Parents and Families

Do you know about Adaptive Sports and Fitness?

‘Get out and get moving’ is not always as simple as it sounds. Physical fitness -- vital for your student’s health and wellness -- can be a challenge for individuals with mobility impairments. The Adaptive Sports and Fitness program at the University of Michigan is working to make sure all students have opportunities for participation -- whether the student is an advanced athlete or just wants to have fun. 

Adaptive Sports

Feeding the body, and the mind

Nutrition comes in many forms -- mind, body and soul. A collaboration of the Maize and Blue Cupboard, the Michigan College of Engineering C.A.R.E. Care Center, and MDining aims to hit all three with Stressbuster events designed to offer useful tips and relaxing breaks for your student.


Start planning now: summer internships, networking, career

February is a good time to inquire about your student’s summer or after graduation plans, and the University of Michigan Career Center has many tips and programs that can help your student make the most of this time. From exploring interests to planning the future to networking resouces, the Center can assist your student.


Wellness breaks and travel tips

University of Michigan students will have two Wellness Breaks from classes this term -- a one-day break on February 24 and a second one-day break on March 23. No spring break is planned for this semester in an effort to reduce the amount of back-and-forth travel during the semester. For students who do need to travel, several campus resources explain travel tips, restrictions and protocols in detail.


What to know about COVID and campus

From the Call Center to testing and vaccinations, there is a lot of information to keep up with regarding COVID-19 and campus protocols and resources. Here's a wrap up of current campus and COVID-19 information. 


Important dates to remember 

Seems like the Winter semester just started, but your student is almost half way through. From Well-Being Breaks to Study Days to Commencement, it’s a good time to note some important dates remaining in the semester. 


Our Time With Your Student

Dear Wolverine Families, 

As we get closer to the first Well-Being Break on February 24, it’s a great time to review the resources and services available to take care of U-M students in a holistic way. We know it can be tricky for students to navigate such a big university, especially during the pandemic. That’s why we started sending students a digest of suggestions each Sunday, on how to make the most of our offerings that week. This past Sunday’s message, for example, featured everything from recommendations on finding new study buddies through Speed Friending events, to tips on securing summer internships. 

Martino Harmon