Parents and Families

Discover Dining Options

With the Michigan Union closed for renovations this year, students have a great opportunity to explore other dining options. 

a nearby local cafe

Fraternity and Sorority Life Opportunities

At U-M, more than 6,000 students participate as members of over 60 organizations. Here are pointers to help you discuss Fraternity and Sorority Life with your student. 

Fraternity and Sorority members at a volunteer event.

Social Justice Education Opportunities

Do your students have a burning desire to take on the injustices in the world and seek to meld activist pursuits with a university degree? If so, they are in the right place!

U-M Students

Our Time with Your Student

At this time, students are preparing for finals, you may be anticipating their return, and meanwhile, we are planning to greet the class of 2022 with improvements to the first-year experience. 

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Major Decisions

Is your student undecided about a major? They are not alone. Most students enter U-M undecided about their  major. Even those who initially think they know what they want to study often change their plan.

Students run experiments outdoors.

Michigan Union Renovation

This spring the iconic Michigan Union will temporarily close for a significant renovation project to address aging infrastructure, improve safety, enhance student spaces, and restore the beautiful architecture.

Michigan Union on a snowy day

Holiday Greetings

Student Life at the University of Michigan sends warmest greetings and best wishes for the new year!  May your holidays be filled with laughter, peace, and love.

One tradition of the holiday season is to reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. That tradition mirrors the University of Michigan's resolve to develop leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. Our mission fosters a great community in which students grow and learn. And we thank you for allowing us to support and guide your student during their time here on campus.

We hope your holidays bring opportunities to reconnect with your student before Winter classes resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 

If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to email or call (734) 764-5132.

Happy holidays,
E. Royster Harper
Vice President for Student Life

To help Student Life continue making a difference in students' lives, please consider making a gift.

Michigan Union

Making the Most of Michigan

The value of a Michigan education goes far beyond the classroom walls. Students who engage with the campus community outside of the classroom will not only have an impressive resume to accompany their diploma but also will have acquired a greater perspective on the world around us.