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Now that your student is a Corsair, you, too, are part of the UMass Dartmouth family.  The Office of New Student and Family Programs welcomes you to our community. We are so excited that your student has chosen UMassD, and we are looking forward to meeting you all. 

More information on Family Orientation Programs for Fall 2021 to come. 

1. Online Orientation

Your student has access to this required first step, but did you know that you, too, have access to UMassD's Online Orientation? 

Family members of incoming first-year students may complete the Online Orientation, available right now.  Online orientation provides a solid foundation of information on academics, finances, supports and engagement for your student.  Simply click to get started.

This multi-faceted experience is a great resource for information for you both. While this experience has been created with your student in mind, we believe you will find it helpful as well. You can access the online orientation at any time and watch as many times as you need.

Note: This login is for guests only. If your new student completes Online Orientation using this login, s/he will not receive credit for completing this requirement. Make sure your student completes Online Orientation by logging in via the myUMassD portal.  

2. Family Orientation

Family members can view the zoom event on Friday, July 23 from 9am-5pm by clicking on the below link. Your Family Orientation program is a series of live presentations on various topics and is a separate experience from your student’s orientation.  Here is a listing of the sessons:
  • 9:00am
    Welcome: Our Family/University Partnership   
  • 9:30am
    Keynote Speaker: the Five Changes For College
  • 10:00am
    Navigating Academic Expectations
  • 10:30am 
    Academic Supports
  • 11:00am 
    If Your student had an IEP or Accommodations in High School
  • 11:30am 
    Here We Go! Navigating Finances as a Freshman
  • 12:30pm 
    Lunch Break   
  • 1:00pm
    “What Happens If...”
    Presented by Student Affairs, Community Standards & Public Safety.
  • 2-3:00pm
    Student Wellness: Health, Counseling, Spirituality, Athletics
  • 3-3:30pm
    Housing & Residential Education OR Day in the Life of a Commuter
  • 3:30pm
    Career Center
  • 4:00pm
    Work That Checklist! Review of all tasks on the "" web-page
  • 4:30pm
    Welcome to the Family Association: You are Automatically a New Member!

3. Family Reception

There will be a Family Reception on-campus on Saturday, August 28th from 11-2 in the Maclean Campus Center right next to Dunkin Donuts.  Masks are required for all.  Light snacks and conversations with professional staff in a informal setting for all family members.  

Questions? Feel free to email us at We're here to help.

Follow one or all of the following for details: Facebook - UMassD Class of 2025, Instagram umassd_orientation or you can email


If you have questions or concerns about anything related to Orientation, don’t hesitate to contact us at We’re here to help.



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