Parents and Family

The staff in the Division of Student Life are your partners in promoting your students' academic and personal success. 

Do you want to get involved?

At UMD we encourage our students' parents and family members to be part of our campus community. We hope that you will visit your student, and UMD Family Weekend provides a great opportunity to do just that! If you can't make it for Family Weekend, check out "do you want to keep up with what's happening at UMD?" below for helpful links.

Does your student need help?

There are many resources for your UMD student - we encourage students to reach out to a counselor in Health Services, and students who live on campus can talk with their RA or a member of the Housing and Residence Life staff. If your student just doesn't know where to start, encourage them to visit or call us (contact information at right). If you want to talk through your concerns about your student, please contact the Office of Student Life. 

The Office also houses the UMD food shelf program, Champ's Cupboard, as well as Champ's Closet, a program to provide professional and business attire to students. 

If your student has an emergency and you want to contact the UMDPD or Duluth Police, the best way to reach them is to call 911. If you live outside of St. Louis County, call (218) 625-3581. The UMDPD "911 Frequently Asked Questions" page is a great resource.

Do you want to keep up with what's happening at UMD?

There are a number of great ways to find out what's happening at UMD. The Bulldog Update: Parents and Family Edition is a monthly newsletter published from August through May. The newsletter includes a guest column, profiles of UMD students, faculty, and staff, and informative articles on academics and money matters. The most popular feature of the newsletter is the important dates section! 

The UMD News pages have many interesting articles and feature stories. The Important Dates - Parent Resource Calendar is part of this website. Finally, the UMD Events Calendar is a great way to stay current on all things happening at UMD!

Do you have a suggestion, a question or a concern?

Contact the Student Life Office! We are located in 245 Kirby Plaza, our email address is [email protected], and our phone number is (218) 726-8501. You can also contact any of our departments for specific areas within the division (see the Student Life Departments link at left).