Parents and Families

What are you grateful for?  

Perhaps you’re grateful for your student at the University of Michigan, bright and full of potential.

Perhaps you’re grateful for the university itself and the impact it has on your student, or its contributions over the last 200 years (see Bicentennial).

As we reflect on our blessings, please keep in mind an upcoming opportunity to express your gratitude: Giving Blueday on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

This is a day for everyone who is thankful for U-M to join together to support students, transform lives, shape the world, and make more great things happen.  You can support the causes, schools, units, or student organizations that you feel most passionate. You can make a difference in thousands of lives and have an impact on the future of our world. You can become a “victor for Michigan” by through your donations.  With social media challenges, special events, and real-time updates throughout the day, you and your student can show your pride with a gift to the university.

Please visit Giving Blueday to learn how to participate in this university-wide day of giving, or to make a donation.

As ever, please contact this office –, or (734) 764-5132 – or any of my Student Life colleagues whenever we can be of service to you.

E. Royster Harper
Vice President for Student Life


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