Parents and Families

Spring Adventures Ahead

Winter is an ideal time for students to plan spring adventures. Fortunately, the U-M Adventure Leadership program provides year-round outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for students, regardless of prior experience.

Woman wearing helmet and climbing

Meal Plans and More for Off-Campus Living

If your student has decided to live off-campus, they may still want to eat in the campus dining halls, regularly or occasionally. Several meal plans are available that provide delicious food and diverse choices. All without your student having to shop, cook and clean up! 


Students Can Buy Books Early Online

It may seem early to think about buying books for the winter semester, but thanks to the partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College, students are able to efficiently purchase books via an online portal.

Student looking through stacks of books

Michigan Union Reopens in January

When your U-M student returns from the winter break in January, they will have access to the newly renovated Michigan, with new gathering spaces and welcoming amenities. 

The Michigan Union at night


Financial Basics for Your Student

College is a time for your student to gain independence. Learning skills for managing money can help. By keeping some basics in mind, your student can get off to a good start, which can carry them through college, and set them on the right financial path as they graduate.

Block M held in a hand

Make It the Best Experience

There is so much more to gain with a well-rounded education at the University of Michigan than what is learned in the classroom. Engaging with the campus community through participation in events, volunteering, sports, and student organizations will not only add impressive items on a resume, but also help students gain a greater perspective on the world, and experiences for a rewarding life.

First Gen Students making the most of Michigan

Students Adjust to Succeed & Thrive

Adjustment is a key contributor to student success and thriving. One definition of adjustment is “to achieve a mental and behavioral balance between one's own needs and the demands of others.”

students balancing a hoola hoop

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