Welcome to our Spartan Family.

Parents and Family at Commencement Ceremony

You've worked hard as parents.

Hello, parents! First, let us congratulate you on the many years of love, support and attention that you've poured into your child to make them ready for this big step. Whether your student is considering MU or has already decided to become a Spartan this fall, we want to be the first to welcome you to the Manchester family. We are an intimate and supportive community where students learn the value of differences and are encouraged to engage in respectful dialogue, strengthening their personal beliefs and values.

Throughout their four years at Manchester, your student will participate in rich, experiential opportunities and learn in a rigorous academic environment. They will be prepared to think critically and find career success when they graduate. Our small and safe community encourages students to realize their best self — after all, isn’t that what college should be about?

Affordable excellence

Manchester has been a place of affordable excellence for 125 years. It’s one thing to be affordable, but at Manchester we understand that outcomes are just as important. Rest assured, we’re ranked a best school in the Midwest by U.S.News & World Report for a reason, and our Triple Guarantee™ is something we are sure you’ll be excited about.

At Manchester, we want you to be a part of it, too! We work hard to bring parents and families together, and provide opportunities for you to come to campus and participate in the Manchester experience. We want you to be great ambassadors for the University and share in the Spartan pride that is so evident in our students.  

We're here to help

College can be a scary thing for students, and just as much so for parents and families. We understand this, and have prepared some resources below that can equip and connect you:

A special message for family members

Manchester prides itself on being a place where generations of members from the same family tree attend the University.  Legacy students make up a sizable population on campus in part because of the incredible experience Manchester has provided over the years, which tends to get passed down from grandparents-to-grandchildren and beyond. 

It’s important to know that siblings, cousins, parents, aunts and uncles all qualify for our Connections Award which acknowledges the important connections between family members and Manchester.

If you know someone in your family that is interested in attending the University, don’t forget to mention your connections to see if you qualify for the additional award.

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