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Parents Weekend 2014 Registration Information


Parents Weekend 2014 is scheduled for Friday through Saturday, September 26-27. Visit your student, enjoy family time together, and learn more about the University of Minnesota and local community.

Parents Weekend is a two-day campus celebration with events and activities for families and their students. Friday features colleges and academic programs. Saturday embraces campus life, and is a day for exploration of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the greater metro area with your student.

Parents Weekend 2014 Schedule

Explore the opportunities for you and your student.


Parents Weekend—$15/family
Fee includes attendance at workshops, activities, college open house events, discounts at campus venues, and a coupon for a discount at the University Bookstore. U of M students and children under the age of 17 can register for Parents Weekend at no cost. Students will be admitted to workshops and activities by showing their U of M ID.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is our student invited to participate in Parents Weekend events with me?
Students are likely to be in class on Friday afternoon during the college open houses, but all other events are planned with students and families in mind.

How much does Parents Weekend cost? What are the funds used for?
The cost of Parents Weekend is $15 per family and includes admission to all programs and workshops. Fees cover costs associated with registration, registration materials, space and equipment, and a family gift. Saturday lunch is an additional cost; check out the food truck options or head to Stadium Village or Dinkytown for your choice in dining.

Who is invited to Parents Weekend?
All family members—brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and friends— are invited to be part of Parents Weekend.

How can I register for Parents Weekend?
Registration can be found online, or you can send in the form. When you arrive on campus for Parents Weekend, be sure to check in and pick up your registration packet and Family Gift on the Ground Level of Coffman Memorial Union, Friday, September 26, 1:00-5:00 p.m., or Saturday, September 27, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Note: There is a $10 cancellation fee per order, if cancellation is received before September 12; No refunds are available after September 12.

See Tentative Parents Weekend Schedule for descriptions of the workshops.

Register online or by mail

Register online—Register online using a credit card.

Register by mail—Print out the registration form and mail your check or money order (payable to University of Minnesota) to

University Parent Program
109 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455