Information for Parents

The University of Adelaide is delighted to welcome you to our community.

We understand that students who have well informed enthusiastic people supporting them will do better at uni and in life. The University offers a comprehensive orientation program and initiatives to help students transition to university. As a parent, a guardian, or a caregiver you can stay informed and involved by checking our website and connecting with the University social media.

Parent's guide

This guide covers the basics, and is complemented by the information sessions we host at schools and on campus. You can find out about our regular parent and guardian events by joining the parents newsletter mailing list.

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  • Annual Family, Parents and Friends Orientation Evening

    Family and Parents Orientation Evening will be held in the magnificent Bonython Hall from 5:30 on Tuesday 20th February 2018. An invitation has been posted to all student addresses with the 2018 Student Guide.

    This event gives parents and families the chance to hear advice from Professor Peter Rathjen, our Vice-Chancellor and President, along with our Director of Student Experience.

    Following the talk guests are able to visit Hub Central where our Support Services Expo will be set up (the same one students will have visited during the day) giving an opportunity to talk with support staff from across the University.

    Complimentary food and drinks will be available in Hub Central. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

  • Not sure where to park?

    Find the closest car park to our North Terrace campus by checking our North Terrace campus map, or go to the Adelaide City Council's U-Park website for more details.

  • Public transport

    If you're coming on public transport, visit the Adelaide Metro website to plan your journey.