Parents and Families

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

Our Time with Your Student

What experiences and perspectives do your students bring to our community? How will their backgrounds and opinions enrich our campus and our world? And how can you as a parent or family member support them in an exciting and challenging campus climate that can include difficult, even uncomfortable discourse?

Vice President E. Royster Harper

Michigan Dining Meal Plans

Your students are here and they are hungry. 

Michigan Dining is well equipped to handle thousands of hungry students on their way to class, the gym, a student organization meeting and, yes those just rolling out of bed.  With seven dining halls and dozens of cafes and shops around campus, you can rest assured that your student won't go hungry.

South Quad 24 Carrots station


Dates to Remember - September 2014

With school in full swing, the weeks will fly by fast!  These dates will keep you on top of deadlines and schedules through this first semester.

September 2014

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 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.


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

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