Spartan Start for Families

Sending a student to college can be a big transition for the whole family. We want to help you learn more about University of Dubuque so that you can be ready to support your student.

Family members are invited to attend the University Welcome and family-friendly evening entertainment on Sunday evening, August 22, 2021. In addition, adult family members can sign up to attend special sessions on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Time

Session Topic & Description

Location

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Check In & Breakfast

Pick up your name tag and goodie bag. Enjoy a light continental breakfast.

 

Student Cultural Center, Smith Welcome Center

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Meet some key staff and review the schedule for the day.

 

Room 264, Smith Welcome Center

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Out and About in Dubuque

Get to know the community of Dubuque a bit better with a trolley tour of some popular spots around town.

 

Trolleys depart from Bennett Street

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Effectively Supporting Your Student

Meet other parents and family members and participate in an interactive discussion activity to help navigate your student’s transition to college.

 

Room 264, Smith Welcome Center

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

University of Dubuque 101

Meet UD staff members and administrators and learn more about campus expectations and opportunities for your student.

 

Room 264, Smith Welcome Center

Overnight Accommodations:

Need to stay the night in Dubuque? UD has arranged reduced rate rooms at two local hotels. Please request the University of Dubuque rate when making reservations.

BEST WESTERN PLUS DUBUQUE
563.557.8000 | 3100 Dodge Street
www.bestwesterniowa.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUITES DUBUQUE-WEST
563.556.4600 | 2080 Holliday Drive
www.holidayinn.com

Questions

First-Year Experience Office
FYE@dbq.edu
563.589.3866