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YOU'RE PART OF BULLDOG COUNTRY

Staff in Student Life are happy to support both you and your UMD student.

Students studying in Kathryn A. Martin Library.

The staff in the Division of Student Life are your partners in promoting your students' academic and personal success. 

Do you want to get involved?

At UMD we encourage our students' parents and family members to be part of our campus community. We hope that you will visit your student, and UMD Family Weekend provides a great opportunity to do just that! The dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are September 29-October 1. If you can't make it for Family Weekend, check out "do you want to keep up with what's happening at UMD?" below for helpful links.

Does your student need help?

There are many resources for your UMD student - we encourage students to reach out to a counselor in Health Services, and students who live on campus can talk with their RA or a member of the Housing and Residence Life staff. If your student just doesn't know where to start, encourage them to visit or call us (contact information at left). If you want to talk through your concerns about your student, please contact the Office of Student Life. The Office also houses the UMD food shelf program, Champ's Cupboard, as well as Champ's Closet, a program to provide professional and business attire to students. 

If your student has an emergency and you want to contact the UMDPD or Duluth Police, the best way to reach them is to call 911. If you live outside of St. Louis County, call (218) 625-3581. The UMDPD "911 Frequently Asked Questions" page is a great resource.

Do you want to keep up with what's happening at UMD?

There are a number of great ways to find out what's happening at UMD. The Bulldog Update: Parents and Family Edition is a monthly newsletter published from September through April. The newsletter includes a guest column, profiles of UMD students, faculty, and staff, and informative articles on academics and money matters. The most popular feature of the newsletter is the UMD calendar! Parents who attended Advisement and Registration with their student are automatically subscribed to the Bulldog Update. If you didn't attend A&R, you may subscribe by clicking on the Bulldog Update link and when you get to that page, look for the maroon box that says "Subscribe to the News."

The UMD News pages have many interesting articles and feature stories. Finally, the UMD Events Calendar is a great way to stay current on all things happening at UMD!

Do you have a suggestion, a question or a concern?

Contact the Student Life Office! We are located in 245 Kirby Plaza, our email address is vcsl@d.umn.edu, and our phone number is (218) 760-8501. You can also contact any of our departments for specific areas within the division (see the Student Life Departments link at left).