Parents, Families and Guests
A student’s transition to Mizzou is shared by the whole family. Orientation can benefit parents and guardians as well as students. Attending orientation will provide answers to questions and concerns from a family member’s point of view. During orientation, family members will learn 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, this 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. We welcome and encourage you to join us.
Mizzou Families in the Office of the Dean of Students is the primary liaison and resource for parents and family members of MU students. We provide programs and services designed to inform, educate and assist MU families. These include events such as Family Weekend, Spring Family Fling and resources such as the Mizzou Families Calendar and family assistance telephone line.
All parents and family members are encouraged to visit the Mizzou Families website at families.missouri.edu, sign up for the mailing list 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 listed below, or submit a question directly using the “Ask A Question” feature on the “About Us” tab.
Office of Parent Relations
Office of the Dean of Students
2202 MU Student Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
- 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.