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New Student Guide for Parents and Families

A guide for the families and support team of new UMN Morris students

You are now part of our family!

We are excited to welcome you to the UMN Morris community!

No doubt you have many questions about UMN Morris, the programs and services available to you and your student, and how to best help your student succeed here.

This guide will assist you in learning about the many offices, programs, and resources that are ready and willing to help!

Family Portal

The UMN Morris Family Portal connects you with the information you need when you need it. In the portal, you can:

  • PERSONALIZE the advice, information, and deadline reminders you receive to build a curated newsfeed built on your interests and needs.
  • RECEIVE personalized email newsletters to keep you informed on what matters most: your student's success.
  • SHARE posts by sending any valuable articles to your student.
  • SAVE important information.


Please contact the Student Success Center with questions or to request accommodations for New Student Orientation, 320-589-6178 or