Family Resources

Parent & Family Orientation Resources

Welcome to our Parent, Family, Guest Resource Page. Below you will find pre-recorded presentations and a schedule of the live presentations all meant to provide you with the information to support your student with their transition to the University of Minnesota. We recognize your support and guidance is integral to your student’s success and therefore we want to provide you with the information to assist them.

We have structured this page to highlight the live sessions first followed by the pre-recorded sessions. Review these presentations at your leisure and make note of which of the live presentations you want to attend and mark them on your calendar.

Orientation & Transition Experiences

Hello families. My name is Lisa Gruszka and I serve as the Director of Orientation Programs. This welcome video will provide you an overview of the Parent Orientation resources. View Lisa's Welcome video HERE.

Parent & Family Programs

Hi families. My name is Meaghan Miller Thul and I serve as the Director of the Parent & Family Program at the University of Minnesota. View Meaghan's Welcome video HERE.

   

Live Parent and Family Sessions

Sessions held June 3 - June 30, July 6 - 10, and August 17 - 21
Questions? Call 612-624-1979 or email orientation@umn.edu 

Session Schedule & Links

All times listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Monday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.            Boynton Health
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.              Computer and Technology Resources 
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.              Commuter Student Resources

Tuesday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.             Parent + Family Q&A 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.               An Inside Look to the First Year
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.               Fraternity + Sorority Life

Wednesday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.             Housing & Residential Life
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.               College of Design Parent & Family Session
5:00 - 5:50 p.m.               Nursing Parent and Family Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.               Parent + Family Q&A 

Thursday

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Managing College Costs
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.             College of Science & Engineering Parent and Family Session
5:00 - 5:50 p.m.               Fraternity + Sorority Life
8:00 - 8:45 p.m.               University Honors Program

Friday

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.           Boynton Health
11:00 - 11:25 a.m.           Academic Success Centers
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.             Q&A with College of Liberal Arts
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.           College of Design Parent & Family Session
1:00 - 1:25 p.m.               Martin Luther King Jr + President Emerging Scholars
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.               Managing College Costs
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.               Computer and Technology Resources

   

Pre-Recorded Sessions and Resources

  

  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  

      

   

   

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