Parents and Families

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Help for Students with Conflicts

How do you deal with conflict?  How does your student?  Read on for resources to help you help your student with all sorts of conflicts – from roommates to student organizations and beyond.

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Healthy College Relationships

In college, many young people explore what they want to give and receive in their personal and intimate relationships.  One Student Life program, Relationship Remix, gives Michigan students a chance to develop practical relationship skills.

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