Frequently Asked Questions

Are parents allowed to stay for the whole program?

We welcome parents to help their students get moved in and settled into their living spaces. We have optional programs running for parents and family on Thursday, August 28th.

We encourage you to say goodbye to your student before their 11:00 am Rock Group meeting on Friday, as the students will be heading straight into a full schedule of Bulldog Welcome Week activities starting with the Chancellor's Welcome.

As a parent, am I required to attend the parent specified programs?

No, these programs for parents and families are offered to meet some of the interests and questions some families have posed. Parents and family members are not required to attend any of these programs.

Where do I park if I am a parent?

Parents may park in Maroon Lots on Thursday, August 28th and Friday, August 29th for Bulldog Welcome Week without having a permit. There is no overnight parking allowed in the Maroon Lots. Gold lots and all parking meters will be enforced during Bulldog Welcome Week and violations will results in parking tickets (please note that these are real parking tickets and must be paid to the City of Duluth).

The Maroon Lots will start permit enforcement on Tuesday, September 2nd in the morning. For morning information about parking and a map of parking lots please visit UMD's parking site at