The transition to college is an exciting time that involves the whole family. We encourage family and friends to join us during Summer Orientation to learn more about how the transition to college and more specifically Wheaton College is a collaborative experience between the student, the college, and the student’s family.

Summer 2024 Dates

  • Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Friday, June 28, 2024


Family and Friends registration is a part of your student’s orientation registration. Your student will receive a personalized link to register via their Wheaton email when registration goes live.  Students are able to bring up to two guests to Orientation with them.


Family and Friends Orientation will occur on the same day as your student’s Orientation MAP Day. This program is offered to the families and friends of our incoming students to help them acclimate to Wheaton College to enable them to coach their student through their new experience on campus.

The schedule is still in development but will include sessions with Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students Office, Student Support Offices, and other opportunities to connect with the campus community.

2023 Session Recordings:

Coaching your student through the transition (Dean of Students Office)

Student Wellness (Counseling Center and Health Services)

Living and Learning on Campus (Campus Safety and Residential Life)

The Compass Curriculum (Office of Advising)