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Parents & Families

Parents and families, welcome to the Methodist University website! We are excited to have you join us. Whether you’re researching universities, your student is considering Methodist University, or your student is committed to our University, we want to put any stress to rest. We invite you to explore any of the following options to learn more about Methodist University. Thank you for joining us!

Save the Date: Family Weekend 2024

We are so excited to be hosting Methodist University Family Weekend 2024! Please join us in person, on campus for a weekend with your Methodist student! This is a time for families to immerse themselves in the Methodist experience that their student enjoys all year — to walk the campus, go to the games, and to show school spirit. Join us September 20-22, 2024. More information coming soon!

Coming from out of town? Check out Fairfield by Marriott and Home 2 Suites for Methodist University rates. For more hotel options, visit Area Hotels and mention Methodist University when booking for possible discounts.

How do parents learn more about Methodist University?

If your student is considering Methodist University, probably have a lot of questions – from applications to financial aid to academic programs. If you are interested in learning more about Methodist University, we recommend you start on the Admissions page. If you still have questions, reach out to the Request Information page and we will get you the information you need.

How can parents get involved at Methodist University?

Methodist University wants to make sure you are up to date with the latest information so you know what is going on at the University. If interested, please register with us to share your contact information and subscribe to the parents e-newsletter and MU Today magazine.


Learn about MU

There is a lot to love about Methodist University! If your student is considering MU as an option for higher education, discover more about us.

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    Academic Programs

    From undergraduate to graduate, learn more about our 80+ academic programs.

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    Explore MU

    See for yourself why Methodist University and Fayetteville, NC are considered a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming community.

  • Financial Aid

    We know financial aid and scholarship information play a critical part in determining which institution your student attends. Let us help.

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    Clery Act Information

    MU has put in place programs for crime prevention and reporting and has developed a warning system for campus emergencies. Unlike other universities its size, MU has duly-sworn Campus Police officers.

Campus Life

Parents often have questions about life on campus and how their student can get involved and have a meaningful campus experience. Parents may have concerns about their student joining a fraternity or sorority, or going abroad for the first time to study. Find out more about these programs via the links below.

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    Housing & Residence Life

    Parents often have questions about where prospective residential students will live and what they will eat. See for yourself what our housing and residence life is like, and you can learn more about Campus Dining by Aramark.

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    Religious Life & Community Engagement

    We seek to offer a nurturing environment in which students of any faith can grow spiritually and learn how to become positive forces in their communities.

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    Fraternity & Sorority Life

    If your student is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, here is what you need to know as a parent.

  • Students at a Study Abroad Fair

    Studying Abroad

    Studying abroad has been shown to have a great impact on a student’s well-being and can help them compete for future jobs. Learn what a parent can do to encourage this amazing opportunity.

Virtual Parent Panel

We were fortunate to have a small group of parents join us for a virtual parent panel in July 2020 to talk about what it’s like to be a Monarch parent and how to help your student succeed. Check out the video below for their advice: