Parents and Families


Student Safety Education

"Is my student safe on campus?" It’s one of the most common questions parents ask, and it’s natural to wonder. Most U-M students are living away from parental oversight for the first time and making more of their own choices than ever before.  The good news is, the U-M Student Life takes student safety extremely seriously. 

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Our Time with Your Student...

Spring has gotten off to a very slow start in Ann Arbor – and much of the Midwest.  Nevertheless, the sense of spring is very much apparent on campus. Change, renewal and hope are in the air.

E. Royster Harper

Help Keep Them Fueled for Finals

With study days, finals and commencement just ahead, you can send your student support and love from afar with a delivery of balloons and edible gifts!

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Commencement Brunch at the MI Union

Your student has spent hours at the Michigan Union studying for exams, participating in student organizations, and attending events.   Now your family can celebrate your student’s first day as a graduate in the same place - at the 2013 Commencement Brunch in the Michigan Union!

Commencement Table Set

Commencement 2013: What You Need to Know

To the Class of 2013 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan Spring graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  Several thousand students, parents, and friends will gather in Ann Arbor to celebrate. 

Michigan Union Spring

Mental Health Skills for a Lifetime

Students will experience stress - on campus and beyond.  "The standard U-M students strive for is higher", says Tim Davis, Associate Director at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  And since stressors, like death and taxes, are an unfortunate certainty in life, CAPS prepares students for post-college reality by providing them with a wealth of proactive coping strategies they can use for years to come.

Health, Wellness, and Support

Raoul Wallenberg, U-M Grad

Did you know the University of Michigan proudly claims the largest living group of alumni in the world?  Many Michigan graduates go on to achieve incredible success in their chosen fields, none more profoundly than Raoul Wallenberg, 1935.

Raoul Wallenberg

Parent to Parent - Spring Break & Safety

Last time, we invited you to share advice with other Michigan parents about how to talk to students about Spring Break choices, including alcohol and staying safe.

Michigan Parent Orientation


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