Parents and Families

Keeping Your Student Safe

With the start of a new school year fast-approaching, take a moment to remind your student of the many safety resources and programs offered by the University of Michigan and the  Student Life:

bus station

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Works for Social Justice, Diversity

Building community and understanding among students is an essential part of the Student Life because it empowers students to further their understanding of the world around them and to challenge their preconceptions. The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs works to achieve this mission by engaging social justice issues through the lens of race and ethnicity with a wide variety of programs and partnerships.

Taste of Culture Event

Building a Better Student Experience

The Student Life supports every aspect of student life through its services, programs and facilities.  Integral to the programs and services that develop the "whole" student, these facilities provide the connections students need for academic, personal and social support.  Additionally, student life facilities provide positive and memorable campus experiences.

Intermurals Building

Alternative Spring Break

It’s spring break time again, and we’re wishing all our students a safe, relaxing, fun and invigorating break from classes and campus.  Some U-M students will be participating in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB), a service learning program sponsored by the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning through the SERVE office. Each year, approximately 400 students travel by road to 25 to 30 sites across the United States to engage in meaningful action and to seek understanding of the root causes of social issues. 

Student plays basketball with child

Traveling Abroad

As many students prepare to enjoy a well deserved break later this month, university officials remind parents about two important resources for students traveling abroad — the U-M Travel Registry and the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance.

Michigan Students in the Travel Abroad Program

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

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