Frequently Asked Questions for Parent and Family Weekend

Commonly Asked Questions:


Why did you select this weekend?

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting the date for Parent and Family Weekend.  First, we look at the home football schedule, as we like being able to include a home football game into the weekend.  Then, we look at weekends that are not too close to the beginning of the year, but also not too close to the Thanksgiving break.  After that, we work with campus partners to plan around other large events like Homecoming, big admissions visit days, etc. 

Do you have hotel blocks for hotels?

We have secured hotel blocks through which parents and family members can reserve rooms for Parent & Family Weekend at both the Courtyard Marriott hotel on West Bank and The Graduate Minneapolis on East Bank. This is on a first come-first serve basis, so be sure to make your reservation(s) as soon as possible, as they tend to fill up quickly!

If you wish to make a reservation at the Courtyard Marriott hotel, use this link.

If you wish to make a reservation at The Graduate Minneapolis, either call 612-379-8888, Press 1 for Reservations and ask for the UM Parent and Family Weekend OR follow this link.

There are many other great hotels near campus that you may wish to consider.  We recommend finding a room at a hotel on the light rail line so that transportation is easy!

More information to come!