Parents and Families

Conflict Happens

Conflict is a normal part of the human experience.  And college is a common time in which students learn to navigate conflicts in ways that may be new to them.

Resolve Conflicts Peacefully poster

Students Change It Up

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help... but didn't? You're not alone! That's called being a bystander: someone who's watching, but not involved. Change it Up! is giving students the tools & confidence to make a difference in all sorts of situations.

The U-M Educational Theatre Co.

Our Time with Your Student

In my service as Vice President for Student Life, I often have the opportunity to witness true excellence; it comes in many forms in our students' lives. Unfortunately, it also happens sometimes that our students fail to live up to and reflect that standard. 

Royster Harper

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

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