Parents and Families


What's New in the Union?

The food court in the Michigan Union, often referred to as the MUG for Michigan Union Grill, is a popular gathering spot on campus where students meet, study, relax, and grab a bite to eat. When students return to campus this fall, they will experience new renovations and new vendors to enjoy there. 

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New Health Insurance Options

Learn about implications that the Affordable Care Act may have for you and your student, and how the U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan may help. One important registration deadline is coming soon - September 24, 2013.  

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Student Perspective: The Journey Home

By Hilary Keno, Public Health Masters Student

What you don’t always expect when coming home after your freshman year is the power struggle that can occur when living back with your parents. It’s understandable that as a college student you may expect more independence and altogether forget you ever had a curfew, but your parents certainly don’t.

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What to Expect When Expecting A Student's Return

The thought of your student returning home, especially after freshman year, can be exciting and potentially unsettling. Your student will now be a young adult living in your home.  What will the new relationship look like? Read on for observations and suggestions for navigating the transition. 

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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.

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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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