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Now that your student is a Corsair, you, too, are part of the UMass Dartmouth family. We look forward to meeting you at Family Orientation: a one-day program that runs concurrently with Day 1 of New Student Orientation. You'll learn about university programs, procedures, policies, resources, and services.

Check-in is at 8am. The program ends at 5pm.

First, find your student's orientation session. Then, register for the corresponding family orientation session:


Cost: The fee is $30/person or $50 for 2 people. This fee applies to each guest attending Family Orientation. Younger children may accompany family members, but there is no separate programming for them. Family Orientation is not mandatory. Please contact our office 
if the fee causes a financial hardship: 508.910.6497 or

What to wear: comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

If your student is attending the August make-up orientation: you are invited to a brief family session, 8–10:30am, at no charge.

Local lodging

If you'd like to find local lodging following Day 1 of the program, please check with our hotel partners, who will be offering special rates. We'll also share with you some special deals at area restaurants.