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Parent Orientation

The Office of New Student Programs Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) conducts summer orientation sessions for new freshmen and parents. The program offers parents the opportunity to learn about resources that can assist them and their student in acclimating to college life. The first part of the program is conducted by ONSP; the second part takes place within Kinesiology. The OSS staff will answer any questions parents have about our curriculum and services and put their minds at ease about the upcoming changes in their student’s life.

Campus Days

Campus Days occur during the winter semester. Students admitted for the next fall term and their parents are invited to attend this full day program. Students and parents will hear from Kinesiology faculty about the four majors and from the OSS staff about student services. The program ends with a mingle session during which guests can speak with the Dean of Kinesiology, the faculty, staff and current students.

Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend happens in the fall of each academic year on a home football weekend. Parents and family of current students are invited to visit their U-M student, take part in activities across campus, and purchase tickets to Saturday’s game.

The next Parents & Family Weekend is September 23-25, 2011.

Parents Weekend Details and Registration (U-M site)


Kinesiology Commencement offers students the opportunity to celebrate graduation with their families, Kinesiology peers, faculty and OSS staff. The ceremony takes place in Hill Auditorium where each student walks across the stage as his/her name is read. Immediately following the ceremony Kinesiology hosts a reception at the Michigan League Ballroom for families and guests. In addition to Kinesiology Commencement exercises, a student can (and should) choose to take part in the University-wide Commencement.

For the dates of these and other events, please visit our events section or the calendar pages of the U-M Registrar's site.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact OSS at (734) 764-4472.

Schedule a Visit

If you cannot attend any of the Kinesiology Parent programs, but would like to see how your student is spending their time, you may schedule a visit with an OSS staff member. Please call (734) 764-4472.

Your Kinesiology Connection

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