Parents and Families


Your Guide to Spring Commencement 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! To celebrate the university’s 200th birthday, the spring commencement will uniquely mark the milestone with multiple speakers, a musical performance and special seating for graduates on the field.​




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.

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