Parents and Families

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Today University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon provided the biweekly Campus COVID-19 Briefing, where they were joined by campus leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions and responses to the U-M community. 

Yesterday, President Schlissel announced that the university will open Michigan Stadium to graduates during our May 1 virtual commencement ceremony. This opportunity follows two important changes: The state of Michigan has increased the allowed capacity of outdoor stadiums, and we are seeing far fewer COVID-19 cases among students. Numerous safety protocols will be in place for graduates who choose to view commencement in the stadium. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing and stadium announcement. 

To stay up-to-date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site. 


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we are committed to keeping you and your student up to date on current campus life and opportunities to make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement from U-M President Mark S. Schlissel. 

To stay up to date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.


Exploring interests, planning the future 

If your student is in the exploration stage of their education and career planning, they may want to use i-plan from the U-M Career Center to explore interests and much more. Consisting of three areas of focus -- Your Story, Your Community, and Your Presentation -- the i•plan™ represents the many small things your student can do throughout their time at U-M that build toward a fulfilling career.  The Career Center also offers a number of services and opportunities for your student.

Career Center

News from Recreational Sports…

Stay moving, stay busy, have fun -- your student can do it all via Recreational Sports. Read on for some updates on services and programs.

Rec Sports


What to do? Helping your student stay involved

From “Grab & Go” safe in-person activities to leadership series to virtual movie watch events, there’s always something happening for your student to stay active and involved.  

Finding Community

Study, creative spaces open in unions

The University’s Unions are open for study, respite and creation via a web-based space reservation system called Study Spaces at U-M. Study Spaces helps your student find and reserve designated individual study spaces, computer stations, a space to take a remote class, or just a dedicated quiet touchdown spot between classes.

Study Spaces

Rooting for Change: UMSFP Summit

Save the date! Rooting For Change, the University of Michigan’s Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP)’s Student Food Summit, will take place on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25, from 5-8 p.m.  The summit will include conversation about food systems, network with fellow sustainable foodies, participate in learning workshops, listen to tiny talks on food justice and more.

Rooting for Change

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