Parents and Families

From Dining to Dream Job

What started out as an opportunity to earn money with a short commute for one student, turned out to be a chance to build "soft skills" that employers highly value. 

Michigan Dining Student Staff

Maize & Blue & GREEN Move-Out

Students moving out of University Housing this month have many options to recycle, re-use, and donate items to minimize waste and keep the planet green.

Student moving belongings with parents

Our Time with Your Student

The end of the academic year is an exciting time on Michigan’s campus. Your student may be experiencing anxiety or joy, uncertainty or celebration. Or a bit of all of that! For some on campus, April has brought conflict and even controversy. We in Student Life are right there with them.

Royster Harper

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

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