Parents and Families

Spring Break Already?

Although the school year just began, it's already time to start making plans for Spring Break, February 23-March 4, 2017. Here's information you can use to help your student consider options.

A Snapshot of Fraternity and Sororities at Michigan

For over 170 years, fraternities and sororities at Michigan have been developing leaders, contributing to the community through service and philanthropic opportunities, building lifelong relationships, and engaging students in educational and leadership programming outside the classroom.

Four students from 4 Greek Life Councils

Parents & Family Weekend

You’re invited to join us on campus for Parents & Family Weekend - November 3-5, 2017. Registration opens Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 8:00 am EST. 

Family at Move-in

Student Safety is Priority #1

They are all grown up and off to college, but it doesn’t mean you won’t worry about your student from time to time. At the University of Michigan, safety is a priority with numerous resources to ensure your student is experiencing a safe, secure environment. Here’s a handy guide to what’s available.


U-M Division of Public Safety and Security Officer and biker

Highlights of Your Student's Journey

As another school year wraps up, we invite you to join us in reflecting on your student’s first year: the journey that felt as though it may never begin, the trek that was over much too fast, the many experiences that shaped your student throughout the first year at U-M. 

Michigan Law Quad at Night

Celebrate the U-M Bicentennial

Once a Wolverine, always a Wolverine! 2017 provides a remarkable opportunity for your student to get involved with the U-M Bicentennial celebration. 

University of Michigan Bicentennial

How Students Get Involved on Campus

With 1,400+ student organizations and countless research, community engagement, and employment opportunities, U-M truly has something for everyone. But that can be overwhelming - where does one begin?

Listen More, Judge Less

One of the most essential skills that students can develop in life is to openly and honestly engage with differing worldviews, and the university supports this development in a variety of ways.

Listen more, judge less. We are here to learn from each other.

My Campus Job

Chances are, you and your family members might already know Nate Shrapnell. After spending two summers working for the Office of New Student Programs as both a Student Orientation Leader and Parent Orientation Leader, he has helped thousands of people make a smooth transition into their time as a college student or as the parent of one.