New Student Orientation – August 18th & 19th

This semester is winding down and we are about to send our new graduates out into the world—Congratulations Class of 2013!

Looking ahead, we are ecstatic to greet our new students and families who will be joining our TU family shortly.

Every fall, TU holds an orientation program for new students and their families the week before classes begin (August 26th, mark your calendars!). This is a very exciting and emotional time as these students and their families begin their TU experience.

This is where you come in!

We work very hard to make sure the students and family members are greeted with a kind “Hello” and some information to help make this a smooth transition into college life. Every year, TUPFA volunteers man tables filled with information packets for parents that include helpful phone numbers and other useful information.

We need you!

There are five dorms to move new students into: Fisher South, Fisher West, LaFortune, Lottie Jane Mabee and John Mabee. That means we need volunteers at each dorm, on both days.

Please consider being the face of TU for these newcomers, sign up to volunteer!



Don’t forget to check out our pictures from last year!


This semester, TU launched a new online Housing Portal, called “CaneLink”.

CaneLink is a student’s link to campus! It features the ability to sign up for on-campus jobs, select housing, find roommates, send in maintenance requests for apartments, report a security incident and more.

One of the most important features of CaneLink is the ability to submit the FERPA form electronically.

FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, an act that allows students 18 and older to restrict what information is shared and who it is shared with.

Yes, the FERPA has to do with allowing parents/guardians to inquire about grades and other information, but one of the most critical things is that it actually allows the university to contact designated people in case of illness or hospitalization.

Please, encourage your student to fill out the FERPA form on CaneLink—especially to contact you in case of emergency!

CaneLink is located here:

Local Events with TU Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is chartering 2 new chapters in Phoenix and Los Angeles.

All parents are invited to attend:

Phoenix on April 25:

Los Angeles on April 27:

We’re also working on an event in St. Louis on May 30. More information coming soon.


Amy Freiberger
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

TUPFA Meeting Friday, April 12 @ 1PM

Good Morning!  This is just a reminder that we will be having our meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Holmes Student Center in the conference room.

We have a lot to talk about: Reading Days, Graduation, and starting to plan for Move in days for next year, also Silent Auction baskets for Homecoming.  I hope all of you will plan to be there as this is an important planning meeting.

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all Friday at 1:00.

Punky Dahl, President

Gluten-Free Finals Care Packages

As many of you may know, it’s time for Finals Care Packages—a fundraiser we do each Spring and Fall semester.

We have had questions in the past about Gluten-Free options and we are pleased to share that there is, in fact, a Gluten-Free basket for $40+tax.

If you have any questions about special packages or the Finals Care Packages in general, please contact Diane Jessup at or 918-631-2707.

Finals Care Packages