Save the Date! Parent and Family Weekend 2015

As in the past, Parent and Family weekend coincides with Homecoming, with the football game on Friday, October 23, 2015.  There will be several other campus events that weekend, with our annual bonfire Thursday night, the 22nd.  A schedule for this weekend’s events is forthcoming.

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Parent & Family Weekend 2014

It’s that time again!  We are excited to invite you to TU Parent and Family Weekend 2014 on October 17th and 18th. We join in TU’s Homecoming celebration by offering a Parent and Family Weekend Tailgate Party featuring a catered meal, a Parent and Family Weekend t-shirt, and complimentary admission to the Gilcrease Museum for the weekend and more.  The cost is $35 per package, but children ages 10 and younger do not need to be registered and may attend the tailgate party free of charge, eating for free, however, they will not receive a t-shirt.  With your paid registration, you will receive additional details of the weekend’s events as well as access to purchase discounted football tickets for our Homecoming game against The University of South Florida.

You should be receiving information in the mail, but if you are interested in registering online click here.

Click on the picture below for more information about Homecoming/Parent & Family Weekend activities. GO TU!


The University of Tulsa Bookstore Welcomes New Students and Parents to Orientation 2014

The bookstore is in a temporary location at 1134 S. Harvard Ave. This is a few stores south of the intersection of 11th St and Harvard. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 11am-3pm throughout the fall semester. During the week, there is shuttle that will take students from campus to the bookstore which runs every 15 minutes.

The bookstore carries new and used textbooks as well as digital books . They also have a money saving rental program and the largest selection of TU gear in town! You can shop online on our website

For parent orientation on Monday, August 18, they will have a shop set up in the Reynolds Center for you to pick up a few gifts and will also have a table in Orientation if you would like to visit us and ask questions. We look forward to your visit!


Parent Reception for New Student Orientation – August 17, 2014

The University of Tulsa Parent and Family Association is welcoming parents and families of new TU students a special reception on Sunday afternoon, August 17th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room in Collins Hall.

The reception is an informal, come-and-go affair, offering you an opportunity to meet other parents while enjoying light refreshments, visit with TUPFA volunteers, and meet Earl Johnson, Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Services.

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t stop by the reception, we’ll have much of the same information available during the parent portions of Monday’s New Student Orientation schedule.

Please encourage your student to register for StartTU Orientation 2014 at Look for “Register for New Student Orientation.”

New Student Orientation – August 17th and 18th

This summer has gone by quickly! We want to congratulate the Class of 2014 on their recent graduation!

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 25th, 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!



Spring Commencement 2014

It’s that time of the school year again–time for Spring Commencement!

Graduating college (both as a student or a family member with an  upcoming graduate) can be a whirlwind of excitement, fear, uncertainty and joy. With that in mind, here is some information to help with this huge milestone.

Caps & Gowns

The “Senior Salute“ is coming up, a time  when graduating seniors (and graduate students) can go over to ACAC and pick up their caps and gowns, meet with representatives from the Business Office, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Graduate School in one convenient location. A student’s cap and gown is provided at no cost, however, announcements, class rings and pictures will be available for a price.

Josten’s partners with TU for all of the regalia, announcements, and rings, so you may order online as well. Students who are unable to attend the Senior Salute are able to make arrangements to pick up caps and gowns by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at (918) 631-2327.

The Big Day – May 10th @ 10AM

There are many different activities unique to the various schools and departments, so your student is encouraged to check his/her email or contact an adviser to inquire about special activities outside of the commencement ceremony.

A schedule for the event is available online or you can download this PDF, however it is always best to contact the various schools and departments directly for more information.

The University of Tulsa has a single commencement ceremony for all students graduating this semester–some universities split up graduation ceremonies by college or degree. The ceremony takes place in the Reynold’s Center (#82 on this campus map).


These are just some of the things that we have had questions about in the past, please feel free to email us at if you have any other questions or concerns.