Parents and Families

Student Jobs Plentiful on Campus

Whether earning income to help pay for their education or to augment campus living expenses, or gaining new career skills, thousands of students are employed by the University of Michigan. And there are always more jobs to be filled. 

student worker


Our Time with Your Student

Every parent wants their student not just to succeed academically, but also to grow, to flourish -– to be happy at Michigan. And the truth is, these two sides of campus life aren't so separate. The students who excel in the classroom are very often the ones who have formed friendships at college, who have found their place, their community.

E. Royster Harper with Students at a Fireside Chat

Food Allergies? MDining Has It Covered

Statistics show that one in 13 students have food allergies. When moving away from home to attend college, having to add food allergies into the mix can make it even more challenging. At the University of Michigan, MDining is helping students take the guesswork out of the equation.

drumstick bowls

Jump into a Student Organization

College life is more than attending classes and getting good grades. A well-rounded university lifestyle -- including involvement in student organizations and programs, clubs, sports and events -- makes the experience a memorable and successful time.

Student Orgs



Got a question? Start with Campus Information

Navigating a large campus such as the University of Michigan's, which at last count hosted 584 buildings, can be a daunting experience. U-M has a variety of resources, including those found at Campus Information, to make you and your students' Wolverine experience a breeze.

Campus Info desk at Michigan Union

Our Time with your Student

For parents, this time of year has an excitement all its own: soon, the academic year will end, and your students might be returning home -- if only for a brief stop before further adventures over the summer. If this is your student's first year at U-M, it can be a particularly keen feeling. Having spent the academic year trying to support them from afar, what will it be like when they're back under your roof?

E. Royster Harper

Outdoor Adventures for Families

Ready for an adventure? How about planning a family outdoor trip with your student next time you're on campus? Into camping, rock climbing, backpacking, or simply enjoying the great outdoors? U-M's Outdoor Adventures program provides year-round outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for students and their families.


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