Parent Orientation

Student with her mother.

Parent Orientation

College is an emotional and financial investment for the whole family. That's why Detroit Mercy offers an orientation just for parents of new students. Our one-day program will provide information to assist with your transition to becoming a college parent, equip you with the resources necessary to help your student achieve success and introduce you to faculty, advisors, staff and support personnel. Plus, you will have the opportunity to meet other parents.

Parent Orientation will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the days listed below.

Thursday, June 16
Thursday, June 23
Thursday, July 14
Friday, July 15

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate children under 5 years of age at Parent Orientation. If you have questions or to cancel/reschedule a reservation, please contact the Office of Admissions by calling 313-993-1245 or emailing

Arrival Details

Check-In Begins: 8:30 a.m.
Program Begins: 9 a.m.
Location: Student Union, Second Floor, Ballroom #21 on map
Parking: Lot D #28 (closest parking) or Lot F #30 
Entrance: West McNichols Road
McNichols Campus Map

Health and Safety Guidelines

Masks are optional for this event.

Download the App

View your Parent Orientation schedule in the free CrowdCompass Events app!

Step 1: Download CrowdCompass Events to your phone (Tip: Look for the app's teal icon).
Step 2: In the app, search for the event titled "SOAR Parent Orientation 2022."
Step 3: Select the event and click "download."
Step 4: When prompted, you may choose to log in to an account with CrowdCompass. You can skip this step by clicking the X in the corner of your screen.
Step 5: On the event dashboard, click the schedule icon.


Parent Orientation Online

Not able to attend Parent Orientation?  No problem!  A 60-minute online orientation is offered in lieu of the in-person event and will become available soon.