Parents and Families

New Requirements for Students Traveling Abroad

In an effort to better serve students who may get sick while traveling or need assistance in the event of an emergency abroad, university officials recently announced a new policy detailing what students must do before traveling abroad on a university-sponsored trip.

U-M students traveling abroad

Message from the Vice President

After the emotional highs of exams, moving out, commencement ceremonies, and saying farewell to students heading out for the summer or off to a new life adventure, you might think that the University collectively exhales and relaxes for the next few months.  Not really.

E. Royster Harper


Parent to Parent - Empty Nest?

Last edition we asked parents: How did you cope when your first or only child left for U-M?  What helped with the transition?  What would you like to share with other first-time U-M parents? Here are some helpful suggestions and experiences from other Michigan parents and families.

A pair of University of Michigan Parents

CAPS Reports Latest Findings of Student Mental Health Survey

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has completed a report on the results of the third phase of its College Student Mental Health Survey.  The survey is a long-term project undertaken by CAPS, a unit within the Student Life, to describe, inform, and extend knowledge and understanding of college student mental health. 

parents

Building a Better Student Experience

The Student Life supports every aspect of student life through its services, programs and facilities.  Integral to the programs and services that develop the "whole" student, these facilities provide the connections students need for academic, personal and social support.  Additionally, student life facilities provide positive and memorable campus experiences.

Intermurals Building

The Michigan Difference: A Mother’s Perspective

Recently, I have been introduced to U-M's Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) which provides support for U-M students that are in recovery from substance abuse. My family has contributed funds and my husband and I are now involved in trying to raise awareness about the important work that CRP is doing.

Dad: Gene Goldberg, Mom: Amy Lazarus and their sons Ben, who is a senior at John

Armstrong Scholarship

The Armstrong Scholarship was established in 2011 by the parents of Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student-elected president of the Michigan Student Assembly, now called the Central Student Government.  The scholarship was set up in his name to help teenagers who face bullying attend the university.

The Armstrong family

Parent to Parent

Last edition we asked parents: "What suggestions would you have for other parents to help their students start planning now for the summer?  How can parents help students choose whether to enroll in classes, pursue an internship, travel abroad for academic or career interests, or get a jump on a good summer job?"

 

U of M parents at orientation

The Wellness Zone

Past the constant ringing of the phones at the front desk and students coming and going from their appointments, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has transformed one of its rooms into a stress-free zone in which students can immerse themselves.

Michigan Union

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