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Parent Orientation Schedule

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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 Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph. D.,  President


Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Cheryl Styczynski, Director, Student Accounting Office 

9:45 - 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 114 and Room 335

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

Lanae Gill, Director, Residence Life

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

Randy Fowler, General Manager, Dining Services

12:00 - 12:30 pm MONEY MATTERS Student Center Building, Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Financial Aid Rita Yeremian, 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

1:20 - 1:45 pm



President's Dining Room

Tour of Residence Halls (optional)

1:50 - 2:00 pm TITANCONNECT VIEW

Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Diane Praet, Associate Vice President and University Registrar

Amy Touchette, Assistant Registrar

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

Wellness Center

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

Student Success Center,

Titan Success Network (TSN)

Felicia Mitrovich, Assistant Director, Student Success Center

Information Technology Services

Julie Latulip - Lazarevich, Helpdesk Manager

Career Education Center Gene LaPouttre, Career Services Coordinator, Career Education Center

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

Jeremiah Hergott, Director, Marketing and Promotions, Athletics

Rachele Conley, Director, Concessions and Merchandising

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 admissions@udmercy.edu.