Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation. Banner. A student and their family outside of Convocation Hall.

Parents and families play a pivotal role in a student's transition to university. We want to help you be the best support for your student!

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Parent & Family Orientation 2022

Parent and Family Registration table

Parent & Family Orientation is a program designed for parents and families of incoming UTM students to learn about life at UTM. 

Get the information you need to be the best support for your student during their transition to university!

Orientation sessions focus on academic expectations and skill development, course registration, student engagement, student wellness, campus resources and other topics related to the university experience. At the Parent & Family Orientation you will be introduced to the UTM community including students, staff and faculty members. This year, Parent and Family Orientation will be held in-person with online streaming options availble for families unable to attend in-person. 

REGISTER for Parent and Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation 2022 Schedule

The UTM Parent and Family Orientation is a series of informative sessions designed to orient you to UTM resources, policies, programs and expectations. 

Parent and Family Orientation (2 sessions available)

Morning Session    10:00am - 1:00pm 
Afternoon Session  3:00pm - 6:00pm

Receive an official welcome to the UTM community! Through engaging sessions you will learn about academic expectations, campus resources, and effective strategies for supporting your UTM student. Online streaming options are available for both session times (please attend only 1). Themed presentations include:

  • UTM: Past, Present, Future
  • Pathway to Graduation
  • Professor's Insight to Academic Success
  • UTM's Resources
  • Supporting your University Student

Concurrent Programming

1:00pm - 3:00pm

During this time, you are invited to select from a variety of opportunities to engage with and learn from. Programming includes:

  • Dean's Fireside Chats
  • Campus Tours
  • Resource Booths
  • Family Discussion Series

Family Discussion Series

The Family Discussion Series provides you an opportunity to connect with a specific community at UTM. Through these engaging conversations, you will gain more information on a specific topic of interest to your family. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to a team of panelists comprised of students, staff, and faculty.

Family Discussion Series

  • Commuter Family Discussion
    For families with students who live off campus
    1:15pm - 2:00pm 
     
  • Residence Family Discussion 
    For families with students who live on campus
    1:15pm - 2:00pm
     
  • International Family Discussion 
    For families with students not from Canada
    2:00pm - 2:45pm
     
  • Diversity & Inclusivity Family Discussion 
    For families with students who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, and/or students with disabilities
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Parent & Family Orientation, please contact:

Jackie Goodman
Manager, Orientation, Transition & Engagement