Parents and Families

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


Our Time with Your Student...

No doubt, moving on from the life of an undergraduate is a big adventure, whether your student is considering a career, an advanced degree, or a tour of duty as a volunteer in a service program.

E. Royster Harper

Learning Social Change at Michigan

Considering America’s growing diversity, Student Life understands just how important it is that Michigan graduates be comfortable and skilled working in diverse communities and organizations.  Conveniently, there is a program on campus that can help your student become more compassionate, open-minded, and as a result, better prepared to enter or rejoin the workforce after college.  

UM Grad Tamara Marzouk

A Career Grown from Service & Learning

The U-M Ginsberg Center’s mission is to engage students, faculty and community members in learning together through community service and civic engagement in a diverse, democratic society. Aaron Hurst shares how his time there as a student benefited his career and his life after college.

Aaron Hurst of the Taproot Foundation

Staying Connected to Michigan

The University of Michigan experience is shared every semester not only by enrolled students, but by many others, far and wide.  This video, recently created by U-M students, simply and vividly depicts the excitement of being accepted to Michigan, the thrill of attending, and the feeling of belonging and self-discovery so many find at Michigan.

Mom calling student on cell phone

Your Student’s Michigan Story

The University of Michigan boasts one of the largest and most diverse groups of graduates in the country, and each one has a Michigan "story." More than simply a diploma or a specific major, it is the story they’ve written through their time at Michigan as the leaders and the best.

Woman sitting in grassy field, reading a book

Social Networking & Today’s Job Search

Is spending too much time on social media preventing your student from getting a job or an internship? The answer may be – "It depends."

Social networking has been criticized as a complete waste of time. However, it's only unproductive if your student spends too much time on the "social" aspects of the networking.  When used on more professional terms, social networking sites can be a huge benefit in terms of increasing a student’s opportunity to land a job or an internship.

Woman at a computer

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