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Parents & Families

Kettering University is committed to providing your Bulldog every opportunity for success. And we know parents and families are a key to making that happen. We want to ensure we provide you with the information and resources needed while your Bulldog is here.


Upcoming Events

Camp Compass

Camp Compass is an optional 2.5 day off-campus leadership development opportunity available to new undergraduate students before beginning their first term at Kettering University. Join other new students and upper-class student leaders to learn leadership, problem-solving, and team-building skills, while orienting to campus life.
Camp Compass crew

Transportation from Kettering University is provided.

All participants living in Thompson Hall will have the opportunity to move-in the afternoon of our departure.

Learn leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills.

Participate in fun activities such as high and low ropes, climbing walls, and cooperative initiatives.


Myra Lumpkin
Director of Student Life Programs

Space is limited to the first 40 applicants for each section.

July 8 – 10, 2024
Eagle Village, Hersey, MI
Register by June 28, 2024

September 30 – October 2, 2024
Grace Adventures, Silver Lake, MI
Register by September 20, 2024

$245/person (payment must be made at registration)


Our Orientation program is designed to provide new students with information and social opportunities to assist in a smooth transition to Kettering University.

The mandatory program is called COMPASS, Campus Orientation Meetings to Prepare for Academic and Social Success, and takes place on campus during the four days before the first day of class in Summer and Fall. Students starting class in Winter and Spring, will attend a one day orientation the Friday before classes begin.

Orientation Dates:

Summer 2024

Camp Compass: July 8-10, 2024

Orientation: July 11-14, 2024

Fall 2024

Camp Compass: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2024

Orientaiton: Oct. 3-6, 2024

For more information contact:

Myra Lumpkin
Director of Student Life Programs, Student Affairs
3-135 Campus Center
1-800-955-4464 ext. 9743


Family Day

Family with Kettering Bulldog

Join us for Kettering University's Family Day!

We invite you to participate in our Family Day events.

Dates: Saturday, August 17th REGISTER HERE
November 16th (Fall)
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Kettering University's Campus Center, Founder's Room

It's a wonderful opportunity for families of incoming students to connect with our community and experience the vibrant campus life at Kettering. 

A detailed schedule will be provided in July. We look forward to seeing you there!






Community Spotlight

Dining Services

Our expanded dining options means students can choose food from one of the seven stations in the Battenburg Café or one of your favorites from Einstein Bagel Bros. In the afternoon and late-night, you can order personalized pizza at the Café Order Window or from the specialty menu at BJ’s Lounge.






Incoming Student Family Portal

Parents Of Current Students 

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Have Questions For Our Enrollment Management Team?

We have a team of admission counselors, co-op managers and financial aid staff ready to talk with you.