Parents and Families

Stay Safe

This coming weekend includes two usually social and exciting events for your student: Halloween and the U-M vs MSU football game. But, considering the recent Stay in Place order, how does your student stay safe yet still have fun?  And how does your student stay active while staying home? 

Stay Safe, Stay Connected
COVID-19 isn't going away anytime soon and connecting with others is an important part of your student’s well-being. There are many virtual activities, events and resources available for your student at U-M. The University has launched a new page on the Maize and Blueprint with tips to Stay Safe, Stay Connected, with a breadth of activities and programs for your student. 

This includes activities for Halloween, such as a virtual international Halloween party and DIY crafts. Ways to cheer on the Wolverines while staying healthy and safe, are also available such as Hail From Home, Bringing UM Football to Your Virtual Game Day.  Many more events and activities can be found for every interest at Happenings@Michigan

Recreational Sports
A loss of access to Recreational Sports facilities has undoubtedly created challenges for your student to stay physically active at this time. Please remind your students of the following options available so they can keep moving:

Group-X program is a great option for your students to still stay active while staying in place. Recreational Sports is offering over 50 classes a week like Zumba, Yoga Flow, Pilates and Cardio Hip Hop. A Group-X pass is $35 and allows for unlimited access the rest of this semester. Fortunately, Central Student Government is subsidizing 100 passes for those receiving a Pell Grant or other need-based financial aid. Students can apply through October 31 here.  

Intramural Sports is offering free, outdoor drop-in activities at Mitchell and Elbel Fields through Tuesday, November 3. Activities like bocce, kan-jam, ladder golf and more will be available. 
Check the Recreational Sports website for the full listing of activities and times activities are available.