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For parents and families

Each Tennessee Wesleyan orientation has a family track that will provide sessions to inform families of the variety of services that TWU has to offer students. Parent and family attendance is not required, but we strongly encourage participation. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Financial Aid during orientation.

For first-time students, there is a two-day family schedule, and the personalized financial aid meeting occurs on day two.

Sample schedule for first-time and transfer orientations
First-time student (11 a.m. Day 1 - noon Day 2)
Day 1 (Thursday)
11 a.m.: Check-In
11:30 a.m.: Lunch
12:15 p.m.: Welcome
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Various sessions including:
Orientation Leader Q&A
Student Transition to College
Library Info
Overview of Academics and Financial Aid
Student Success
5 p.m.: Family Reception

Day 2
8:30 a.m.: Welcome
8:45a.m. -11 a.m.: Various sessions including:
Student Life Panel
Personalized Financial Aid meeting (with student)
11 a.m.: Life at TWU

Transfer:
9 a.m.: Check-In
10 a.m.-11:30a:a.m. Various sessions including:
Student Life Panel
Overview of Academics and Financial Aid
11:30 a.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.: Various sessions including:
Orientation Leader Q&A
Personalized Financial Aid meeting (with student)
Colloms Center Open House

Where to stay

Athens has several hotels a short drive away from campus, and the following hotels offer a TWU discount for families during Orientation.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
106 Burkett L Witt Boulevard
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 507-0870
Special TWU Rate: $100 per room, plus tax, per night
*TWU preferred hotel.

Comfort Inn
2811 Decatur Pike, Athens TN 37303
423-252-8030
Variable discount based on availability
Ask for TWU rate

Holiday Inn Express
1819 Holiday Drive, Athens TN 37303
423-649-0003
15% discount on published rate
Ask for TWU Orientation