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. 

New Student Hybrid Orientation Summer and Fall 2022

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. The Orientation program for 2022 will be a hybrid experience involving both virtual and in-person components for all incoming undergraduates.

After your student has been admitted to U-M and paid the $300 enrollment deposit, they will receive an email in late April to register for a virtual Academic Advising Date. They will also receive instructions for steps they will need to complete as part Orientation.

All students will also participate in a robust day of orientation programming when you arrive on campus at the end of August. Students will receive an email with the date and time of their in-person orientation in mid-August. We will also offer programming for the parents and families of our new students during this time as well. 

You’re Invited to join us on August 24-27, 2022 from 10am-2pm!

Our Wolverine Family Connections session will help you learn how you can stay informed and connected as a U-M family member.  Join the Key Conversations session to learn about critical topics to discuss with your student; peruse the campus resource fair, attend conference-style sessions such as University Health Service, student experience panel, or take a campus tour. Please sign up here if you’d like to attend one of the campus tours. 

No general RSVP is required. We will be repeating these events on multiple days so that you can attend whichever day is most convenient for you. 

Our program is designed to welcome and connect you to U-M resources and the community. This is an exciting time as you support your student as their college journey kicks off. 

A glance at what we have planned for you:

10-11am Wolverine Family Connections will include remarks from university leadership, resources and information specifically for parents and families, giveaways, raffles, and refreshments. 

11am-12pm Key Conversations will cover important topics and ways to lend ongoing support and guidance as your student acclimates to U-M’s campus. 

12-12:30pm University Health Services will present on campus health and wellness resources and student health care access.

1pm-2pm Student Experience Panel will feature a facilitated Q&A with current students so you can learn more about the U-M student experience and get your questions answered.

If you are joining us on August 24th, August 25th, or August 26th, your events will begin in the Michigan Union. If you're joining us on August 27th, your events will begin in the Michigan League. 

Please download our app ("U-M Welcome Home") as it will feature the schedule with specific locations for the parent and family activities. When you download the app, all of your activities will have an icon that says "Parents."

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We look forward to welcoming you!

Parent & Family Orientation - Summer and Fall 2022

The ONSP Parent & Family Orientation course is live. It 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. 

To access the course, please click this link: and create a guest account.

Need to provide us with an updated email address?

We typically email the email addresses provided by your student at the time that they apply to the University. We recognize that they may not have included or provided an outdated email address, so we wanted to collect your updated contact information. Please provide an updated email address using this form. In order for us to update your contact information, we need to verify information about your incoming student. If you are unable to provide accurate information about your student on the form, we may be unable to verify your incoming student and therefore will not update your contact information.

Please note that this will only update the Office of New Student Program's contact information and not necessarily update other offices or departments contact information for you. Our office only emails parents, families and incoming students in regards to Orientation. 


Parent & Family Orientation - Winter 2023

Please check back here for more information in the fall. 


If you have any questions, contact the Office of New Student Programs at (734) 764-6413 or email