Parents and Families


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

Your Student’s Michigan Story

The University of Michigan boasts one of the largest and most diverse groups of graduates in the country, and each one has a Michigan "story." More than simply a diploma or a specific major, it is the story they’ve written through their time at Michigan as the leaders and the best.

Woman sitting in grassy field, reading a book

A Major Debate

Upon being accepted to the University of Michigan, one of the first questions prospective students are asked is, "What are you going to major in?" The pressure is on instantly to make, what seems to be, that all-important decision.

Torso of man wearing a tie, arms crossed, and nametag reading Boss

Employers Seek Out Michigan Grads

The job market is improving, evidenced by more employers on campus, including many who had previously taken a recruiting hiatus.  The opportunities for Michigan students are many, and they come with high expectations from employers about what a Michigan student will bring as a new employee.

Employers who recruit at U-M want to know that students have succeeded academically as well as how they have taken advantage of the richness the university has to offer.  Just attending classes won’t compel an employer’s interest.

graduate holding diploma

Students Discover What They Do Best

Are you able to do what you do best every day? Many U-M student employees in Student Life, including over 500 in University Unions, get to participate in an online assessment called StrengthsQuest as part of their annual training. By identifying natural strengths, students can choose where to invest their energy to get the greatest return. And StrengthsQuest is just one of several helpful training programs that University Unions offers to student employees. 

Students in classroom

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