Family Program

Please join us for registration!

As a parent, spouse, or family member of a new Castleton student, we invite you to join us for the Family Program during Registration. We believe you play a vital role in your new student’s success, and we have activities planned to introduce you to Castleton.

You will meet key Castleton staff as well as other parents and members of the Student Orientation Staff (returning Castleton students who serve as mentors). You will also receive useful resource materials to help you - and your student - make this important transition in the life of your family.

There is no charge for the Family Program. We ask that your student register the number of family members that will be in attendance in order for us to prepare for your visit. Registration is a full day event, and students should plan to be here through 2:30 pm.

Family Program Schedule

On Registration day, families and students follow different, but overlapping, schedules. This allows your plenty of time to check-in with your new student, while allowing him or her the freedom to make decisions and get use to this new university community.

Dress is casual; wear comfortable shoes. Siblings and extended family members are welcome to attend, but please note that no specific programs for young children are planned. If you need to stay overnight, please review this list of area accommodations. 

If you have any special needs, please contact the Conference & Events office at (802) 468-6039 or via email. If you have any additional questions about registration, you can contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-639-8521 or by emailing

Once again, welcome to the Castleton Family. The entire community is looking forward to your arrival!