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Family Orientation

The University of Montana Welcomes You to Our Family!

We are excited to be a part of your student's transition to UM, and we realize that families play an important role in the college experience. For that reason, UM offers an optional Family Orientation program during the summer and fall Orientation sessions.

We strongly encourage parents, guardians, and spouses to attend Orientation. These special sessions, which are separate but concurrent with student Orientation sessions, focus on the details of attending UM and issues facing college students today. The program offers information and insight to help families support their college students in their transition to UM.

Attendees have the opportunity to meet professional staff and administrators who provide support services on campus. The UM staff will answer your questions and provide you with information on student programs and services. You can talk to current UM students who can give you a realistic idea of student life at the University of Montana. Our program also offers a variety of social events where we extend our casual Montana hospitality.

The sessions will begin around 9:30 a.m. on day one, and end around 3 p.m. on day two during the Orientation sessions. For more information about the student programs, please visit the Freshmen or Transfer pages.