Parents and Families

Parent to Parent - The Important Role of Casting a Ballot

Earlier this month at the New Student Convocation ceremony, U-M President Schlissel reminded students: "Decisions are made by those who show up. Get out and vote in November." Are you talking with your student about the importance of voting this year? 

Vote November 8, 2016

Making Connections with the University Career Center

Fall semester has begun and it's time for students to get started on achieving their career goals. You can try these conversation starters to help your student learn about and use the extensive resources available through the University Career Center.

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The Housing Search Process and Your Important Role

Housing search...already? It's true - the search for 2017-2018 housing can sneak up on your student quickly this fall. Many students will secure housing before they leave for winter break and others will wait as they consider alternative options.

Students at Beyond the Diag table

Dates to Remember - September 2016

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Ann Arbor. The students are back to school and schedules fill up quickly. We've gathered a list of important dates for the coming semester. Mark your calendars!

September 2016

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.

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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

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