Parent Resources | Webster University

Parent Resources

Coming to Webster is an exciting time for new students, but we know that making the change can be overwhelming for both students and their families. That is why parents and family members are encouraged to attend New Student & Parent Orientation and learn what they can do to ensure their student experiences a successful transition to Webster.

Throughout Friday of Orientation there will be a variety of "parent-only" sessions designed to provide family members with relevant information regarding their student's experience at Webster. These sessions are an excellent time for you to engage in discussion with other parents and with Webster staff members who can address any questions or concerns you may still have.

If you are planning to participate in Orientation, your student is only allowed four guests during the weekend. Please also note that Orientation provided meals are the only meal options available on-campus during the weekend.

Article: Why College Orientation Matters for Students and Parents

Webster University Resources

A great resource for parents is Webster's Parent Association, an organization designed to connect parents with one another and with the Webster community. The Parent Association coordinates events specifically for Webster parents and offers opportunities to volunteer.

Parents may also complete the Family Information Form so that we have the most accurate and updated contact information for our incoming students' families. Some families may have completed this form during an on-campus registration day. However, if you didn't attend a registration day, please complete the form. If you have questions, please contact Billy Ratz, Director of Parent & Student Programs, at

Join the Webster University Parent Association Facebook Group.