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Parent Resources

Westminster College provides resources to parents from their students' admission all the way to graduation. Parents are encouraged to participate in their students' educational experience by getting involved in events, fundraising, leadership, and campus life. Whether you live in Utah or somewhere far away, you can stay up-to-date with campus happenings and feel connected to your child's college experience.

If you have any questions about Westminster College, submit a question to the parent support team.

Get Involved

Considering Westminster College?

We are delighted that you and your family are considering Westminster College for your student's educational experience. You may want to learn more about programs, visiting campus, tuition and aid, or admissions requirements.

Winter at Westminster is a great opportunity for you and your family to explore Westminster College and Salt Lake City.

Settling into College Life

Your student has been admitted, now what? We've got you covered. To learn more about the next steps to finish enrollment, check out admitted student next steps.

A faculty advisor will help your student register for classes at a Griffin GearUp. Students can email registration@westminstercollege.edu with any questions.

Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance. All international students, student athletes, and students admitted to the nursing program are required to provide evidence of insurance coverage. Many plans carry students on their parents’ coverage if they are under the age of 26. You can also check out private health plan options for students and ACA health care plans.

Students will receive residence hall room assignments and roommate information in July. If you haven't received this information, please call 801.832.2245.

Westminster requires that all first-year and sophomore students live on campus, unless they have applied for a residency exemption.

Move-in day is in August and includes day and evening activities for students—both mandatory and optional.

New Student Orientation is a mandatory program for all new students entering in the fall. Students will receive a registration email after completing Griffin GearUp. During orientation registration, your student can also register any guests or family members who plan to attend the Parent and Family Experience. You can email studentinvolvement@westminstercollege.edu to confirm your registration for New Student Orientation.

The Outdoor Experience is an optional—and awesome—pre-orientation program where incoming first-year students learn outdoor skills and meet fellow first-year students while exploring Utah's landscape.

Tuition insurance may help cover tuition cost for difficult situations like medical emergencies or other instances that prevent a student from completing the semester. Applications must be completed before the first day of classes.

Parent Handbook

Read the Parent Handbook to get more details about how to support your student's experience at Westminster.

Preparing Your Student for College

Here are some ideas and resources to help you have productive conversations with your student about preparing for college:

  • Talk to your student about responsible citizenship. You may want to cover topics like peer pressure, making friends, alcohol use, time management, relationships, honesty, plagiarism, eating healthy, and exercise. The Counseling Center on campus is available for parent and student support.
  • Establish a regular communication schedule. Remind your student that you tend to worry if they don't return your phone calls. As your student frames their own choices and decisions at this powerful, transitional time in their lives, be available and listen.
  • Develop a budget with your student. Remember to include tuition and fees, meals, and books.
  • Encourage your student to get involved on campus. They should make use of campus resources and be open to connecting with a faculty or staff mentor. Research shows campus involvement increases a student's GPA.
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Winter at Westminster

Do you have a child in high school who is interested in learning more about Westminster? Join us for Winter at Westminster and discover why Westminster is the perfect fit for those wanting to make an impact.

Your child can spend Thursday night in the residence halls with a current student, have lunch with faculty members, and sit in on actual classes.

While you’re in town, you and your family are also invited to enjoy free Westminster men’s and women’s basketball games, hit the slops with discounted lift tickets, and watch the Utah Jazz play in downtown Salt Lake City with discounted tickets.

Activities for Current Parents

Current students and their parents are welcome to join these Winter at Westminster activities:

  • Purchase discount lift passes.
  • Purchase discount VIP Utah Jazz tickets.
  • Participate in paint night.

  

Tell Us About You

Please fill out this form to receive Westminster news, event, and parent program information. Please email parentrelations@westminstercollege.edu or call 801.832.2757 if you have any questions.

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Are you interested in becoming involved with any of the following activities?

Parent-to-Parent

Participate on panels, welcome parents at Orientation and/or Winter Weekend for Parents and Families, fundraising

Career Development

Offer internships, employment opportunities for students, participate in career panels

Local Events

Sponsor dinners or summer send offs in your hometown, volunteer outreach to prospective parents at admissions events in your hometown or at the college, athletic team events

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Submit a Question

Fill out this form if you have any questions or comments about parent resources or involvement.

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