Parent and Family Programs

The Parent and Family Programs is an initiative that supports you, as parents and family members of Sonoma State University students. You play an important role at SSU and we believe that the more you know about the university, the more you can contribute to your student’s success here, and we want to be your partner in your student’s education.

Parent and Family Programs aim to provide the resources that you need to stay connected and support your student’s success from Orientation to Commencement.

The purpose of Parent & Family Programs is to create and strengthen the vital partnership between parents and families of enrolled students and the University, and to support student parents and caregivers. The primary functions of the program include:

  • Promoting information about campus resources

  • Parents and studentSupporting student success

  • Providing resources for student parents and caregivers

  • Generating support and goodwill for the campus

  • Creating an interactive role for parents and families within the campus community and beyond                                    

SSU Parent and Family Association

A new initiative we started in Fall 2023 is our SSU Parent and Family Association. 

The purpose of the Parent and Family Association is to help to cultivate a community of parents and families as partners in their student’s journey at Sonoma State. In partnership with our University Advancement and the SSU Alumni Association, with your membership, you’ll receive a “Proud Parent” t-shirt, and special recognition and swag at our signature Parent and Family Programs events. You can join the PFA here.

SSU Parent and Family Emailing List

If you would like to be added to our SSU Parent and Family emailing list, please fill out the information on this form. The emailing list will only be used to share information about upcoming events and pertinent information regarding campus and/or your student.


Contact SSU Parent and Family Programs at

Additional Resources and Events

Family Weekend October 2023

Siblings Weekend February 2024

Campus Resources most accessed by parents/families

Past Parent and Family Programs emails and announcements.