Parent & Family Programs

Welcome, Families!

At George Fox University, we know that your encouragement and support directly affect your student's ability to be successful in college. Parent and Family Programs is committed to communicating with you about news and events at George Fox and to providing programs and services to help you stay connected to your student all year.

Fall semester is fast approaching, and we look forward to having the energy of students back on campus! As we prepare for the new academic year, we want to call your attention to some important information for you and your students.

A new George Fox student with her family on campus

Welcome Weekend
Aug. 26-28

Be sure to check out the Welcome Weekend schedule online. Early-arrival students should consult with their respective programs regarding their arrival dates.

  • For students, Welcome Weekend runs Aug. 26-28. They will receive an email (keep checking that George Fox email!) from student life with a suggested move-in time. Students will check in at the Bauman parking lot and then proceed to dorms.
  • For families, programming begins on Friday, Aug. 26, and concludes that same evening. We look forward to starting this adventure with you. Your students will be very busy over the next few days, so you are free to head home or schedule other excursions in the area if you plan to stick around.

Returning students move in on Saturday, Aug. 27, after 10 a.m. Please refer to the housing check-in web page for more details.

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Family Weekend
Oct. 28-30

Come enjoy a weekend filled with exciting events for the whole family, including musical performances, fun family activities, and various athletic events. Make sure to arrange your hotel accommodations early if you plan to stay in Newberg.

Parent Communication

As a reminder, there are three avenues we use to communicate parent events and information. Parent Perspectives is a monthly email newsletter that features helpful family-focused articles, student perspectives, upcoming events, and other resources. Our George Fox University Parents Facebook page also highlights upcoming events and pictures of campus life. You can also find us on Instagram at @georgefoxfamily!

The Den

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These groups are designed to connect you with the university and with fellow parents during this unique time in life. Den gatherings are typically hosted by families in regional locations. If you are interested in connecting to an existing Den or hosting a gathering in your home, you can learn more about the Den here.

We are honored that your student has chosen George Fox! Our desire is that each student will Be Known and that Christ will be at the center of everything we do. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Parent Handbook

Our Parent Handbook provides information on many of the departments and services that your student will utilize during their time at George Fox. Look at the student development/stress calendar to gain some insight into what your student may be encountering emotionally, mentally or physically each month. 

Parent & Family Handbook

Manual Para Padres y Familias

Facebook Profile Frames and Zoom Backgrounds

We are excited to welcome our students back to campus for the 2022-2023 academic year! Enjoy these free social media frames and Zoom backgrounds that we have created just for our families!

Select the profile frame you would like to use on your Facebook profile photo. The first image will take you directly to Facebook if you click it. To edit, type "George Fox University" into the frame search tool, select your frame choice, and save!

Facebook Frames

Zoom Backgrounds


Megan Fisher

Megan Fisher

Director of Parent and Family Programs