Parents and Families

Inclusive Campus: Student Life Resources

In this ongoing feature, we provide information about Student Life programs, services, and spaces designed for your student's identity-related needs and interests.


Take the Stress Out of Move-In

Even if it's not officially marked, Move-In is one of the biggest days on the calendar, for your family, your students, and the staff of Student Life alike. If you've done it before, you've had a glimpse of just how much happens over a few days, as the streets of Ann Arbor fill with students, parents, and beanbag chairs, crisscrossing town. If this year will be your first, you're probably deep into planning and wondering if there are any tricks.


Key Conversations to Have with Your Student

If you attended Parent and Family Orientation, you may recall a few suggested key conversations to have with your student. Research shows it is important to talk with your student frequently to keep the lines of communication open. This article suggests topics to get you started.


Campus Safety is a Community Effort

The University of Michigan is a large, active community surrounded by a vibrant city.  Lots to do and places to go.  Classes, meetings, study activities and social gatherings occur across campus at all hours, day and night.

University Police


Where to live next year... what's the rush?

Soon your student will be talking about living arrangements for next year. It’s a Michigan tradition, in the fall college friends (who may have only known each other for a few months) begin planning where they want to live nine months from now. What’s the rush? Well, off-campus apartment and rental property owners are marketing their student housing, and there is a long-held – and misleading – perception that all the good places to live off-campus are signed early. 


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