Chicago State University

Parents and Families


Welcome to the Cougar family!

Chicago State University (CSU) welcomes families! We understand the integral role that you, as parents and families, play in the college experience. Whether your student joins us from across the U.S., around the globe, or just down the street, you'll be warmly welcomed at Chicago State University.

Staying connected and informed about CSU is important to you and us as your student prepares for an adventure here at CSU. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our campus community and use the resources here to help make your student's academic career a positive one.

We offer programs that have an overall goal of providing an increased awareness of services available on campus to assist in your student's successful collegiate experience.

For more information about student programs, please visit the First Year Experience page.

For more information on orientation, please visit the Cougar Start U Orientation page.

We hope you'll find this site to be helpful. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.