that will help you get to know Earlham better and give you an opportunity to meet some of the people who will be making an impact on your student's life during the next few years. We encourage you to attend the events which have been created especially for parents and/or parents and students.

All times subject to change.

Admissions staff will host a Hospitality and Information Table in the Richmond Room of the Landrum Bolling Center from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Come by for coffee and answers to any questions you might have.

Welcome at Chase Stage in front of Lilly Library, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. You will be introduced to the student leaders of New Student Orientation and several College administrators.

Parents/Guardians Meet with Academic Advisers – From 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet you student’s academic adviser and get to know some the other first year students and their parents in a small group setting. It’s an excellent opportunity to ask questions about what your student should expect in their first college classes.

President's Reception for Families at the President's Home, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Join Alan Price and his wife, Gina LaRoche, for appetizers at their home.

All times subject to change.

All Student and Family Gathering: Engaging with the Curriculum in Goddard Auditorium, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. You really don't want to miss this opportunity to hear about Earlham's expansive offerings available in the curriculum.

All Family Gathering: Student Service Panel in Goddard Auditorium, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. You may be tired by this time but this is your chance to get any last minutes questions answered from Residence Life, Counseling, Health Services, Public Safety and the Academic Enrichment Center.

Talking About Letting Go and Staying Connected, in Goddard Auditorium from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. In small groups, you will have time to talk about the challenges and joys of leaving your student at College.

The parent and guardian's formal orientation program concludes with ice cream and hugs on The Heart from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

We hope these recommendations guide you in making your orientation to Earlham fruitful. If you need to pick up some last minute items for your student, and you will, there are plenty of national chains and local shops for all of your basic needs. Some favorite casual restaurants are El Rodeo and Little Sheba’s. If you are interested in a more formal dining experience, the Old Richmond Inn and Galo’s Italian Grill are excellent.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Earlham Community!

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