Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

As a family member of a Michigan undergraduate, you know one thing for sure: our students are always in motion, moving from classes, projects, jobs, clubs, activism, service, not to mention all time they spend working on their futures after graduation. 

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Student Safety is Top Priority

The University of Michigan is well equipped to help your student stay safe. In fact, staff in the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) work day and night to keep students and the broader community safe, and to foster the campus' friendly feel. 

Campus at night

How's the Food?

If your student eats in dining halls, you may wonder, how's the food, and can your student get what they need and want? 

Two students dining

How Students Get Involved on Campus

With 1,400+ student organizations and countless research, community engagement, and employment opportunities, U-M truly has something for everyone. But that can be overwhelming - where does one begin?

3 students talking at an outdoor student organization fair


Listen More, Judge Less

One of the most essential skills that students can develop in life is to openly and honestly engage with differing worldviews, and the university supports this development in a variety of ways.

Listen more, judge less. We are here to learn from each other.

Sustainability a U Lifestyle

It’s "earth first" for students like yours at the University of Michigan. Taking the lead towards a more sustainable world, U-M students are involved in sustainable organizations, projects and events. 

Students

Securing Off-Campus Homes during Break

As your student packs up for Thanksgiving or winter break, encourage them to think about how to safely secure their residence before they leave Ann Arbor.

Campus Security

Student Perspective: What We Need from You to Help Get Through Finals

As students find themselves in the home stretch of the semester with final projects and exams looming, they may begin feeling stressed or overwhelmed. After polling some current U-M students about what they would want their parents and families to know about supporting them through finals, there were four resounding themes that we heard.

Looking through a window into a room full of students studying

Personal Well-Being for Students

Students are asked to bring their “A-game” to every class, project and exam. Outside of class, U-M is committed to advancing holistic health and wellness for students.

Model of Personal Well-Being; Physical, Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, Spiritual

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