Parents and Families

Go Blue Bucks!

Blue Bucks are the campus currency at Michigan. With just a swipe of the Mcard - the essential campus ID - Blue Bucks are used for food, vending, laundry and more.  They are easy to use and accepted for all sorts of purchases across campus...

Blue Bucks are handy

Talking About Campus Challenges

Remind your student that mutual respect does not require agreement; and it is the expectation of the University that differences of perspective will be treated with sensitivity, and that all students and community members will be safe and welcome.

Family at Student Move In, 2014

Take the Stress Out of Moving 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, criss-crossing town. If this year will be your first, you're probably deep into planning and wondering if there are any tricks.

Move-In time

Our Time with Your Student...

Whether your student is starting at the University of Michigan or returning for senior year, this is an exciting journey for both of you.   

E. Royster Harper

Keeping Campus Safe & Secure

Sending your student off to college can be filled with much emotion.  The anticipation of the unknown may leave some parents thinking, "what will they do without us?"

Campus pathways lit up at night

The Michigan Union at Your Service

This summer, renovations have been wrapping up at South Quad, the new Munger graduate residence is rising higher, and West Quad is closed for a complete renovation.  When you visit campus, you will undoubtedly notice some construction fencing! In the heart of all this exciting activity, the Michigan Union’s operations and hours of service remain in full swing.  

Michigan Union


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.

two parents in a kitchen

Got Questions? Get Answers!

Campus Information is more than just a hub of information about the university and Ann Arbor.  Students staff the Campus Information desks and help fellow students, staff, parents, faculty and townspeople navigate campus and provide answers to a wide array of questions.

Campus Information staff

Congratulations UM Debate!

Some great, breaking news – Juniors Ellis Allen and Alex Pappas of the UM Debate Team won second place at the 2014 National Debate Tournament. UM Debate takes 2nd place at the National Tournament, 2014!

Ellis Allen & Alex Pappas, UM Debate

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