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.

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To receive the latest news and information from the University, we encourage parents to join our parent listserv.

Important Dates

  • Aug 24: classes for undergraduate programs and the majority of graduate programs will begin.
  • The traditional fall break is cancelled and classes will be held on those days.
  • At Thanksgiving Break: Courses will then transition to virtual instruction after the Thanksgiving break and to allow students to complete the final week of fall coursework and final exams at home. 
  • Dec. 12: The semester ends

Academic Calendar 

Orientations

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.

Who to Contact

Public Safety (24/7)

Offices are open during regular business hours.

Campus Living

Reporting a student in distress

Spiritual Needs

Admission

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.

Cost and Aid

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.

Student Accounting

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.

Commencement

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

Academics

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

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.

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

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.

Career Planning

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).

Student Life

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.

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    Technology

    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.

    TitanConnect View 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 TitanConnect View Access. There are 14 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.