Parents and Families

Help Students Prepare for this Summer and Beyond

What will your son or daughter be doing this summer? With fall semester still in full swing, it may seem too early to consider spring and summer classes or internships. But in fact, now is a great time to start thinking about plans for the months ahead.

The Career Center Office

UM Community Teach-In on Sexual Assault

In September, over 100 university students, faculty and staff attended the "Teach-In on Sexual Assault: Tools for Safety, Knowledge for Change," which was also broadcast in real time across campus for the entire community.


Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness (SAPAC) poster

UM a Leader in Helping Students Manage Food Allergies

For many students, college can provide exciting new freedoms. However, it also often presents a number of new and unexpected challenges. For students at the University of Michigan, one such difficulty is now much easier to manage – food allergies.

Food Labeling photo

Where to live next year... what's the rush?

Soon your student will be talking about living arrangements for next year. It’s a Michigan tradition, in the fall college friends (who may have only known each other for a few months) begin planning where they want to live nine months from now. What’s the rush? Well, off-campus apartment and rental property owners are marketing their student housing, and there is a long-held – and misleading – perception that all the good places to live off-campus are signed early. 

Northwood housing

Interfraternity Institute Gives Students Opportunities to Lead

For many alums who are now parents of current students, joining a Greek organization at U-M made you members of a special community for life. This sense of loyalty often extends outside of the individual chapter to the larger Greek community, especially if you held a leadership position within that larger community.

Parents are Key to a Healthy Campus Community

Although most U-M students make healthy and responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs, excessive and illegal alcohol use continues to impact the university's academic mission and our students’ academic potential.

Getting Involved on Campus Helps Launch Careers

Imagine two U-M students. Both attend class, do well and make friends. But one follows her interests outside the classroom: she joins student organizations, holds leadership roles and spends a summer interning in the field where she hopes to work. When it's time to apply for jobs, the second student will be ahead, explains Kerin Borland, Director of U-M’s Career Center.

Career Center iPlan graphic