Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

There's so much to hear from your student about the academic year—what they learned, what they loved, what they've become. Right now, students are facing the final stretch and are on the cusp of a transition, filled with expectation and, for some, a heightened sense of stress.

Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Plan Now for Parents & Family Weekend 2019

Parents & Family Weekend is October 4-6, 2019. Join us on campus for a fun and exciting program planned just for you. And now is a great time to start planning for your visit this fall.

A family at the Parent's and Family Weekend

Is Your Student Considering Graduate School?

If your student has been thinking about graduate or professional school, they are not alone.  In any given year approximately 1,700 U-M Ann Arbor students and alumni will apply to medical/dental/pharmacy and other health profession schools and another 400 more will apply to law school.

Picture of student at suture clinic event

Guide to Commencement 2019

Congratulations if your student is graduating this spring! We hope this guide will help take some of the stress out of the big day (or days) so that you and your student can enjoy this momentous occasion.

A graduation cap decorated with "I love you mom and dad" letters.

Making Ann Arbor Memories

If you plan to visit campus for graduation or to pick up your student, we hope you take time to enjoy some campus features and traditions. 

Graduates walk through the Cooley Fountain

Your Family Matters

I hope your students are feeling settled and inspired as they enter into another cozy month of studying, working, gaining life skills alongside members of their clubs and organizations and making memories with their friends.

Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Traveling the Globe with MDining

Your student’s education doesn’t only happen in the classroom or in front of textbooks. At the University of Michigan, educational activities look like a comprehensive immersion into a variety of cuisines and cultural experiences. 

Pop-up Dinner

Your Family Matters

Wherever U-M students spend the Thanksgiving break, they will be looking to decompress and relax before taking finals in December.  

Royster Harper, VP for Student Life