Welcome to Parent and Family Programs! 

Parent and Family Programs is an office dedicated to supporting you as you support your KSU Owl. Our office reports to the Division of Student Affairs.

Your student’s college experience is an exciting time for the whole family, and your role in your student’s life will be integral in the coming years. Research shows that family involvement is critical to student success. We hope that you know parents and families are valued as partners in education here at KSU. Students benefit when their family supports and appropriately shares in their university experience.

We are excited to offer our digital Owl Family Hub for all KSU families. This is an amazing resource to visit frequently to ensure you have everything you need to support your student. Be sure to sign up today for access that provides you a 'one stop shop' for all your needs as a family member supporting your student. Be sure to visit the Owl Family Hub for all the great resources you need!

Parent and Family Programs works to keep parents, families and supporters of KSU students Involved, Informed, and Invested - every step of the way! We work to bring families fun and memorable engagement opportunities as well as tailored and timely information to ensure you feel informed and equipped to support your student as they navigate their KSU journey. We are always here to support you and your student. Feel free to email us at family@kennesaw.edu with any and all of your questions! 

Parents taking pictures with their student

Location: KSU Center

Email: family@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-2148

Parent and Family Association Membership


Start today!
 Visit the Owl Family Hub, sign up for your tailored profile by adding your email address and password. That's all that's needed to get started! Once you sign up for this, you'll be in the know as a parent/family supporter of your owl. 

Connect with your student's data by clicking on the graduation cap in your main screen on the top right. When you click there, it will lead you through the process of adding your student's KSU email address (be sure this address is CORRECT or this will not work). It sends them the needed digital permission forms. It's all initiated through you via your Owl Family Hub account, and sent directly to their KSU email address. Once they digitally sign-on on the form, you'll begin seeing their data populate within the next 24 hours. So easy!

Finally, through the Hub, if there's a need for you to receive an immediate notifications, timely reminders about dates/deadlines as well as how to sign up for Family Weekend, you'll receive a short nudge email, generated from the Hub directly to your email. Be sure the email you add initially to start your profile on the Hub is one that you check frequently. That's where we'll send you these timely reminders and notifications.

Opt-in to receive text message alerts, so you never miss a reminder. 

By being a PFA member, you gain access to all the above mentioned perks, all with the ease simply visiting the Hub, creating your log-in/password credentials and selecting what information is important for you - a totally tailored experience. In addition to the ease of having this one-stop-shop at your fingertips, you'll also receive discounts and perks throughout the year. We work with community partners to offer you fun and discounted opportunities to utilize with or without your student! You'll know about these discounted opportunities by being on the Hub! Be the best KSU parent/family member you can be - hop on the Owl Family Hub today to get started!

With you every step of the way - keeping you connected and engaged.

Hooty-Hoo! 

Programs and Events

new ksu students attending orientation

New Student Orientation

Students will register family members and guests when they register for their New Student Orientation session. Visit orientation.kennesaw.edu for more information about the sign-up process, dates, and what to expect during your session.  Attendance is not required for parent/family members. Sessions are designed to address matters of particular interest to those friends/family members who are supporting the student's transition to KSU/college.  

After you and your student sign up for the orientation session, your next step as a parent/family member is to create your profile on our digital portal, the Owl Family Hub.  While you are awaiting your orientation day to begin, you can hang out here to learn more about KSU and how you can start now with supporting your student. Once you register (free!) on the Owl Family Hub, you are now a member of the KSU Parent and Family Association! You'll receive lots of information, updates and invitations through this amazing one-stop-shop! 

Questions about how to register for new student/parent and family orientation? Please contact New Student Programs at ksuorientation@kennesaw.edu or 470-KSU-INFO (470-578-4636).

Questions after your orientation session? Email: family@kennesaw.edu.

READ THE FAMILY GUIDE

ksu students sitting with parent at orientation

Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family orientation sessions are designed to address matters of particular interest to you as a parent, guardian, or family member. During parent and family orientation you will receive an overview of campus resources available to your student, receive important financial aid information, as well as strategies for supporting the successful transition of your student to the University.

Family Weekend is excited to welcome you! Please enjoy the following weekend schedule options and enjoy tailoring your experience for what YOUR family needs!

Homecoming Week leads into Family Weekend.

Ensure you will receive information for this and all future opportunities by creating a profile on The Owl Family Hub. Create your profile today! Keep this profile up to date to ensure you have the most tailored experience.

EXPLORE DOWNTOWN KENNESAW or MARIETTA SQUARE


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Family Weekend

Held in the Fall Semester, "Family Weekend" is a celebration of academics, athletics, entertainment, and involvement at KSU. Be sure to register on the Owl Family Hub to ensure you will receive an invitation with all the details for a fabulous weekend!

ksu student attending school event

Additional Programming and Information

After Family Weekend in the Fall semester, you can look forward to additional opportunities.  While these smaller programmatic offerings vary from year to year, you can count on informative and fun content to keep you involved and informed all year long! If you've registered yourself on our Owl Family Hub (kennesaw.campusesp.com) you'll receive frequent eNewsletters tailored to your preferences as well as information on all upcoming opportunities both for you and your student! 

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Parent and Family Handbook

If you missed orientation, or just need an extra copy, be sure to check out the Parent and Family Handbook. This guide is full of helpful information for our KSU Families.

Helpful Links and Resources

Below you'll find useful links to help you and your Owl navigate KSU! If you're having trouble finding the information you need, reach out to us and we'll point you in the right direction!

Kennesaw State University is committed to maintaining an environment in which concerns are addressed in a fair and collegial manner. Any member of the KSU community, including family members, is welcome to submit a formal, written concern. We can only help if we know there is a problem. Please help us make sure students know that the ability to submit a concern is available to them. Please visit the KSU Concern Site for the opportunities to formally submit a concern. 

Your number one source of information from Parent and Family Programs is our online parent and family portal, the KSU Parent and Family Experience! You'll receive newsletters filled with great information that is tailored to your student's experience. 

JOIN THE PARENT AND FAMILY PORTAL

Advice and Support

Providing support to your KSU Student can take a village! 

Information is added within the Owl Family Hub frequently to ensure you have the support you need as you support your student. 

Below are campus resources and services available to help support your student in and out of the classroom, as well as resources from on and off campus to help parents and families navigate the territory of supporting college student success.

Of course, Parent & Family Programs is here to provide advice, guidance, and support to parents and families of KSU students.  Always feel free to reach out: family@kennesaw.edu. I'm here to help!

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