Parents and Families

Make It the Best Experience

There is so much more to gain with a well-rounded education at the University of Michigan than what is learned in the classroom. Engaging with the campus community through participation in events, volunteering, sports, and student organizations will not only add impressive items on a resume, but also help students gain a greater perspective on the world, and experiences for a rewarding life.

First Gen Students making the most of Michigan

School Spirit, Michigan Style

Many students say that they chose to attend the University of Michigan in part because of the tremendous school spirit. But what is this school spirit? 

Student in backpack walking past a sign that says It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine

Renting in Ann Arbor

While students are able to find off-campus housing throughout the year, most students secure housing for the next academic year before the fall semester ends. Here are some things your student should consider for their off-campus housing search.

campus rental

Our Time with Your Student

The college experience can be an exciting, yet also anxious, time for both parents and students. It’s the start of something big and new; the next chapter in a young person's life and a significant change for parents.

Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Move-In 101 for Fall 2019

Getting ready to help your student make the move to the University of Michigan? Here are the top tips for a smooth on-campus move-in.


Student Jobs on Campus

When students work, they can earn an income and gain valuable work experience. And when they work on campus, they don't have to look far for a job that’s convenient and flexible.

student helping students move-in

Parents & Family Weekend 2019

Parents & Family Weekend is just around the corner! Start planning your trip to Ann Arbor because events will take place October 4-6, 2019.

Parent Weekend Goodie Bag

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