The Loper Family Connection

The Loper Family Connection is a NEW online resource to help you and your student thrive at UNK! Keep up with news and events, engage with other Loper families, and connect with important information and resources.

Sign up today to get started!

Sign Up

Parent & Family Advisory

UNK understands the importance of a partnership with parents and families to support students. The Parents and Family Advisory is here to answer your questions, engage parent and family members with the University, and promote student success, wellness, and safety.

We are currently looking for new parents to join the PFA Leadership Ambassadors! Find out more about this great opportunity to be involved with your child's education on the Parent Family Advisory.

a crowded football stadium

Spring Family Weekend: February 23-25

Student and Family Transitions invites your whole family to attend Spring Family Weekend! Activities include:

February 23

- Softball vs Briar Cliff at 1 pm and 3 pm

February 24

- Softball vs Briar Cliff at 12 pm and 2 pm
- Women's Basketball vs Pittsburg State at 2 pm
- Men's Basketball vs Pittsburg State at 4 pm
- Indoor tailgate with Food , Games, and Prizes during Women's and Men's Basketball games.
- Succulent Garden Workshop at Steinbring Landscaping and Greenhouses at 9:30 am, 11 am, 2 pm, and 3:30pm ($40 per person)

All Weekend

- Women's Tennis ITA DII National Team Indoor Championship
- The Minutes by Tracy Letts at The World Theater at 7 pm each night (All tickets are $25, Students $10)

Join the Family Meeting

The Office of Student and Family Transitions hosts monthly Family Meetings. These informal workshops are held via zoom and address topics that impact student success.

2023 Outstanding Family Award: the Holbrook Family

"My parents have always wanted me to further my education, something neither of them were completely successful at. I am the fifth of sixth children in my family, but only the third to attend a university. My parents had some background on the college system because of this, but every school is different and every child is new. My parents have been great supporters of my journey through college. They always make sure to text me that they are thinking about me and ask me about upcoming assignments and tests they can be praying for me about.

"My parents understand how important my schoolwork is to me, so they never discourage me from working even when it may interfere with family time. My family financially can not afford to aid me much, but they always make sure I have gas money and some cooked meals to take back to campus with me. When I am stressed, confused, or doubting myself my parents are on of the first people I turn to. I am extremely thankful for them.”

Carly Holbrook

Carly Holbrook poses for a photo with her parents

Social Feed and Events

Loper Families on Facebook

Academic Calendar

26 Nov
UNK Science Day Bruner Hall of Science (east campus) and Discovery Hall (west campus) | 8:00am
Blue Gold Parent Guide

Blue Gold Parent Guide

Our UNK Parent Guide will help parents become familiar with resources available to students. It covers student life, academics, student services, and campus resources to help students transition to college life and be successful at UNK. Interactive Viewbook