Parents and Families

Student Perspective: The Michigan Difference

By Stephanie Garbarino, a recipient of The Frank Cianciola Work Excellence scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding student employee who works in the Michigan Union.  It is named in honor of Frank Cianciola, former Michigan Union Director and Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Stephanie Garbarino

Emergency Preparedness

The University of Michigan is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community. Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries and crimes can occur without warning at any time. We continually review and update our preparedness measures to address evolving threats. Preparedness at Michigan involves collaboration between the leaders in each division and department throughout the University.

Student's Rights, Responsibilities, and Policies

Michigan students have both rights and responsibilities. We take seriously the assurance of these rights for every member of the community. Likewise, we expect each community member to fulfill his or her responsibilities. The following policies are designed to support and maintain a scholarly community that values diversity and an inclusive educational environment.

Men's Rowing Team Proves to be Leaders and Best

The Men's Rowing team truly represents Michigan as the Leaders and Best. This year, the team posted a record of 74-4, winning both the Aberdeen "Dad" Vail and the ECAC National Invitational regattas.

Men's Rowing Team Members

Where to live next year... what's the rush?

Soon your student will be talking about living arrangements for next year. It’s a Michigan tradition, in the fall college friends (who may have only known each other for a few months) begin planning where they want to live nine months from now. What’s the rush? Well, off-campus apartment and rental property owners are marketing their student housing, and there is a long-held – and misleading – perception that all the good places to live off-campus are signed early. 

Northwood housing

Interfraternity Institute Gives Students Opportunities to Lead

For many alums who are now parents of current students, joining a Greek organization at U-M made you members of a special community for life. This sense of loyalty often extends outside of the individual chapter to the larger Greek community, especially if you held a leadership position within that larger community.

Getting Involved on Campus Helps Launch Careers

Imagine two U-M students. Both attend class, do well and make friends. But one follows her interests outside the classroom: she joins student organizations, holds leadership roles and spends a summer interning in the field where she hopes to work. When it's time to apply for jobs, the second student will be ahead, explains Kerin Borland, Director of U-M’s Career Center.

Career Center iPlan graphic