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Parent Handbook

Please note
Many of the materials on subsequent pages are from the 2014 Orientation program and are being made available as a sample of what is included in the Orientation program and in the related materials. This site will be updated for the 2015 program in Spring, 2015. Come visit us again then.

For Parents & Guardians

As a parent of a Keene State student, you are part of a wonderful community. Having a son or daughter go away to college for the first time can be a big transition for both student and parents.

The staff here at Keene State College works hard to make sure your son or daughter has a wonderful and productive experience and we invite parents to become involved with campus life.

To help you all succeed, please browse the links on the right-hand side of this page as a guide to resources.

Parent Information sessions

On August 20, move in day, we’d like one more opportunity to welcome you as a member of our extended KSC community and to answer any last minute questions you may have. Parents and guardians of new first-year and new transfer students are invited to attend one of our two Parent Information sessions. Presenters include Dr. Anne Huot, the president of KSC, the Keene city Mayor, the director of Parent Relations, and others who will cover information about advising, safety, health services and more. For the last 30 minutes of this program, representatives from key student service offices will be available to speak with parents individually about questions or concerns. Please join us!

The Parent/Family Information sessions are offered on August 20 from 10:30-noon and repeated again at 1:30-3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Mabel Brown Room on the second floor of the Student Center.

Meals on Move in Day

Move in day is busy and exciting. Take a mid-day break and relax with a meal on campus. Several options are available.

  • Weiner Welcome - hot dogs and soda, 11:00am - 2:00pm on the Quad; FREE (sponsored by: RHO - Residential Hall Organization).
  • Lloyd's Marketplace & The Bean & Bagel Express - salads, sandwiches, grill, pizza & more, 7:00am - 10:00pm, Young Student Center; a la carte pricing.
  • Zorn Dining Commons - all-you-can-eat station options; 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch door price $7.50; children (under 6) $3.75.

Students participating in Orientation will have meals provided beginning with Dinner on move in day through Dinner on Saturday. The semester meal plans begin with Brunch on Sunday.

Contact Orientation Staff

For General Orientation Questions:

Contact our office: