Parent Orientation Schedule


Parent orientation consists of presentations by UDM faculty, students and administrators about the programs and resources available to freshmen as they transition from high school to college. Parents will also learn about campus life opportunities and will have a chance to sit down one-on-one with a financial aid representative. Parent Orientation is a day full of helpful information. 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, President's Dining Room

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

9:00 - 9:30 OVERVIEW Student Center, Fountain Lounge
Monica Williams,Dean of Students
WELCOME Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., President

9:30 - 9:50 SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Student Center, Fountain Lounge
Victoria Mantzopoulos, Ph.D.,College of Liberal Arts and Education

Academic Requirements College Specific
Liberal Arts & Education -Briggs Building,Room 125
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
University College - Library, Room 319
Dental Hygiene - Student Center, Fountain Lounge

10:40 - 12:00 REFLECTIONS ON BEING A PARENT Student Center, Fountain Lounge
Cheryl Styzynski,Director, Student Accounting Office


Lanae Gill, Director, Residence Life

Trevor Mannausa, Assistant Director of Residence Life

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

Letitia Williams, Director, Department of Public Safety

Karl Skokos, General Manager, Dining Services

Anna Maria Silveri, Director, Wellness Center

12:00 - 12:30 MONEY MATTERS Student Center, Fountain Lounge
Financial Aid Kimberly Gooden, Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Student Accounting Cheryl Styzynski, Director, Student Accounting

12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH President's Dining Room

12:50 - 1:10



Meet at Student Center Building, Lobby Area and Fountain Lounge

TB Test Forms adn Health Insureance Waiver, Fountain Lounge

1:10 - 1:30 FINANCIAL AID
President's Dining Room
Tour of Residence Halls (optional)

1:30 - 2:00 STUDENT PANEL Student Center, Fountain Lounge

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

Student Success Center and

Titan Success Network

Emilie Wetherington, Director, Student Success Center
Career Education Center Denise McCormick,Career Advisor, Career Education Center
Wellness Center Anna Maria Silveri, Director
Information Technology Services Julie Latulip - Lazarevich, Helpdesk Manager

2:45 - 3:00


Student Center Building, Fountain Lounge

Diane Praet, Associate Vice President and University Registrar

Ken Palazzolo, Information Technology Services 

3:00 - 3:15 ENGAGING IN CAMPUS LIFE Student Center, Fountain Lounge
UDM Titan Athletics

Stacey Bruwer, Assistant Director, Athletics Marketing and  Promotions

Wendy Carpio, Director of Ticket Sales

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

3:30 Wrap - up & Evaluation/Meet Students

If your plans change or you are unable to attend, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or so we may reschedule or cancel your attendance.

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!