Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student...

There are certain experiences that transcend years, decades, generations.   For parents, "off to college" is often as exciting and anxious and hopeful as it is for their students.

Royster Harper and students at the Detroit Reception

Student Housing is a Moving Experience

Very soon, the streets and sidewalks of Ann Arbor will suddenly gush with students and baggage-bearing parents.  It’s the great move-in before the fall semester begins.   And within only a few weeks – much too soon – your student will begin thinking about where he and his friends are going to live next year.

Moving in

Taste Ann Arbor's Culture

Is your student looking for something fun to do on campus the first week of classes? The 19th annual Taste of Culture will take place on Sunday September 8th from 2-6 pm.  

Taste of Culture

What's New in the Union?

The food court in the Michigan Union, often referred to as the MUG for Michigan Union Grill, is a popular gathering spot on campus where students meet, study, relax, and grab a bite to eat. When students return to campus this fall, they will experience new renovations and new vendors to enjoy there. 

Michigan Union


Commencement Brunch at the MI Union

Your student has spent hours at the Michigan Union studying for exams, participating in student organizations, and attending events.   Now your family can celebrate your student’s first day as a graduate in the same place - at the 2013 Commencement Brunch in the Michigan Union!

Commencement Table Set

Commencement 2013: What You Need to Know

To the Class of 2013 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan Spring graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  Several thousand students, parents, and friends will gather in Ann Arbor to celebrate. 

Michigan Union Spring

Raoul Wallenberg, U-M Grad

Did you know the University of Michigan proudly claims the largest living group of alumni in the world?  Many Michigan graduates go on to achieve incredible success in their chosen fields, none more profoundly than Raoul Wallenberg, 1935.

Raoul Wallenberg

A Career Grown from Service & Learning

The U-M Ginsberg Center’s mission is to engage students, faculty and community members in learning together through community service and civic engagement in a diverse, democratic society. Aaron Hurst shares how his time there as a student benefited his career and his life after college.

Aaron Hurst of the Taproot Foundation

Staying Connected to Michigan

The University of Michigan experience is shared every semester not only by enrolled students, but by many others, far and wide.  This video, recently created by U-M students, simply and vividly depicts the excitement of being accepted to Michigan, the thrill of attending, and the feeling of belonging and self-discovery so many find at Michigan.

Mom calling student on cell phone

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