Frequently Asked Questions

Are parents allowed to stay for the whole program?

We welcome parents to help their students get moved in and settled into their living spaces and join us for the Family BBQ (sign up information will be coming soon) on Tuesday, August 25th beginning at 5:00p.m.

After the Family BBQ, we encourage parents and families to say goodbye to their student because beginning Wednesday morning at 10:00a.m. students will head straight into a full schedule of Bulldog Welcome Week activities starting with the Chancellor's Welcome, so they will not be available to say goodbye.

Where do I park if I am a parent?

Parents may park in Maroon Lots on Tuesday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 26th for Bulldog Welcome Week without having a permit. There is no overnight parking allowed in the Maroon Lots. Gold lots and all parking meters will be enforced during Bulldog Welcome Week and violations will results in parking tickets (please note that these are real parking tickets and must be paid to the City of Duluth).

The Maroon Lots will start permit enforcement on Monday, August 31st in the morning. For morning information about parking and a map of parking lots please visit UMD's parking site at