Information for Parents

Information for Families

Welcome, parents and families!

Going to university or studying abroad is a big step—for you and your student—and we want to be your partners throughout the journey. On this page, you will find the answers to all of your questions, from tuition and housing to graduation and career services. If you'd like to speak with us directly, please email [email protected] and sign up for our parent newsletter!


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Families of prospective students

Learn more about campus visits and open houses, study abroad opportunities, the admissions process, and financial aid. Information is also available in Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Check out our Families of Prospective Students page.


Families of incoming students

Find out about the immigration process and what to expect during arrival, orientation, and housing move-in. Also, get involved in upcoming events! Learn more on our Families of Incoming Students page.


My Gladiator is Graduating

Here is everything you need to know about Commencement if your student will be graduating this year, including the location and schedule of the graduation ceremony, recommendations for where your family should stay in Rome, etc.

Career Fair

My Gladiator is Looking for a Job

The JCU Center for Career Services provides support to current degree-seeking students, incoming visiting students, and JCU graduates to identify and apply for internship and job opportunities as well as graduate programs by organizing career fairs, seminars, and more. 

Year at a Glance

Supporting JCU, Why We Donate

Read what parents of John Cabot University degree-seeking students have to say.


Phyllis & Al Mirabella, parents of Micayla

We’ve grown more impressed with JCU each passing year. The faculty and staff have not only been a part of Micayla’s exceptional educational development but also her personal growth. We have seen her grow into a strong, independent, intelligent woman. She is getting a world-class education with the attention and support that only a smaller institution can provide – in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It has truly been an opportunity of a lifetime!


Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, mother of Natalia

My modest contribution is an expression of my support for JCU's activities and my praise for the quality of the education JCU provides. I am proud that my daughter is a member of JCU, a university that is a 'temple of wisdom' that not only promotes the discovery and exchange of knowledge but also shapes wise people equipped with knowledge and integrity.


Bill Miles & Helene Rassias-Miles, parents of Matthew

Careful, conscientious, open, aware, and present are words we often use to describe the university and those who work there. From gap year student to a History and Classical Studies double major with a minor in Philosophy, the journey has been profound for Matthew, and for us. Over Matthew’s years at JCU, we have been lucky to get to know members of the administration, board, faculty, and staff. Today, looking back, we admire their deep devotion to the students and to their futures.

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