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

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



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

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

Career Planning Begins in Year One

For many families, one of the goals of sending a student to the University of Michigan is to ensure great job prospects after graduation. By taking advantage of and knowing how to access all the university has to offer, undergraduates can find success after college.

A medical student

Renting in Ann Arbor

While students are able to find off-campus housing throughout the year, most students secure housing for the next academic year before the current fall semester ends. 

an apartment building


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