Orientation Schedule

Parent & Family Orientation Check-In

Check-in for the Freshman Parent & Family Orientation programs (occurring between June and August of 2019) takes place between 8:00-8:45 a.m. at East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave. Please note that Orientation Leaders will depart at 8:45 a.m. and escort you to the the Welcome Meeting, located in a different building. Breakfast for Parent & Family Orientation participants will be offered at East Quad until 8:45 AM. If you wish to have enough time to check-in and then eat breakfast, we recommend that you arrive before 8:30 AM. Breakfast is a full breakfast in the East Quad dining hall and is included in the Parent & Family Orientation program fee.


Sample Schedule for Freshman Parent & Family Orientation (Subject to Change)


  • Check In & Continental Breakfast (8:00 a.m.)
  • Welcome & Information Session, presented by the Office of New Student Programs
  • The College Transition, presented by Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Healthy Transitions, presented by University Health Services
  • Key Conversations, presented by the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center, and University Health Center
  • Money Matters, presented by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Lunch
  • Campus Transportation, presented by the Office of New Student Programs
  • Living at Michigan, presented by University Housing
  • Campus Safety, presented by the Department of Public Safety & Security
  • Career Resources, presented by University Career Center
  • Student Panel, presented by the Office of New Student Programs
  • Central Campus Tour, presented by the Office of New Student Programs



  • Academics at Michigan, presented by the Office of New Student Programs and University of Michigan faculty
  • Meet with representatives from your student's academic school or college
  • Optional Study Abroad Info Session, presented by the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (only available Tuesday through Friday)
  • Optional University Library Tour, presented by the Shapiro Undergraduate Library
  • Optional Tech Talk, presented by the Computer Showcase


Parent & Family Orientation officially concludes after your meeting with your student's academic school/college. However, an optional University Library Tour and Tech Talk are available in the afternoon. In addition, if you will be in town on the 3rd day of your student's orientation program, an optional information session about study abroad opportunities (Tuesday - Friday) will be available for your student, and family members are welcome to attend.