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Office and Parent and Family Engagement

Welcome to the 博彩网址大全 community! As part of the Billiken family, you play an integral role in assisting with the transition and success of your student into the Saint Louis University community. Saint Louis University's Office of Parent and Family Engagement (OPFE) provides resources, communications and services for families to assist with navigating 博彩网址大全 so that your student can succeed in the college environment.

Whether you live across town or the globe, we know a part of you is at Saint Louis University as long as you have a student here. Parents and families are a valued part of our 博彩网址大全 community, every member of which is devoted to the academic and personal success of students.

The Mission of the OPFE

Our mission at the Office of Parent and Family Engagement is to cultivate strong bonds between Saint Louis University and our students' families by fostering open communication and understanding. We strive to showcase the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university environment while engaging families in enriching programming that promotes academic growth and a vibrant collegiate experience. 

Through building a supportive community, we aim to empower families as valuable resources for our university and collaborate with them to advance 博彩网址大全’s mission of serving a higher purpose for a greater good. 

To Get Started

  1. Like the 博彩网址大全 Office of Parent and Family Engagement Facebook page
  2. Join the Billiken Parent and Family Association Facebook Group to connect with other 博彩网址大全 families (Be sure to answer all the required questions to join)
  3. Download the official 博彩网址大全 Parent and Family Guidebook
  4. Download the Rave Guardian Campus safety app
  5. Email us anytime at parents@jeanandtshirts.com

Stay Informed and Find your Community

Billiken Parent and Family Association (BPFA)

All 博彩网址大全 families are automatically members of the Billiken Parent and Family Association (BPFA). BPFA helps parents and families stay informed about events and relevant topics affecting your student's journey at Saint Louis University. Together, BPFA provides support every step of the way, from your students' first day on campus to the day they graduate. 

Join the BPFA Facebook Group

Support the 博彩网址大全 mission by volunteering with BPFA

BPFA Family Networks

Great for families outside of Saint Louis, the BPFA Family Networks span across more than a dozen cities in the United States, facilitating connections among our more far flung Billikens. These groups coordinate a range of activities, from Billiken basketball watch parties to regional recruitment events, with the goal of nurturing strong bonds between families and the University.

Watch for More Information About BPFA Family Networks Here

What’s the Scoop at 博彩网址大全? Webinars

Between all of the paperwork and processes and the sometimes confusing array of 博彩网址大全 acronyms, there's much to learn about Saint Louis University. Our What's the Scoop at 博彩网址大全? Facebook Live webinars are designed to give families opportunities to learn more about how the various campus departments and offices are working to support their students. You'll also have a chance to meet the faces behind the names and ask any lingering questions.

When to View 'What’s the Scoop at 博彩网址大全?'

Resources for Parents

Whether this is the first time you're sending a student to college or the fifth, it can feel overwhelming to learn the ins and outs of a new University setting. We've compiled a list of common Saint Louis University resources, as well as some books and websites that will help you support your 博彩网址大全 student's experience like a pro.

The First-Year Experience

Student helping new 博彩网址大全 family move in, pushing cart to residence hall
On move-in day, our student Oriflamme team will help you and your Billiken move into the residence halls. 

It all starts with 博彩网址大全 101; both you and your student will attend sessions to help prepare you for the year to come.

View 博彩网址大全 101 for Parents and Guardians

Next, we’ll see you at Fall Welcome. The first few days on campus not only assist our first-year students in their transition to Saint Louis University, but offer resources and programs for you too. 

Learn More About 博彩网址大全's First-Year Experience

There are lots of opportunities to stay involved with your student and the 博彩网址大全 community from that point on, including Homecoming and Family Weekend (what you might think of as Parent Weekend) and Billiken Parent and Family Association events throughout the year. 

Learn More About Parent and Family Events

Key Fall 2024 Dates
9/27

Homecoming and Family Weekend

10/24

Fall Break begins

11/27

Thanksgiving Break begins

12/9

Final exams begin

Staying Connected With Your Billiken

FERPA: Requesting Academic Records

Your student has complete control of his or her academic record. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law controlling the confidentiality of, and access to, student education records. Once a student reaches 18 years of age or attends a post-secondary institution, he or she becomes an "eligible student," and all rights formerly given to parents under FERPA transfer to the student.

If you’d like to access your student’s record, you can request that he or she create a my博彩网址大全 Share account that allows a third-party — including a parent or family member — to access certain records. For example, a student may choose to release financial aid or grades. This is entirely your student’s choice, and all issues of access need to be discussed with your student.

Visit the Registrar's Office

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