Parents and Families

Off Campus Virtual Housing Fair

With the university plan for an in-person Fall Semester, many students are in the process of wanting to secure off-campus housing for the 2021-22 year. If this is your student, then we would encourage them to participate in our Off Campus Virtual Housing Fair, taking place on Tuesday, April 20, 12 -1 p.m. The event offers an opportunity to chat live (via Zoom) with housing providers, ask questions about the accommodation that's available, and find out more about living off campus in Ann Arbor.

Housing Fair

Important dates to remember

Important dates remaining in the semester include:

  • Classes End Wednesday, April 21,

  • Study Days Thursday, April 22, and April 24 – 25
  • Examinations Friday, April 23, and April 26 – 30

  • Spring Commencement -- a virtual ceremony -- Saturday, May 1 at noon

  • Commencement Activities Thursday April 29 – Sunday, May 2

  • Spring Classes Begin, Tuesday, May 4

Canopies return, offer outdoor study space

Fresh air and sunshine while studying...The outdoor canopies that were popular places for your student to study last fall are back! The canopies opened April 6 and will be available from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays and from noon-6 p.m. on weekends. Full details are in this University Record article.


Winter term departure testing

As your student prepares to end the Winter term, and leave the University of Michigan campus, all students are encouraged to continue practicing enhanced social distancing and be tested before they leave campus. Following these protocols will promote safety by reducing the likelihood of students infected with COVID-19 returning to their permanent residences and surrounding communities. As a U-M student, your student plays an important role in helping to keep the U-M community — as well as your communities back home — as safe as possible.


Student vaccination information

As of April 5, your student became eligible to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines, as the state expanded eligibility to include all Michigan residents age 16 and older.  There are now opportunities designed to help your U-M student get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning home. Appointments are available on campus at Michigan Stadium and through partnerships with local pharmacies. Learn how to help your wolverine get registered to be vaccinated at


What’s New? Stay Up-to-date...

Every Friday, University of Michigan leadership provides an update on the current campus situation and plans to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID pandemic. These include updates on the fall -- now planned to be a more traditional in-person and residential fall semester for the Ann Arbor campus -- as well as vaccines, protocols and upcoming events.  If you miss any of these Friday updates, you can view President Mark S. Schlissel’s most recent message at any time during the week. You also can stay informed on a daily basis by visiting the Campus Maize and Blueprint page.

Campus Blueprint

Our Time With Your Student

Dear Wolverine Families,

I recently told Student Life staff how nervous I was that I would wake up on April 1 and find out that all the good signs of the pandemic slowing down were just an elaborate April Fool’s prank. But this is no prank. This is progress.

Martino Harmon

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

As the COVID-19 situation evolves and the semester winds down, we are committed to keeping you and your student up to date on current campus life and opportunities to make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement from U-M President Mark S. Schlissel. 

To stay up to date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.