Life At UM Panel
Whitten Learning Center (LC) 170 – Sessions I and III
A representative from the Department of Student Life will facilitate a question &
answer session with a panel of undergraduate upperclassmen to give parents
and families insight in the true student experience at UM.
Making Education Matter
Whitten Learning Center (LC) 130 – Sessions I and III
Dr. William S. Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education,
will join staff from the Office of Academic Enhancement, the Camner Center for
Academic Resources, and Residential Faculty from the residential colleges to
discuss student learning and academic support.
Resources for Families of Commuter Students
Whitten Learning Center (LC) 180 – Session II
The Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement will discuss
resources and involvement opportunities for commuter students, as well as
discuss common concerns for families of local commuters.
Resources for Wellbeing
Whitten Learning Center (LC) 120 – Sessions I, III, and IV
The Student Health Center and the Counseling Center will discuss the services
they offer, including health care, pharmacy, insurance, counseling, and more.
Thriving at UM
Whitten Learning Center (LC) 110 – Sessions II and III
Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, Vice President for Student Affairs, along with
representatives from Housing and Residential Life, the Dean of Students
Office, and the University Ombudsperson, will discuss your student’s college
experience and what you might expect during this first year.
Transitions: Adjusting to Life as the Parent or Caregiver of a College
*45-minute sessions offered on Wednesday at 1 pm and 2:15 pm and Thursday at
12:45 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:45 pm
University Counseling Center
Facilitated by a UM Counseling Center therapist, this session is designed
for parents and caregivers to share their feelings about their loved one
transitioning into college. The setting provides an opportunity for caregivers to
connect with one another on this topic and share resources. Space is limited
in these popular sessions and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attendees will meet in the main lobby of the Counseling Center and be broken
off into smaller groups. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, children should
FAMILY INFORMATION SESSION DESCRIPTIONS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)