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 2020

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 2020

Parent & Family Orientation will also be online this year. Parent & Family Orientation will include an online course provided by the Office of New Student Programs as well as information from your student's academic school or college.


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. This course will be available by late June and information about how to access the course will be posted on the ONSP website as well as via a direct email to parents and family members. Be sure to check your spam box in email as many of these messages get diverted to spam folders! 

Many schools and colleges are also providing parents and families with information that relates directly to the school and college academic policies, requirements, and services. This information may include online courses, websites, webinars, or other forms of information sharing. Schools and colleges will contact parents and family members via email with information about how to access the school/college-specific information. Again, be sure to check your spam box! 



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.