Parents and Families

Inclusive Campus: The Trotter Center

If your student is seeking a supportive space on campus where they can find their community, relax and rejuvenate, or meet up with like-minded others, consider suggesting that they visit the Trotter Multicultural Center!

Pres. Schlissel, VP Harper, Trotter Staff


A New Minor for Every Major

Is your student interested in a minor that will make their degree more marketable? Learning to work respectfully, inclusively, and productively with people who do not share our identities can be a major key to success in the classroom and the workplace. To foster these skills in your student, consider encouraging them to look at U-M's new minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

IGR Students Discuss Identity

Test Your Knowledge of Famous U-M Alumni

Use this quiz to see how much you know about some famous U-M alumni. (Don't worry, there won't be a midterm or final on this information!) The answers are listed at the bottom of the page.

Collage of famous alumni

Our Time with Your Student

Students are looking forward to Thanksgiving break. For most, it's time to reconnect with families and friends. And for those who do not leave Ann Arbor during the holiday, there is at least the promise to enjoy some time to relax and refresh.

E. Royster Harper

What Off-Campus Renters Need to Know

Student Legal Services can help students consider a lease, get ready to move in to an apartment, have their needs met during their tenancy, and recover their security deposit after they've moved out.

off-campus apartment

Students Eat Well with Michigan Dining

Eating a meal in the U-M residence halls looks very different from traditional cafeteria style settings, all thanks to the new Michigan Dining which now encompasses 7 residential dining halls, 28 retail stores, and on and off site catering. 

South Quad Dining Room

Once a Wolverine...

We met many parents during Student Move In this fall who are themselves Michigan alumni.  And others who were visiting Ann Arbor for the first time, but already decked out in Wolverine gear!  Whether your family is new to campus, or a multi-generational Wolverine household, we think you'll enjoy this Alumni Association video.  It was made by Michigan students for the whole Michigan family!

 

Mom and daughter

Our Time with Your Student

What experiences and perspectives do your students bring to our community? How will their backgrounds and opinions enrich our campus and our world? And how can you as a parent or family member support them in an exciting and challenging campus climate that can include difficult, even uncomfortable discourse?

Vice President E. Royster Harper

Michigan Dining Meal Plans

Your students are here and they are hungry. 

Michigan Dining is well equipped to handle thousands of hungry students on their way to class, the gym, a student organization meeting and, yes those just rolling out of bed.  With seven dining halls and dozens of cafes and shops around campus, you can rest assured that your student won't go hungry.

South Quad 24 Carrots station

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