First Year Students
Parents of New Students
Current UMD Students
Has your student signed up for Advisement & Registration?
Here are three easy steps to ensure you are signed up and ready to go for Advisement and Registration:
Note: The next screen will show your internet ID and email address. Please write this down along with your password as you will need it to register during Advisement and Registration. Once you have completed this, come back to this page for the next step of the process.
Note: If you are unable to pay online please download the Reply Form just below the registration link and return in the reply envelope found in your invitation packet.
If you have any questions please contact the Office for Students in Transition by email at email@example.com or by phone at 218-726-6393. We cannot wait to see you this spring!
If you've already initiated your UMD Internet ID and email, click the link below to take you straight to the preparatory module in Moodle:
Should Parents go to Advisement & Registration?
As a parent of an incoming first year student, you are invited and encouraged to attend UMD’s Advisement & Registration program. In fact, there is a special program for parents that runs concurrently with the student program. During the program, parents will find out information about UMD resources such as housing, academic support services, financial aid, and health services. Parents will also have an opportunity to ask current students questions regarding student life at UMD and take a campus tour.
Parent Program Schedule
The following is a schedule of events for parents at Advisment & Registration (the day begins in the Rafters, 3rd Floor Kirby Student Center). If you are a parent of a transfer student please see the transfer student schedule.
Parent Information Regarding Advisement & Registration
Will I be with my son or daughter during the advisement and registration process?
During the morning or afternoon part of the program, your son/daughter will be meeting with a faculty member and a peer student adviser to develop his/her class schedule. During this time, separate activities are scheduled for parents. Why are there separate programs during advisement and registration? Advisment & Registration marks the beginning of your son/daughter’s college career and is a new stage in his/her life. With this new beginning, comes an increased need for independence and self-sufficiency on the part of students. Since course selection and academic planning are vital components of your son/daughter’s college career, it is important that he/she becomes familiar with the process from the beginning. We prefer to help develop self-sufficiency in this process at orientation when one-to-one assistance and instruction are readily available. As a result of this personalized service, our hope is that students will have the ability to initiate and complete the advisement and registration process (with help from their academic adviser) throughout their undergraduate careers at UMD.
How can parents help students prepare for the advisement and registration process?
Even though you will not be present during the advisement and registration process at Advisment & Registration, we value your support and feedback concerning this process. You can help your son/daughter prepare for advisement and registration by reviewing the enclosed Preparing for Advisement & Registration Handbook with him/her. Encourage your son/daughter to develop a list of questions and concerns and bring them to Advisment & Registration. You can also review the Liberal Education Program and major requirements at: http://www.d.umn.edu/catalogs/current/lib_ed.html and http://www.d.umn.edu/catalogs/programs/ help your son/daughter identify classes he/she is interested in taking.
What happens during advisement and registration?
During advisement and registration, your son/daughter will work one-on-one with a faculty member or academic adviser. This person will help your son/daughter develop a class schedule in light of liberal education requirements, lower division major requirements, and major/minor interests. Your son/daughter will also work with a peer student adviser. This student will help your son/daughter navigate the web registration system and other on-line resources, provide a campus tour (optional and time permitting), and share insight on student life at UMD. Following the advisement and registration process, you will have an opportunity to reconnect with your son/daughter and review his/her class schedule. At this time, we encourage you to approach a staff member with questions and concerns regarding your orientation experience and/or your son/daughter’s class schedule.
Can we stay overnight in Duluth before or after the program?
Absolutely! There is a lot to do in Duluth and Superior, whatever the season. We welcome you to stay overnight and explore the Twin Ports community. There are several local hotels and motels that offer discounted rates to parents and families of UMD students. Click here for more information.