Parent & Families

Welcome to the University of Michigan Family!

Thank you for supporting your student’s decision to attend the University of Michigan. We believe that parents and family members are an important source of encouragement and support as students enter the University. 


Student Orientation Winter 2021

We look forward to working with your family as you all start your journey together as a Michigan family. Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer, degree-seeking students. Due to the impact of COVID-19, new undergraduate students will complete orientation remotely.

After your student has been admitted to U-M and paid the $300 enrollment deposit, they will receive an email in to register for an Advising Date.  They will also receive instructions on how to complete the online courses and placement tests prior to their Advising Date.


Parent & Family Orientation - Winter 2021

Parent & Family Orientation will also be online this year. 

The ONSP Parent & Family Orientation course will provide you with an introduction to the university's resources and support services, as well as address issues related to the transition to the University of Michigan for both students and their families. 


If you have any questions, contact the Office of New Student Programs at (734) 764-6413, via live chat, or email Please note staff are working remotely but still able to answer any questions you may have via phone, chat, or email.