Parent Orientation

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College is an investment, an emotional and financial investment, for the whole family. That's why UDM offers a special orientation just for parents of entering students. Our one-day program will provide you with tips on how to guide your student towards success.

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The Parent Orientation program will:

  • help you with your transition to becoming a college parent.
  • equip you with the resources necessary to help your student achieve success and graduate.
  • provide you with strategies for letting go when your son or daughter leaves for college.
  • clarify expectations in your new role as a college parent.
  • introduce you to many faculty, advisors, staff and support personnel who will help your son or daughter at UDM.
  • allow you to meet other UDM parents and begin to develop connections with them.

The agenda

Parent Orientation includes sessions and representatives from the following areas:

  • Academic Advising 
  • Student Life
  • Career Education Center
  • Tutoring
  • University Ministry
  • Health and Wellness
  • Public Safety
  • Billing and Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • Athletics
  • Dining Services

Parents will:

  • be UDM’s guests at lunch.
  • have individual appointments with financial aid counselors.
  • have the option for a campus and/or residence hall tour(s).
  • receive a parent packet with valuable resource information.
  • receive a discount on UDM merchandise at the bookstore.
  • make a one-day investment in your son or daughter’s success.