Sending a student to college can be a big transition for the whole family. We want to help you learn more about University of Dubuque so that you can be ready to support your student.

Family members are invited to attend the University Welcome and family-friendly evening entertainment on Sunday evening, August 21, 2022. In addition, adult family members will be sign up in early July to attend special sessions on Monday, August 22, 2022. The schedule for August 22 is below and is tentative and subject to change.


Session Topic and Description


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.



Check In and Breakfast

Pick up your name tag and goodie bag. Enjoy a light continental breakfast.


Student Cultural Center, Smith Welcome Center


9:00 - 9:15 a.m.




Meet some key staff and review the schedule for the day.


Room 264, Smith Welcome Center


9:30 - 10:45 a.m.



Out and About in Dubuque

Get to know the community of Dubuque a bit better with a trolley tour of some popular spots around town.


Trolleys depart from Bennett Street


11:00 - 11:45 a.m.



Effectively Supporting Your Student

Meet other parents and family members and participate in an interactive discussion activity to help navigate your student's transition to college.


Room 264, Smith Welcome Center


11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



University of Dubuque 101

Meet UD staff members and administrators and learn more about campus expectations and opportunities for your student.


Room 264, Smith Welcome Center




Overnight Accommodations:

Need to stay the night in Dubuque? UD has arranged reduced rate rooms at two local hotels. Please request the University of Dubuque rate when making reservations.

563.557.8000 | 3100 Dodge Street

563.556.4600 | 2080 Holliday Drive


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