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College is a major transition - for students, as well as for families. However, plenty of information is available to make the transition as easy as possible.

The MFamilies website is a detailed resource that provides information specifically designed to support U-M families. It contains information about academics, student life, health, safety, and financial, other many other topics. The MFamily Portal offers near-daily publication of U-M news, services and campus activities, and provides a constant connection for families through an interactive, online portal. Student Life's MFamilies website works in partnership with the U-M Parents website to provide an up-to-date quarterly newsletter, Family Matters, an information-packed newsletter designed for current Wolverines' families and loved ones.  

Families 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 provides current information about campus life and offers resources that can help support you in your supporting role for your Wolverine. In addition, subscribers will receive occasional messages sharing the University's response to unexpected or emergency situations.

To receive Family Matters via email, submit your contact information using our new, streamlined online subscription form. It takes less than a minute to complete and takes effect immediately. To learn more about Family Matters, view the subscription options.

Student health and travel abroad insurance plans are also available through University Health Service (UHS).

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.

Meet the University of Michigan’s 15th President: Dr. Santa J. Ono

For more than 200 years, the University of Michigan has been a leader in research, learning and teaching. Today, the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents voted Dr. Santa J. Ono, an accomplished biomedical researcher and president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia, as the 15th president of the University of Michigan.

Humanizing research, undergraduate research program empowers young academics

For more than 30 years, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, or UROP, has paired first- and second-year undergraduate students with research mentors—U-M faculty and graduate student researchers, and community partners and organizations.

Learn how UROP can help your Wolverine get hands-on research experience working beyond lecture halls and classrooms.

Helping your Wolverine feel their best 

Living, learning and working at U-M can be both exhilarating and challenging at times for your Wolverine. The Family Matters editorial team is sharing a few of the ways that the University of Michigan is helping your Wolverine feel their best.

Share your vision for the university’s next decade

President Santa J. Ono’s arrival in Ann Arbor brought a fresh energy to campus. Now, he’s working across our three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, to create a sharpened, collective vision for the University of Michigan.

Our parents, families and supporters of current Wolverines are an important part of our Michigan community—and we want you to help us create a bold future. Share your thoughts on what is most important to see at our university, on our campus, in our community in 2034.

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Join the MFamily Portal, a customizable digital platform that makes it easier for families to find the information they want, when they need it! The MFamily Portal is a centralized hub for families to connect with one another, view timely information about upcoming events and services, and stay connected to what is happening on-campus.