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.

Parent & Family Orientation - Fall Admits

Your student will be able to register up to two adult guests for the Parent and Family Orientation program that will occur on the same day as their one-day On-campus Experience. You may also take the Virtual Orientation Course described below.

Parent & Family Virtual Orientation Course

The Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) Parent & Family Virtual Orientation Course provides you, the family members of incoming first-year and transfer students, the opportunity to learn about campus resources, policies and procedures, and how to support your student during the transition to U-M. This course serves as your general introduction to the University of Michigan and complements the information you may learn during the On-campus Experience.

You can access the ONSP Parent & Family Virtual Orientation Course online by creating a guest login.

  1. Click "Guest Login"
  2. Click "Create New Guest Account"
  3. Enter your information and create a secure password.
  4. Click "Create New Account"

Note: There is a timer on the videos and slides. We have placed the family-specific content before the student content on this course.

Orientation Timing

Orientation registration will launch for students in late April (spring, summer, and fall term admits) or November (winter term admits).

Students will complete pre-advising activities and online placement exams before their Virtual Academic Advising date.

Your student will see On-campus Experience dates based on their school or college and when they begin classes.