Parents and Families

The New and Improved Intramural Sports Building

Students will soon have a freshly renovated Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), complete with many significant updates, including increased space for cardio, strength and group fitness programs.

IMSB Window

Student Life Work Experiences Translate into Career Skills

Can holding a job and studying for a degree mix? At the University of Michigan, students strike a successful balance via Student Life jobs across campus. Each year, Student Life employs more than 4,000 students in positions ranging from dining staff to retail associates at a diversity of locations. 



Our Time with Your Student

Every parent wants their student not just to succeed academically, but also to grow, to flourish -– to be happy at Michigan. And the truth is, these two sides of campus life aren't so separate. The students who excel in the classroom are very often the ones who have formed friendships at college, who have found their place, their community.

E. Royster Harper with Students at a Fireside Chat

Food Allergies? MDining Has It Covered

Statistics show that one in 13 students have food allergies. When moving away from home to attend college, having to add food allergies into the mix can make it even more challenging. At the University of Michigan, MDining is helping students take the guesswork out of the equation.

drumstick bowls

Jump into a Student Organization

College life is more than attending classes and getting good grades. A well-rounded university lifestyle -- including involvement in student organizations and programs, clubs, sports and events -- makes the experience a memorable and successful time.

Student Orgs


Got a question? Start with Campus Information

Navigating a large campus such as the University of Michigan's, which at last count hosted 584 buildings, can be a daunting experience. U-M has a variety of resources, including those found at Campus Information, to make you and your students' Wolverine experience a breeze.

Campus Info desk at Michigan Union

Our Time with your Student

For parents, this time of year has an excitement all its own: soon, the academic year will end, and your students might be returning home -- if only for a brief stop before further adventures over the summer. If this is your student's first year at U-M, it can be a particularly keen feeling. Having spent the academic year trying to support them from afar, what will it be like when they're back under your roof?

E. Royster Harper

Outdoor Adventures for Families

Ready for an adventure? How about planning a family outdoor trip with your student next time you're on campus? Into camping, rock climbing, backpacking, or simply enjoying the great outdoors? U-M's Outdoor Adventures program provides year-round outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for students and their families.


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