Parents, Families and Guests
We realize that a student’s transition to Mizzou is shared by the whole family. We feel that orientation can benefit parents and guardians, as well as the students. Orientation is offered to help answer questions and concerns from a family member’s point of view. During orientation, informative sessions are offered to answer your questions and address your concerns about college life at the University of Missouri. This is more than just another campus tour. Even if you are already familiar with the campus, our program includes a series of special presentations designed to help you gain additional information about the University and its resources. Orientation is the first step in an incoming student’s transition to Mizzou. Therefore, we welcome and encourage you to join us.
The Division of Student Affairs houses the Office of Parent Relations—a central campus resource for parents of MU students. Parental involvement plays a significant role in higher education. The office assists parents in understanding their role in their student’s transition to MU, provides clear lines of communication with the University and serves as a gateway for positive parental involvement and partnerships. All parents are encouraged to visit the MU parent Web site: parents.missouri.edu. Sign up for the monthly parent e-newsletter under the “Stay Informed” tab, access a list of commonly contacted offices, and get advice and tips on a wide range of topics related to parenting a college student. Have a question or comment? Use the toll-free parent assistance line and e-mail address, or submit directly to our web site using the “Ask A Question” feature.
Office of Parent Relations
- Parents and students are not housed in the same buildings.
- The Residence Hall is suite- style living
- Bathrooms will be shared by up to four guests (2 beds per room, 2 people per room)
- Guests attending alone will share a room with another parent of the same sex.
We will notify parents and guests if housing fills up and is no longer available. We also have a Hotel Guide on our website (and included in your confirmation email) for parents or guests who do not want to lodge in campus residence halls.
The Summer Welcome office must receive room cancellation requests three business days before your session.