Parents and Families

Have a Wonderful Summer!

The folks at U-M Student Life wish you and yours a delightful, rejuvenating, and safe summer season. 

Many parents and families like to visit Ann Arbor in the summer months. Here's a suggestion from one Michigan Family:

We are kicking off summer with a visit to....Ann Arbor! Since our student is doing an on-campus internship this summer, we will miss seeing her at home in California. We are looking forward to trying some new restaurants in town, and taking some side trips in Michigan, a great state!

If you're also planning to visit Ann Arbor, don't miss U-M's Nichols Arboretum. Here's an enjoyable video of a sunny summer day in the Arb from the U-M Alumni Association designed to inspire happy memories of Michigan, whether you're a new graduate, alumni, or parents or family members of current students.

Have a wonderful summer! And we'll be here in Ann Arbor getting ready for academic year 2014-2015.

 

To help Student Life continue making a difference in students' lives, please consider making a gift.

Royster Harper and students at a Detroit reception

Congratulations UM Debate!

Some great, breaking news – Juniors Ellis Allen and Alex Pappas of the UM Debate Team won second place at the 2014 National Debate Tournament. UM Debate takes 2nd place at the National Tournament, 2014!

Ellis Allen & Alex Pappas, UM Debate

Move-Out, Recycling and Reuse

Residence Hall Move-Out will begin in the last days of April as students complete their exams, and continue until May 1 when the residence halls close at 11 a.m. And each year Move-Out presents a shining moment in the University’s recycling and reuse campaign with students.

Move-Out recycling

A Spring Break to Remember

As arctic temperatures embrace Ann Arbor, students have started to count down the days until spring break (March 1-9, 2014) for a respite from studying and possibly even from the winter weather. But whether your student’s plans include a service learning trip, skiing the Rockies, travel to an exotic beach, or just hanging out in Ann Arbor, it can be seen as a time for wild behavior as a rite of passage. And this can create safety concerns.

school in the winter

Academic Advising Helps Students Find Their Place

Is your student feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices and opportunities at Michigan? Are they undecided about what to major in? Or maybe they’re looking for programs to enrich their field of study (that also look great on a resume). Maybe it’s time for a visit with an academic advisor.

hall way


Our Time with Your Student

As you can imagine, the president of a world-class teaching and research university such as U-M bears great responsibilities, leading and advancing the institution in its mission of excellence for students, faculty, researchers, and staff.

E. Royster Harper

Maximizing Your Tuition Dollars!

Did you know that U-M has raised over $1.7 billion in donor gifts in the past two years? Gifts to Student Life make a significant impact on our ability to provide a stellar Michigan experience while also containing costs for students and families.

Victors for Michigan

When Your Student Asks About Housing for Next Year…

Your student is likely already thinking about housing next year. Off-campus properties have begun marketing to students to commit to leases for next fall.  University Housing contracts will be available in January.  Costs, leases, location, safety and support are important factors to take into consideration.  Here are some points to help you discuss housing plans with your student.

Student housing

Our Time with Your Student

Because learning and growth occurs in and out of the classroom, our role is to support your student’s development and well-being – academically, socially and personally.

E. Royster Harper

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