Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

Students are looking forward to Thanksgiving break. For most, it's time to reconnect with families and friends. And for those who do not leave Ann Arbor during the holiday, there is at least the promise to enjoy some time to relax and refresh.

E. Royster Harper

What Off-Campus Renters Need to Know

Student Legal Services can help students consider a lease, get ready to move in to an apartment, have their needs met during their tenancy, and recover their security deposit after they've moved out.

off-campus apartment

Pre-Med? Plan Ahead!

Did you know that 32% of UM students who entered the College of Literature Science and the Arts in Fall 2014 indicated an interest in pursuing a health-related profession?

Student Life's Career Center offers a number of services to support this large and talented pre-medical population including the recently launched AdviseStream.

Dad hugging student daughter

Parent to Parent - Students Choosing Classes

In the last issue, we asked: How do you help your students to make academic choices like selecting courses, areas of study, or how many credits to take next term? Has it changed for you over their time at Michigan?

U-M family on campus

Students Eat Well with Michigan Dining

Eating a meal in the U-M residence halls looks very different from traditional cafeteria style settings, all thanks to the new Michigan Dining which now encompasses 7 residential dining halls, 28 retail stores, and on and off site catering. 

South Quad Dining Room

Home for the Holiday

Some students will be returning home soon for the Thanksgiving break, and parents may be wondering what to expect. As students' independence and responsiblity increase, you may find some things will be different. 

student with parents

Ready-Set-Choose!

It's course selection time again, and you may be wondering what the parent's role is in charting a student's academic course. Read on for advice for parents about how to be helpful.

Student in a classroom

So Much to Do, So Little Time

Time management is one of the keys to success at college, yet many students struggle with it throughout their undergraduate career. "When you have so many things on your plate at once, time management becomes very difficult," explains LSA senior Marissa Miars. 

Burton Tower's Clock

Parent to Parent - How You Reach Your Student

Last edition we asked: How do you plan to stay in touch with your student now that Fall term is starting up? Phone? Email? Text? Tweet? Facebook? Facetime? Passenger pigeon? What works for you and your family? Many parents and families responded that they intend to use primarily email and phone.

Family at Student Move In, 2014

Once a Wolverine...

We met many parents during Student Move In this fall who are themselves Michigan alumni.  And others who were visiting Ann Arbor for the first time, but already decked out in Wolverine gear!  Whether your family is new to campus, or a multi-generational Wolverine household, we think you'll enjoy this Alumni Association video.  It was made by Michigan students for the whole Michigan family!

 

Mom and daughter

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