Parents and Families

We know you have worked hard to support your student as they prepare for college.  We are ready to support your student and you as they begin this next phase, whether they are in the college search process, have decided to attend Park University or have been a student here for a couple of years.

Explore Park’s Majors and Programs – With Park’s 40 plus majors in three schools, chances are your student will find the right fit.

Academic Success Center – Worried that your student may struggle with the jump to college courses or have a student who needs extra help with that one subject? We offer a variety of free services to all our students to help them achieve academic success!

Academic Calendar – Find out the dates classes start and end plus when your student will be home for holidays and breaks.

Career Development – Not just for helping students find jobs after they graduate, our Career Development office offers services that include helping those undecided students choose a major, resume and cover letter assistance for landing that internship, tips on networking and developing a personal brand in the online world, applying for graduate school, and more!

Tuition – Park is proud to offer an affordable private liberal arts education where small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities and knowledgeable faculty provide enduring value long after graduation.

Room and Board Rates – Dorm room costs plus meal plan options for Parkville, MO campus

Scholarship Opportunities – Explore all of the opportunities Park offers for scholarships including the Competitive Scholarships at the Parkville, MO campus. You will also find information on where to find external scholarships and information on how to apply.

Financial Aid – Information about Financial Aid, the FAFSA, student employment, estimating costs, and more.

Payment Policies – Instructions on how to make a payment through your student’s MyPark account.

Bookstore – Order books or buy some Pirate SWAG

Campus Map

Campus Safety – Register for a parking pass or sign up for Park Alert to have emergency alerts sent to your phone. Get to Know Our Campus Safety Office

Career Development – Not just for helping students find jobs after they graduate, our Career Development office offers services that include helping those undecided students choose a major, resume and cover letter assistance for landing that internship, tips on networking and developing a personal brand in the online world, applying for graduate school, and more!

IT Help Desk – Need to reset your password or having trouble connecting to Canvas, our IT Support is available to help.

Parkville Counseling Center – Park University students have access to licensed counselors at no charge whether they are stressed about finals and need someone to talk to or are struggling with something more long term.

Parkville Fresh Ideas Dining Service – Check out the menu, hours, and available meal plans for Parkville Campus students.

Parkville Pirate Pantry – Pirate Pantry was created to alleviate food insecurity among our students. If your student has need in this area, please click to find out more information and how they can access the pantry resources.

Spirit Store – Find just the right item to show off your Park Pirate Pride!

Athletics – Keep up with all your favorite Parkville Pirate or Gilbert Buccaneer teams.

Parkville Athletics Schedule – See what games are being played today!

Events Calendar

Academic Calendar

Homecoming and Family Weekend 

Commencement

Admissions – Steps on how to apply plus links to additional information.

Plan A Visit to Parkville – The best way to discover if Park is a good fit is to visit!

Parkville Orientation – Newly admitted to Park with questions about what to expect when classes start? RSVP for New Student Orientation and our Parent Orientation.

Parkville Residence Life – Check out the dorm options and find information on what steps you need to take to live on campus or off.

Park Stories – Fun and inspiring features highlighting Park University students, alums, faculty and staff.

Park’s Engagement Office

Giving

Families as Partners

At Park University, we consider parents and families to be our partners in the shared goal of seeing our students succeed. Working together, we are better able to provide support for our students when they struggle and celebrate their moments of success when they overcome.

We ask that you encourage your student to take the lead in creating their collegiate experience. We know that parents and families are often the first call when students encounter challenges.  As you offer support, this page is designed to provide you with the necessary information to help guide your student to the appropriate resource to overcome those challenges.

We know the transition from high school to college can also be hard for parents and families. Hey, we are parents, too!  We have put together a list of resources that can help your family make the transition. They cover topics from college planning to how to help your student stay safe. Our family newsletter is another great resource for new Pirates to find valuable information on transitioning to college, how to access Park’s support programs, upcoming deadlines, next steps and fun events. You will receive timely information from late spring through the first week of classes.

Sign up for our Family Newsletter

Park University is excited to partner with you in this shared goal of helping our students succeed both academically and as human beings!

Contact Us

Parkville Daytime

parkvilleadmissions@park.edu
816-746-2533

Gilbert Daytime

gilbert@park.edu
480-214-2100

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.