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.


Weeks of Welcome Parent & Family Overview

Join us each Monday in August at 12 noon CDT for a Weeks of Welcome weekly overview, where we will review the schedule and other program updates.

Session Link:

August 10 Session Recording

August 24 Session Recording

Questions? Call 612-624-1979 or email 

Orientation Parent Live Sessions

Housing & Residential Life Session

Audio Recording from August 26 Session + Helpful Links


Pre-Recorded Sessions and Resources













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