All aboard! The Orientation Express is leaving the station. For some of you, it may have already left.
Freshman orientation is a college's way of welcoming you (and your tuition dollars) with open arms. It's a carefully planned and executed event designed to acquaint you with a much deeper understanding of the school, its resources, surrounding area, and your fellow classmates. Parents can get involved, too, but not at the intense level of students. A parent orientation is designed primarily to assure parents that their precious progeny will be cared for with the utmost oversight (a contention that sometimes falls short of its mission).