Parents and Families

Celebrate the U-M Bicentennial

Once a Wolverine, always a Wolverine! 2017 provides a remarkable opportunity for your student to get involved with the U-M Bicentennial celebration. 

University of Michigan Bicentennial

How Students Get Involved on Campus

With 1,400+ student organizations and countless research, community engagement, and employment opportunities, U-M truly has something for everyone. But that can be overwhelming - where does one begin?

3 students talking at an outdoor student organization fair

Listen More, Judge Less

One of the most essential skills that students can develop in life is to openly and honestly engage with differing worldviews, and the university supports this development in a variety of ways.

Listen more, judge less. We are here to learn from each other.

My Campus Job

Chances are, you and your family members might already know Nate Shrapnell. After spending two summers working for the Office of New Student Programs as both a Student Orientation Leader and Parent Orientation Leader, he has helped thousands of people make a smooth transition into their time as a college student or as the parent of one. 

Nate

Our Time with Your Student: Together We Can Do So Much

We are proud to announce the launch of a student-initiated Leadership Engagement Scholarship. The scholarship was created by students for students, with the intended goal of creating opportunities for all, while expecting engagement from all.

Many Voices - Our Michigan

Giving Blue

You and your student are invited to transform lives, shape the world and make great things happen on November 29, 2016. Over the course of 24 hours, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a gift to support what you are most passionate about.

Giving Blue 2016

Our Time with Your Student

It’s only been a few weeks since move-in, but for students and parents it's already a different world. That’s especially true if this is your student’s first year, or your first student off to college. And while your student is taking in a million new experiences and asking questions, I know that as parents you have plenty of questions of your own. And most likely topping that list is the question, "Is my student getting to feel at home?"

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life


The Housing Search Process and Your Important Role

Housing search...already? It's true - the search for 2017-2018 housing can sneak up on your student quickly this fall. Many students will secure housing before they leave for winter break and others will wait as they consider alternative options.

Students at Beyond the Diag table

Jump into a Student Organization

College life is more than attending classes and getting good grades. A well-rounded university lifestyle -- including involvement in student organizations and programs, clubs, sports and events -- makes the experience a memorable and successful time.

Student Orgs

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