College is a major transition - for students, as well as for parents and families. However, plenty of information is available to make the transition as easy as possible.
The U-M Parents website is a detailed resource that provides information specifically designed to support parents and families. It contains information about academics, student life, health, safety, and financial, other many other topics. Student Life's Parents & Families works in partnership with the U-M Parents website to provide an up-to-date quarterly newsletter, Family Matters.
Parents and incoming students who don't know their way around campus will benefit from visiting Campus Information Centers (CIC). CIC offers maps and directions around campus, a building search, an acronym decoder, and plenty of other tools and resources for helping you find your way on campus. They are open 19 hours every day and are ready to answer any type of question you may have!
Our Family Matters Newsletter offers current information about campus life and challenges. To receive it via e-mail ask your son or daughter to register your e-mail address. The student must go to the Student section of the Wolverine Access website, click on Alerts, Bulletins, and Newsletters, and enter your e-mail address(es). It will take only a minute to fill out and it takes effect immediately. To learn how to subscribe or unsubscribe, view the subscription options.
If you are just interested in happenings around campus, check out the University Record, which puts out a daily newsletter containing University news.
Lastly, take a look around the Student Life website. You'll find information about all of the resources the University offers its students. If it's relevant for your student, it's relevant for you as a parent.