The Webster University Parent Association aspires to include undergraduate students’ parents in the life of the university. Recognizing the important role parents play in the success of their children's college experience, an engaged parent makes for an engaged student.
The Webster University Parent Council has been created to establish a formal channel of communication between the parent community and the University.
Volunteers are asked to perform a range of activities depending upon the needs of the University. Examples of activities include: writing personal notes to the parents of admitted students; serving on a discussion panel for the benefit of parents of prospective students; mentoring a student; volunteering to work alongside an Admissions Officer at a College Fair; providing a testimonial for the Webster website and other opportunities as they are identified.
Events for Parents
The Parent Association hosts a variety of events during the academic year. A Family Weekend is offered to bring parents and family members back to campus to visit their student. Parent Orientation is held in conjunction with New Student & Transfer Orientation. Other events that focus on life at the University are made available to parents as well.
This fund offers financial assistance to qualified students who lose a parent due to death, severe illness, loss of job or circumstances of a similar gravity, while enrolled at the University.
The Advancement Office publishes a monthly e-newsletter that goes out to parents of currently enrolled undergraduate students at the Webster Groves campus.
There are many resources on campus to help your son or daughter toward graduation and enhance their educational experience. This is an online guide to some of the offices on campus that are here to help.
Resources for Families of First-Generation Students
Find out more information about resources available to you and your student as a first generation college family