Parents and Families

Student and Parents at move in

Summer is waning, and thoughts turn to Move-In.  The annual journey to Ann Arbor is an exciting time. For older students, it’s back to familiar faces and places for another year of study.  For new students and parents, it can be bittersweet separation from home and child for the first time.  Student Life staff are getting ready to help make it a good experience. 

University Housing

Moving into campus housing, traffic control around the residence halls and undergraduate apartments is carefully managed by temporary detours and lane closures and ever-friendly Housing Security officers.  There is parking along the streets – at least long enough to unload the car – but it’s important to bring the Unloading Permit that students can download from the Housing website.  

Student volunteers (Move-In Makers) are on hand to help transport stuff from the cars to the rooms.  Lots of information about Move-In is located on the Housing website, including details such as:

Off Campus Communities

For students moving into off-campus apartments and rental properties, the Off-Campus Housing website has helpful information including:

Beyond the Diag was launched by the Dean of Students Office last year to establish a network of off-campus neighborhoods within Ann Arbor where many U-M students live. The outreach and organized activities in these neighborhoods help foster a greater sense of community and improve communication between neighbors and the University.  Beyond the Diag created the Off Campus Living Guide to provide helpful information about fire safety, night transportation services, student safety and health services, and city ordinances that off-campus residents should know. 

For city resources and information pertinent to U-M students (including trash pick-up, polling locations, etc.), check out the Student Living section of the Ann Arbor website.

Campus Navigation Help

Campus Information is your source for all the important information about the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor area. Need to know who to contact about housing or looking for someone to talk to about financial aid? Campus Information can help. For your trip to Ann Arbor, call Campus Information for the latest campus updates, hotel or restaurant information, and more.

Campus Information Centers are located in the Michigan Union and Pierpont Commons, or email them at or call 734-764-4636.

As the students settle into their rooms and apartments, Welcome Week engages friends old and new in a variety of activities to enjoy and become comfortable on campus before the start of classes.

To help the Division of Student Life continue making a difference in students’ lives, please consider making a gift.

Summer 2012 Newsletter

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