Parent Resources

ParentsParents, Welcome to Detroit Mercy!

The Detroit Mercy faculty and staff are here to support you and to help you stay connected to your student as you journey with them through their college experience.

Parent Orientation - Our one-day program providing you with tips on how to guide your student toward success.

SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration - The two-day, overnight session gives your student the opportunity to become familiar with collegiate life at Detroit Mercy by meeting other new students, touring university facilities, learning about available resources, and registering for classes.

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Monday February 27, 2023
Financing Your Student’s Education
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If your family needs financial aid to support your student at University of Detroit Mercy, know that you are not alone. Detroit Mercy believes in the affordability of higher education, ...

Sunday February 19, 2023
Safety Information for Parents
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As you know, the Michigan State University family is reeling from the devastating mass shooting last night in East Lansing. The Titan community expresses our sincerest condolences and ask that ...

Friday February 17, 2023
Balanced Living
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Would you say the first year of college is the most exciting time or the most stressful time in your student’s life? The truth is, either answer is correct. The ...

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    Important Dates

    Important Date Info for Fall Term 2022

    • March 14, 2022: Advising Begins For Term I Fall 2022-2023
    • March 21: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2022-2023
    • August 12: Deadline For December 2022 Graduation Applications
    • August 26: Drops for Non-payment at Close of Business
    • August 28: Last Day to Make a Payment for Term I Fall 2022-23 without a Late Fee Assessment
    • August 29: CLASSES BEGIN
    • September 4: Last Day to Register, | Add/Drop Ends | Last Day for 100% Refund, to Drop a Course Without a "W",  to Declare Audit or Pass/Fail Option
    • September 3-5: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • October 10-11: Fall Break - University Open but NO classes
    • October 31: Advising For Term II Winter and Summer Begins
    • November 7: Registration For Term II Winter and Summer Begins
    • November 21: Last Day to Withdraw From Class
    • November 24-27: Thanksgiving Recess (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • December 13-17: Final Exam Week
    • December 17: Official End of Term
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar


    Important Dates for Winter 2023

    • Nov. 8, 2022: Registration Begins 
    • Jan. 8, 2023: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 9: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 15: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 16: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 10: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 6-11: Mid-Winter/Spring Break
    • Mar. 29: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Apr. 7-9: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 25-29: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 29: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 13: Baccalaureate/Commencement
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

Who to Contact

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Public Safety (24/7)

Offices are open during regular business hours.

Campus Living

Reporting a student in distress

Spiritual Needs

Sending a letter or care package to your student?

Personal mail may be delivered to their assigned SUMS boxes which are located in Quad Commons.

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Admission and Academics

Admissions - Learn about the application process and requirements.

Find Majors / Degree Programs - Explore the academic programs offered at Detroit Mercy.

Schedule a Visit - Schedule a visit or take a virtual tour.

Campus Locations and Directions - Download the campus map and access driving directions.

Academic Calendar - The academic calendar provides you with important dates for your student, including registration deadlines, holidays, and grade submission due dates.  

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Cost and Aid

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Net Price Calculator - will help you determine the cost.

Cost of Attendance - What is the price tag for all the great things you’ll get at Detroit Mercy? It’s a lot more reasonable than you may think.

Financial Aid - University of Detroit Mercy offers financial aid to students which assist in covering the cost of a higher education. Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, college work-study and loans. Also, a variety of graduate assistantships and other discounts are available.

Monthly Payment Option (Tuition Management Systems) - University of Detroit Mercy offers this payment option to help you afford your education expenses. You may enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option, which allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your education expenses over interest-free monthly payments.

Form 1098-T - A form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, is used to help figure education credits (and potentially, the tuition and fees deduction) for qualified tuition and related expenses paid during the tax year.

Health and Safety

Campus Safety - The Department of Public Safety works to foster a safe environment through effective and professional police services. Public Safety provides numerous services to the University community, including campus escorts, vehicle etching, vehicle lockouts and more.

Wellness Center - The Wellness Center provides high quality interdisciplinary health, wellness, psychological and counseling services.

Health Insurance - Detroit Mercy students have several options for acquiring health insurance.

FERPA - University of Detroit Mercy maintains the confidentiality of student records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended.

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Student Life

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Student Life - Learn about the Detroit Mercy experience beyond the classroom.  From living on campus, joining a student group, rooting on one of our 17 NCAA Division I teams, or taking advantage of all the city of Detroit has to offer, there’s always something to do at Detroit Mercy.

Bookstore - The Bookstore at Detroit Mercy enhances students’ learning opportunities by providing a variety of books, supplies, University attire, electronics, and snacks.

Commencement and Career Planning

Commencement - Commencement is a time to celebrate your student's hard work. To make your commencement experience go as smoothly and enjoyably as possible, be sure to visit Preparation to Graduate and Frequently Asked Questions.

A Career Planning Course for Parents - Learn how to assist your student in career planning.

Career Answers for Parents - Read about the services offered by the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD).

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    Online Access:

    Accounts and Access - Detroit Mercy provides students with a university email account and My Portal access.  Students use My Portal to register for classes, view class schedules, review and accept financial aid awards, make tuition payments, view final grades and request official transcripts.

    Proxy Access - Detroit Mercy students can designate their parents, guardians, siblings, spouses, or employers as authorized users to view (not update) their My Portal Self-Service account through Proxy Access. There are 13 screens available for students to authorize access in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student accounting.

    Campus Resources:

    ITS Help Desk - The ITS Help Desk is the primary point of contact for all computer, telephone, and cable TV related issues.

    Academic Computing Labs - The ITS department provides academic computing lab services to support the curriculum taught at the University. When classes are not using the labs, current students with a valid ID may use the classes for academic-related work. 

    Recommendations and Requirements for Personal Devices:

    Tablet Notebook Recommendations - Detroit Mercy recommends that students have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  Recommendations (not requirements) are available for incoming students based on their academic programs. 

    Specifications for Programs with Notebook Requirements - Some academic programs have requirements for student laptop computers.  View the notebook requirements page for details.

    Microsoft Office 365 and Personal Purchases - The Microsoft Office suite is available for free to all registered students.  ITS also provides links to vendors offering university pricing for software, as well as other software resources.