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 half-day, in-person 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 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the days listed below. Due to limited capacity for each session, we encourage you to reserve early for your preferred session. Click here to make a reservation.

Parent Orientation Dates
Thursday Sessions Friday Sessions
June 10
June 17
July 8
July 15
June 11
June 18
July 9
July 16


Due to limited capacity, we are able to accommodate one parent 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: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Student Fitness Center
Parking: Lot D
Entrance: West McNichols Road
McNichols Campus Map

Health and Safety Guidelines

Before your visit to campus, review our health and safety measures that are in place.

  • Masks are required
  • Save time at the entrance by pre-answering our health screening questions the morning of your visit to campus.  Show the confirmation email along with your face covering to the gate attendant in order to enter campus.  Individuals with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed on campus.

Financial Aid Consultations

Interested in discussing your scholarship and financial aid package or out-of-pocket costs? Our financial aid counselors stand ready to assist you and your family as you finalize your financial plans. We offer both in-person and virtual meeting options.  In-person appointments are available after each Parent Orientation session and virtual appointments are available on non-orientation days.  Click your preferred link below for availability and to make an appointment.

In-Person Consultations

Virtual Consultations

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    Program Sessions

    Program Sessions:

    • Billing
    • Dining Services
    • Financial Aid – An appointment is necessary.  See above.
    • Health & Wellness
    • Public Safety
    • Residence Life
    • University Ministry

    Resource Fair Participants

    Resource Fair Participants:

    • Athletics
    • Blackboard – Our platform instructors use to offer course content
    • Center for Career & Professional Development
    • Information Technology Services
    • Language & Cultural Training
    • Library
    • Student Disability & Accessibility Support Services
    • Student Life
    • TRIO Student Support Services
    • University Recreation
    • Writing Center