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Parents and Family

We encourage all family members to attend AARO with your student. In addition to attending some of the academic sessions with your students, we have planned some specific activities for parents and families. You play a role in your student’s success at SMU. AARO will help you learn more about what your student’s academic experience will be like when they come to campus in the Fall and will introduce you to resources on campus that will be helpful for you and your student. In addition to attending academic and resource sessions with your students, we also have several family specific programs planned including a panel discussion with representatives from all over campus.

Parent/Guest Fee

First-Year AARO

  • $70 per parent/guest.

International AARO

  • $30 per parent/guest.
Transfer AARO
  • $30 per parent/guest

Please note that if you register a guest for an AARO session and they do not show up, you will still be charged for the guest.  If you have registered a guest and they will no longer be able to attend the session with you, please cancel the their registration online or with our office in order to avoid being charged.


Please visit the Accommodations page for more information.