Parent Orientation Schedule

Parent Orientation Long


Parent orientation consists of presentations by UDM faculty, students and administrators about the programs and resources available to freshmen. Parents will also learn about campus life opportunities and will have a chance to sit down one-on-one with a financial aid representative. Plan to dress casually and comfortably.

Time Event Location and Presenters

8:00 - 9:00 am REGISTRATION

Student Center Building, Lobby and Fountain Lounge

Continental Breakfast, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

8:00 - 8:30 am MASS (optional) St. Ignatius Chapel,
Commerce & Finance Building

9:00 - 9:30 am OVERVIEW Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Monica Williams,Dean of Students
WELCOME Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H., Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs


Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Gregory Grabowski, Chair, Biology 

9:40 - 10:55 am GENERAL EDUCATION
Academic Requirements College Specific
Liberal Arts & Education -Briggs Building,Room 317
Architecture - Seminar Room 116
Business Administration - Commerce & Finance Building, Room 139
Engineering and Science - Engineering Building Room 220

Health Professions - Health Professions Building, Room 236 and Room 118

Nursing - Chemistry Building, Room 114

University College - Library, Room 319
Dental Hygiene - Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

11:00 - 12:00 pm


Student Center Building, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Monica Williams, Dean of Students, Student Affairs Division

Trevor Mannausa, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Shiple Hall Director

Sr. Beth Finster, SSJ, Assistant Director, University Ministry

Letitia Williams, Director, Department of Public Safety

Karl Skokos, General Manager, Dining Services

12:00 - 12:30 pm MONEY MATTERS Student Center Building, Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Financial Aid Kimberly Gooden, Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Student Accounting Cheryl Styzynski, Director, Student Accounting

12:30 - 1:45 pm LUNCH Student Center Building, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

12:50 - 1:20 pm


Meet at Student Center Building, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

1:20 - 1:45 pm FINANCIAL AID
President's Dining Room
Tour of Residence Halls (optional)

1:45 - 2:00 pm TITANCONNECT VIEW

Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Diane Praet, Associate Vice President and University Registrar

Ken Palazzolo, Information Technology Services

2:00 - 2:45 pm SUPPORT SERVICES Student Center, Fountain Lounge

Student Success Center and

Titan Success Network

Emilie Wetherington, Director, Student Success Center
Career Education Center

Cedric Brooks, Career Services Coordinator, Career Education Center

Maurice Traylor, Career Services Coordinator, Career Education Center

Wellness Center

Anna Maria Silveri, R.N. Ph.D.,  Director

Marjorie Lang, M.A., L.L.P.C., J.D., Personal Counselor

Information Technology Services Julie Latulip - Lazarevich, Helpdesk Manager

3:00 - 3:10 pm


Student Center Building, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

3:00 - 3:15 pm ENGAGING IN CAMPUS LIFE Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor
UDM Titan Athletics

Stacey Bruwer, Assistant Director, Athletics Marketing and  Promotions

Wendy Carpio, Director of Ticket Sales

Kendall Acho, Director of Ticket Operations and Special Events

Student Life Andrew Peters, Assistant Director, Student Life
Adam Hollmann, Assistant Director of Student Life - Programming

3:30 pm Wrap - up & Evaluation/Meet Students

For parents coming from afar… the city of Detroit and the surrounding communities have a lot to offer visitors. We encourage you to visit our Discover Detroit site for hotel and other visitor information!

The entire University community looks forward to hosting you during Parent Orientation this summer!

We get it! The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one. We are here to make this the best experience for you and your family. If you have questions about admissions, financial aid, the tuition payment plan, on-campus housing, SOAR, PTV, academic advising, registering for classes, health services – or anything else – please call the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or