Parent & Families

Welcome to the University of Michigan!

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. 

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 enrolling in summer and fall terms will complete orientation remotely.

We realize that an online orientation program is not the same as an in-person experience. Nevertheless, we are committed to providing the best online orientation experience possible. Your student will have an opportunity to learn about campus, meet with an academic advisor, talk with current students and register for their first semester of classes.  

After your student has been admitted to U-M and paid the $300 enrollment deposit, they will receive an email in mid-May 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 will also be online this year. Information about the online Parent & Family Orientation course will be available on this website in mid-June. 

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. 

Welcome to the Michigan family!