Parents and Families

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

Can We Count On You?

Join us this Giving Blueday (Tuesday, November 27th) and support what you love about the University of Michigan! This 24-hour, university-wide day of giving brings our community together to make a difference in the lives of so many.

Giving Blueday 2018

Recreational Sports Meets Students' Needs

Recreational Sports got a facelift. And students like yours were the catalyst. Student feedback through the student organization Building a Better Michigan and the Advisory Committee of Recreational Sports, along with additional feedback sessions, were integral in the decision-making process.

North Campus Recreational Building - equipment