Parents and Families

Important Updates related to COVID-19

Dear U-M student family member,
We want to provide important updates that have been shared directly with your student
related to COVID-19. We also want to assure you U-M health professionals are actively
monitoring the rapidly changing developments, and making appropriate recommendations
to promote a safe and healthy environment for your student.


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, University of Michigan leaders are providing weekly updates to keep the campus community informed on current campus conditions, measures taken to address the pandemic and responses to questions. Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the Weekly COVID-19 Briefing. President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon, and Chief Health Officer Preeti Malani, who is a physician and professor of medicine in U-M's Division of Infectious Diseases, participate in each briefing.

To stay up-to-date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.  


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the Weekly COVID-19 Briefing shared with our campus community. At the briefing, University of Michigan leaders provide updates on current campus conditions, measures taken to address the pandemic and responses to questions from the U-M community.  President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon, and Chief Health Officer Preeti Malani, who is a physician and professor of medicine in U-M's Division of Infectious Diseases, are part of each briefing.

To stay up-to-date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.


Safe Travel Information Reminder

Whether your student is traveling a short distance to their home residence, across country or internationally, planning ahead can make the journey safe and less stressful. These transportation and safe travel tips can help make the journey go smoothly.

Travel

Virtual Resources for Students

As the days grow shorter, the weather (in many parts of the country) gets colder, while more days are spent isolating at home, cabin fever can set in for your student. Here are some virtual University resources to help break the monotony and help your student stay refreshed, active and positive.

Student

Save the Date -- Winterfest Is Coming

When the Winter semester begins, your student can discover and connect with hundreds of student organizations and find a community at Winterfest! Winterfest is the annual student organization involvement fair that occurs in the beginning of the Winter semester. Historically held in the Michigan Union, Winterfest 2021 will be held virtually in order to ensure the health and safety of the Michigan community.
 
Save the Dates: Winterfest will be Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 5, 2021, (6-8 p.m. EST each day). More info will be available on the Winterfest site in the coming months.

Save the Date

Tips for Supporting Your Student During Finals

Learning to manage a heavy academic workload while focusing on health and well-being as final exams loom can be a challenging part of the college experience. Taking exams entirely on a virtual basis will also add to the stress. But parents and family members can be the first people students turn to -- and a wonderful source of comfort -- when they want to talk through stress this time of year.

Business

Maize & Blue Cupboard Remains Open During Break

College students experience food insecurity at alarming rates, with more than 30 percent of U-M students experiencing food insecurity in some way. As the majority of students return home in coming weeks, the Maize and Blue Cupboard (MBC) will continue to make an impact on those who remain by staying open over the break. 

MBC

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