For Parents

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Welcome Jag family! We are so excited that your student has chosen to attend South. Your incoming freshman student will have the opportunity to register for one scheduled orientation sessions before their first semester at South begins. Additionally, we will host a Southbound Orientation Open House during the Winter and Fall 2023 Week of Welcome that will be tailored to the needs of new students. 

This spring and summer, parents of freshmen that are enrolling in Spring or Fall 2023 classes will have the opportunity to attend orientation with other parents, while students attend orientation with other students. The Parent Orientation program is only for in-person sessions and will run concurrently with the student sessions. Parent Orientation is not required, but encouraged. The orientation fee for parents is $40 per guest and parents or guardians must be registered for orientation on their student's orientation registration form. 

If you are looking for more information, please feel free to browse our 2023 Parent Handbook. It contains checklists, contact information for various departments and general information about sending your student to college.  


Parent Handbook