Parents and Families

August 2017

You may want to pencil in some of these important dates and upcoming events to help stay connected with your Wolverine while they're off to college. 

Academic Calendar:

Summer Term
Tuesday, August 15 | Summer Half Term Classes End (5:00 pm)
Wednesday, August 16 | Study Day
Thursday - Friday, August 17 - 18 | Summer Half Term Examinations

Fall Term
Wednesday - Friday,  August  30  - September  1  | Fall Term Residence Hall Move-In
Tuesday, September 5 | Fall Term Classes begin
Tuesday, September 19  Registration opens for Parent & Family Weekend
Sunday, September 24  |  Purchase deadline for Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan
Monday - Tuesday, October 16-17 | Fall Study Break


We hope you'll encourage your student to attend U-M's 2017 Welcome Week Events:

Friday, September 1

Saturday, September 2

Sunday, September 3

Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)

  • Northfest, 11 am - 2 pm, Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus
  • Pre-Class Bash, 5 pm - 8 pm, Palmer Field

Tuesday, September 5

Wednesday, September 6

Thursday, September 7

Friday, September 8

  • Festifall, 2 pm - 6 pm, Central Campus Diag
  • UMix Late Night, 10 pm - 2 am, Michigan Union

More Welcome Week events can be found on the Office of New Student Programs website, the Happening @ Michigan Events Calendar or by downloading the Welcome to Michigan App.  

Students who download and use the Michigan Orientation app will receive an automatic update with Welcome to Michigan information in mid-August. The app is available on both the App Store and Google Play.  

Other Dates and Deadlines

  • AlcoholEdu for College & Haven - Understanding Sexual Assault (required courses for new students): Courses opened the week of August 7, and part 1 must be completed by September 5.
  • Meal plan changes will be allowed beginning August 22, 2017. Upgrades are allowed throughout the school year.
  • Parent & Family Weekend: Register starting September 19, 2017, for Parent & Family Weekend November 3-5
  • The football schedule is available on the MGoBlue website. 
  • Religious holidays are posted on the Office of the Provost website



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