The Webster University Parent Association aspires to include undergraduate students’ parents in the life of the university. Recognizing the important role parents play in the success of their children's college experience, an engaged parent makes for an engaged student.
Founded in 2008, the Parent Association is part of the Office of Parent Engagement in the division of Student Affairs. The mission of the Office of Parent Engagement is to provide resources, services, and programs for parents and family members of undergraduate students that promote student success.
Office of Parent Engagement Contact Information
Billy Ratz '02, MA'06
Director, Parent Engagement
General Parent Information
The Webster University Parent Council has been created to establish a formal channel of communication between the parent community and the University.
Volunteers are asked to perform a range of activities depending upon the needs of the University. Examples of activities include: event support, serving on a discussion panel for the benefit of parents of prospective students; mentoring a student; providing a testimonial for the Webster website and other opportunities as they are identified.
The Parent Association hosts a variety of events during the academic year. Spirit Weekend is offered to bring parents and family members back to campus to visit their student. Parent Orientations (GROW) are held throughout the summer. Other events that focus on life at the University are made available to parents as well.
This fund offers financial assistance to qualified students who need help in paying down the balance on their student account in order to register for classes during the fall and spring semesters.
The Parent Association publishes a monthly eNewsletter that goes out to parents of currently enrolled undergraduate students at the Webster Groves campus.
Find out more information about resources available to you and your student as a first generation college family
As a member of the Parent Association, you receive a Parent Permit for up to three days by checking in with Public Safety at the beginning of your visit.