Parents and Families

Student Perspective: Evan Malinowski, Student Manager, Residential Dining Services

When I came to the University of Michigan and started looking for a part-time job, I wasn’t expecting too much from it. I thought it would just take up some time and put a little money in my pocket. But after three years of working at the Hill Dining Center Marketplace, I can say I’ve learned a lot from my experiences as a Student Manager there.



A Moving Experience

The annual convergence of students and parents into Ann Arbor is a great migration, but you won’t see Move-In featured in Smithsonian Magazine.  For years, the scale of it all has been tamed by tremendous logistical coordination among University and Ann Arbor offices.  Well, nearly tamed.  There are still the tearful hugs and handshakes as parents and students part.  (Note: bring tissues.)


Reflections on Service and Learning at U-M

I came to the University of Michigan eager to learn and find new experiences. In high school, I was active in community service, but I wanted something more, something different.



Boxes and Key Cards and Mail—Oh My! Tips for Move-Out

As the academic year draws to a close, many parents hope final exams are the number one thing on their students’ minds. But parents can make the end of the year go more smoothly by reminding students not to neglect preparations to move out of their residence halls or apartments.


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