parent orientation


Welcome to the Dustdevil Family! ¡Bienvenidos a la familia dustdevil!


Over the next four years, you and your student will experience a journey unlike any other. As your Dustdevil begins their studies at TAMIU, we understand it will be a significant change for you and your family. We are committed to helping your student succeed and want to collaborate with you to ensure a smooth transition and successful college experience for your student. This year, our Parent and Family Orientation will feature two components: a LIVE Q&A Session and an Orientation Session that can be completed virtually or in-person.

Durante los próximos cuatro años, usted y su estudiante experimentarán un viaje como ningún otro. A medida que su Dustdevil comience sus estudios en TAMIU, entendemos que será un cambio significativo para usted y su familia. Estamos comprometidos a ayudar a su estudiante a tener éxito y queremos colaborar con usted para asegurar una transición sin problemas y una experiencia universitaria exitosa para su estudiante. Este año, nuestra Orientación para padres y familias tendrá dos componentes: una sesión de preguntas y respuestas EN VIVO y una sesión de orientación que se puede completar de forma virtual o en persona.

LIVE Q&A Sessions

LIVE Q&A Sessions will be available throughout the summer to answer any questions or doubts you may have about your student’s transition to university life. These sessions will be hosted over WebEx, a free, virtual meeting platform. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial aid and paying for classes

  • Campus Safety

  • Student Success

Las sesiones de preguntas y respuestas EN VIVO estarán disponibles durante todo el verano para responder cualquier pregunta o duda que pueda tener sobre la transición de su estudiante a la vida universitaria. Estas sesiones llevaron acabo en WebEx, una plataforma de reuniones virtuales gratuita. Los temas discutidos incluyen, pero no se limitan a:

  • Ayuda Financiera y pago de clases

  • Seguridad del Campus

  • Éxito del Estudiante

Available LIVE Q&A Sessions

Sesiones de Preguntas en vivo Disponibles:

                                                                    Monday, June 28, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 PM (English) Virtual

 Monday, July 12, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 PM (English) Virtual

   Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 PM (English) Virtual

   Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 4:00PM-5:00 PM (English Virtual)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 6:00PM-7:00 PM (Spanish Virtual)

Available In Person Orientations

Orientaciones de Padres en Persona Disponibles:

                Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 9:00AM-5:00 PM (English and Spanish) In Person




To register for your preferred Q&A Session, click here.

Para registrarse a su sesion de preguntas, haga click aqui.

Please note that you will also be able to register for in-person Parent and Family Orientation using this link. Por favor mantenga en mente que tambien se puede registrar para nuestra orientacion de padres y familias presencial usando este enlace.


Parent and Family Orientation is available online in the form of modules. This Orientation can be completed at your own pace and time and will cover all the information Parents and Family members need to ensure their student's success. Please access our Online Parent and Family Orientation Modules below:

La Orientación para Padres y Familia está disponible en línea en forma de módulos. Esta orientación se puede completar a su propio ritmo y tiempo y cubrirá toda la información que los padres y miembros de familia necesitan para asegurar el éxito de sus estudiantes. Por favor de accesar los Modulos de Orientación para Padres y Familia aqui:

Online Orientation Module | Modulos de Orientacion en Linea


English Version         Version en Español

 If you are interested in seeing how our LIVE Q&A Sessions operate, please check out last year's recording. Si esta interesado en ver como funcionan nuestra Sesiones de Preguntas EN VIVO, por favor vea las grabaciones del año pasado.

Monday, June 15 2020 from 2-3 PM (English)

Recording Available for Viewing

Password: jF5FwSJJ


Monday, June 22 2020 from 2-3 PM (English)

Recording Available for Viewing 

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Monday, July 13 2020 from 2-3 PM (English)

Recording Available for Viewing 

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Thursday, July 16 2020 from 4-5 PM (Spanish)

Recording Available for Viewing 

Password: QwZuvpR5


Thursday, July 23 2020 from 2-3 PM (English)

Recording Available for Viewing

Password: HtkptPs4 


Wednesday, August 5 2020 from 6-7 PM (English)

Recording Available for Viewing

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Tuesday, August 11 2020 from 5-6 PM (Spanish)


* Live sessions available for parents and families
Student Success
Financial Aid 
Housing and Residence Life
University Police Department 
Bursars Office

With the current COVID-19 situation, our Parent and Family Orientation 2021 will be conducted online, and some will be in person. Our online Parent and Family Orientation will consist of a LIVE Question and Answer session with some of our departments that will answer many of your questions and inform you of the resources available for your student’s success at TAMIU.

Additionally, all parents are able to take advantage of our free online parent orientation module that is available in both English and Spanish. We look forward on meeting you!


Parent and Family Orientation will feature WebEx live sessions and a self-paced component. WebEx is an online cloud-based conferencing service. Along with conventional telephone (voice/audio) conferencing, WebEx allows for web-based conferencing in a collaborative session sharing audio, video, and desktop. Participants may attend a meeting by telephone, on their computer, or via iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. For more information on WebEx, click here


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