Houghton student with mother moving into dorm room.

Parents & Families – Current Student

Parent Facebook Group

A private group for parents of currently enrolled students to connect and share.

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Houghton Calendar

Find important dates, including semester starts, breaks, finals, etc.

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Area Accommodations

Locate overnight and dining services to plan your visit to see your student.

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Group of Houghton students holding signs and jumping in the air welcoming the incoming class during move-in.

Move-in & Welcome Weekend

Kickstart the college experience, meet new friends, and make Houghton your home away from home.

Six Houghton students standing with shimmery gold pom poms during Homecoming weekend.

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Discover what life at Houghton is like for your student when you visit campus for this weekend festival.

Overhead view of orchestra and choir during Houghton's Christmas Prism.

Christmas Prism

Step into the joy of the birth of our Savior with this evening of music performed by students of Houghton’s Greatbatch School of Music.

Two Houghton students leading Houghton faculty and soon to be graduates around the quad during Commencement.


Celebrate your student’s accomplishment as a graduate of Houghton University.

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Parents' Guide to Houghton University

Two Houghton students looking through Highlander gear at the Highlander Shop.

Encourage Your Highlander from Home

You can send send a care package from The Highlander Shop and add flex dollars to your student’s meal plan to use for coffee, ice cream or snacks. Call Houghton’s dining services at 585-567-9260 to add flex dollars.