Parents and Families

Virtual support programs for students

The University of Michigan believes in providing a comprehensive experience to all students, because beyond the classroom, wellness, support and DEI programs help develop the whole student. That did not change when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since then, Student Life services, programs and events have gone virtual so that we can continue to safely connect and make a positive impact on the lives of U-M students 

Here’s a look at what’s available for your student...

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Unprecedented Times: Helping Your Student

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it unprecedented experiences, especially for students navigating their way through this next big milestone in life: college.  As a parent, you can assist your student in making this time a rewarding, educational and healthy endeavor, even though the “norms” of the college experience have changed. Recognizing your students' experience of loss and grief over not having the "normal/expected college experience" -- and helping them develop a balanced, confident perspective -- is essential.
Here are some things you can do ...

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Get fit, stay fit with Rec Sports

Sure, it is easy to plan fitness routines when “going to the gym” is something your student can do after class. But with facilities closed for the COVID shutdown, that option hasn’t been available. However, there are lots of options for students to social distance and stay safe and healthy while still exercising. For example, did you know Rec Sports now has virtual Group X fitness options? 


UHS, Wolverine Wellness offer virtual services

Your student can access both University Health Services and Wolverine Wellness health care and wellness services virtually. During the COVID-19 pandemic, University Health Service (UHS) has remained committed to serving students in person and by telehealth,  via phone, video, or patient portal messaging. Wolverine Wellness -- which works to infuse well-being into campus culture, address systemic challenges to well-being, and support positive social norms -- also provides virtual services to support student health and well-being


Stay informed with Maize & Blueprint

You can stay up-to-date on the latest campus planning efforts for all U-M campuses as well as health and wellness measures, class formats, and specifics on housing and dining, by visiting the Maize & Blueprint website. Check back frequently for the most current information.

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What Will Housing Look Like In The Fall?

We are looking forward to welcoming your student to the University of Michigan campus this fall. The health, well-being and safety of your student is a top priority. If your student is returning to the residence halls, new procedures will be in place for pre-move-in, arrival, and how room assignments will be made. Enhanced cleaning protocols will also be in place for the ongoing residential living experience.


Safety is Key: New Facility Cleaning Protocols

As students come back to Campus this fall, they will find more stringent protocols to ensure their safety in the residential halls, educational spaces, and other facilities.  

Working with the University of Michigan's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) organization and following the guidance set forth from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Student Life Facilities' custodians will be using disinfectants, such as Oxivir TB, that have been pre-approved by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging viral pathogens.