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

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.


Move-Out and Do Good

Move-Out will begin in the last days of April as students complete their exams, and continue until April 29 when the residence halls close at 11 a.m. 

move out is a family affair

Campus Resources for Connecting with Professionals

Connecting to the world of work is one of the most interesting and important things students can do. Learning necessary skills, discovering job titles, and understanding organizational cultures is an important part of the U-M experience.

Student connecting with an alumni


Student Spotlight

When she is not working with the Program on Intergroup Relations to facilitate sessions and train students, Adedolapo works as a Resident Assistant in the Residential College in East Quad and serves as the co-director for the Detroit Entrepreneurship Network.  Adedolapo incorporates all that she has learned at IGR with her residents and peers.


Dates to Remember - April 2016

The end of the Winter term is just days away. These "Dates to Remember" cover the remainder of the Winter term as well as the upcoming Spring/Summer term.

April 2016

Your Guide to Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 – and to parents and families!  The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Stadium. Michael Bloomberg, internationally known business leader and statesman, will deliver the commencement address.

Seniors at Michigan Union


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