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News and Events

All parents receive the University Parent newsletter, mailed in August, December, and March. Past issues can be found in the newsletter archive.


Winter 2015

From President Kaler: Moving forward in 2015

Job and Internship Fair—Information on the biggest job fair in Minnesota.

The Aurora Center: Advocating for Victims/Survivors of Assault and Violence

The Transition from College Student to Self-Sufficient Adult

Changes to University Systems

Miscellaneous—Important dates, File a FAFSA, Tuition and fee payments to the University of Minnesota, Parent email newsletter, Continuing your education, off campus housing. 

Download the Newsletter

Download the Winter 2015 Newsletter.

Past Newsletters

Articles from past newsletters can often have long-lasting relevance.

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Subscribe to Parent Email Updates

Parents may sign up for email updates to receive periodic special announcements. Email messages can also be read online (see below).

Sign Up

If you'd like to sign up for email updates, send your email address to and ask to be added to the list. It will take anywhere from a day to a week before you see a message, depending on how soon one is sent out after you've been added to the list.

Recent Parent Email

The following links go to email messages sent recently to the University Parent email update list.

February 25, 2015
Change in Approach to Crime Alerts; Final Men's Basketball Game: Discount Tickets; Second Billing Due Date; Academic Refresher Course; Featured Photo; Miscellaneous

February 10, 2015
Students Register Early This Year; Do-It-Yourself Tools for Resolving Student Conflicts; Leadership Opportunities for Transfer Students; Job Preparation Season; Featured Photo; Miscellaneous

January 28, 2015
Health Advisory: Measles; Free Tax Preparation; Assignment Calculator; Black History Month; Campus Climate: From Conversation to Action; Parent-Student-Family Service Learning Trip; Second Chance; Job Search Workshop; Workshop Series: Marketing International Experience; Info Sessions about Scholarships & Financial Aid for Learning Abroad; Legislative Action Kickoff; Featured Photo; Help Us Out; Miscellaneous

January 20, 2015
Message from President Kaler; About Parent Email Messages; New Year's Resolutions; Crime Alerts and Public Safety Updates; Scholarship Search; Honorary Societies; Spring Activities Fair; Dining Options for Off-Campus Students; Miscellaneous

January 9, 2015
Financial Information for Spring; International Service Trip for Families; Career Fair; Deciding on a Major; Safety Tips for Valuables; Welcome Week Leader Recruitment; Residence Hall Students; Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute; Classes Without Quizzes; Global Learning Adventure; Miscellaneous

Parents at a football game.

Events for Parents

There are a number of events throughout the year that parents can attend.

Find out more about Events for Parents  >

Timely Issues

The weather, the academic cycle, and even the athletic teams can affect your student's temperament and productivity as the year goes by. Timely Issues talks about some of the issues that are likely to affect students this time of year.

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Seasonal Updates

As the seasons change, so does the information parents need to know. See Seasonal Updates for an abbreviated academic calendar for spring semester and links to the spring semester tuition payment schedule, health information, Housing & Residential Life important dates, weather information (emergency closing), and more..

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