Parents and Families

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing presented biweekly by University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon. At the Campus COVID-19 Briefing, they were joined by campus leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions.

This week's briefing included discussions of health and safety as we continue the Winter semester, U-M’s vaccination efforts, and answers to questions from the community.

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

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

In our ongoing effort to keep you, your student and our campus community informed as we navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, your student received this emailed update announcement from University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel earlier today.

The email includes specifics about current protocols, health and safety measures, and the stay-in-place recommendation. Earlier this week, your student also received details regarding the Ann Arbor campus’s virtual Spring Commencement in May. 

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

Reminder: Theme Community deadlines

Next year your student has the opportunity to enhance their college experience by living within one of the many Theme Communities offered via Michigan Housing. As part of the University’s Living-Learning programs, theme communities are an opportunity to explore and experience college life with other students who share your students’ interests. Some communities encompass a floor, some encompass an entire hall, but all of them will help your student connect with peers, mentors and campus resources.

Applications for the Theme Community experience are open until May 5. 


Celebrate Black History Month 

Black History Month was kicked off with "A Conversation with Thought Leader and Changemaker LaTosha Brown!", an award-winning thought leader, social strategist, philanthropic consultant, jazz singer, and catalyst for change, on February 1. Additional events have been planned throughout the month. 

Organized by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) and the Black History Month Planning Committee, events include virtual panel discussions and talks, a financial series, and other related activities.

Ms. Brown

Take Time Before You Sign

It may just be the beginning of Winter semester, but if your student is thinking of looking to live off campus next year, it is never too early to start the process. Beyond The Diag, Student Legal Services, First Year Experience and Fraternity & Sorority Life have teamed up to put together an eye-catching and informative campaign -- The Take Time Before You Sign -- to  help students successfully navigate the house-hunting process. 

Take Time

Online, all the time: tips from FYE

If you, as a parent, have experienced online meetings, you can imagine online classes and student organizational meetings can be more exhausting than in-person classes due to reduced body movement. Here are some tips from the First Year Experience on how to relieve Zoom fatigue that you can share with your student,