Parents and Families

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Exams are underway, plans are being made for move-out, and the summer spans before your student with endless possibilities.

If your student is still unsure about their plans, a great starting point might be to ask, If you could do anything this summer, what would it be? 

Here are ideas for keeping minds fresh and moving towards goals this summer. Your student may want to:

  • Work to make money and gain on-the-job experience
  • Take classes at U-M or elsewhere
  • Start a business, a blog, a movement
  • Travel to visit locations, people or graduate schools of interest
  • Develop relationships with mentors and colleagues
  • Reconnect with family and friends

Summer is also a great time to explore career interests. Students can:

Your student may also want to take a needed break this summer, and physical activity can be part of that plan. 

  • Adventure Leadership Trips offer experiential education with opportunities to explore leadership skills, team building, and the environment through adventure-based events and outdoor recreation. Students can try rock climbing, camping, backpacking, or just enjoying the great outdoors - no experience necessary. And all trips are open to the public so you could join your student.
  • If your student is in Ann Arbor this summer, they may want to take advantage of Group-X fitness classes, including cycling, core conditioning, strength training, high-intensity interval training, cardio, Zumba, dance-based fitness, fusion, and yoga. Classes take place at the Central Campus Recreation Building and Intramural Sports Building and are available to currently enrolled U-M students and Recreational Sports members.

Please encourage your student to check out the myriad campus resources and plan a visit to the University Career Center.


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April 2019 Newsletter

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