Parents and Families

Summer 2015

Academic Calendar:

Tuesday, August 18 | Summer Half Term Classes End
Wednesday, August 19 | Study Day
Thursday-Friday, August 20-21 | Summer Half Term Examinations
Monday, August 31 | Fall Term Tuition Due
Friday-Saturday, September 4-5 | Fall Term Residence Hall Move-In
Tuesday, September 8 | Fall Term Classes Begin
Monday-Tuesday, October 19-20 | Fall Study Break

More registration deadlines can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website

2015 Welcome Week Events:

Friday, September 4                              

  • New Student Convocation, Crisler Arena, 5:30-6:30pm                 
  • Post-Convocation Picnic, Angell Lawn, 6:45pm-8pm
  • Escapade, Michigan Union, 7pm-10pm (Doors open at 7pm)
  • Artscapade, UMMA, 7pm-10pm (Doors open at 7pm)
  • Afterglow, Central Campus Diag, 10pm-12am

Saturday, September 5                       

  • Destination: Ann Arbor, Argo Park and The UM Arboretum, UM Museum Walk, Kerrytown & Farmers Market, Downtown/Main Street, 11-3pm 
  • Student and Parent Open House hosted by President Mark S. Schlissel, President's House, 815 S. University, 3pm-5pm
  • Safe, Happy & Healthy Tailgate, Crisler Center Parking Lot, Kipke Dr., 5pm-8pm
  • UMix Late Night - Michigan Stadium, 8pm-12am
  • Go Blue Mix! - Saturday 9/5, 8pm-midnight at Michigan Stadium 

Sunday, September 6                 

  • Recreational Sports Expo, Palmer Field, 11am-2pm                                                    
  • Party for Your Mind, Shapiro Libraries, 4-6pm                                                 
  • Taste of Michigan, Palmer Field; 6-8pm 
  • Meijer "Back to College" Event, Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, 9pm-1am                                       

Monday, September 7                 

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

Wednesday September 9

Thursday, September  10                               

Friday, September  11                     

Saturday, September  12                     

  • LSA Tailgate: Liberal Art Matters, Angell Hall Front Lawn, 10-11:30am
  • UM Home Football Game vs. Oregon State, Michigan Stadium 12pm

More events can be found on the Parents website and on the Happening @ Michigan Events Calendar

Other Dates and Deadlines

Any day is a good day to send a Carepackage!

As you send your student off, be sure to remember that no matter how far away you are you can still show you are thinking about them! Carepackages are perfect for Welcome Week, birthdays, finals, good luck, get well or just to surprise your student from afar! 


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Summer 2015 Newsletter

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