Parents and Families




Our Time with Your Student

There's so much to hear from your student about the academic year—what they learned, what they loved, what they've become. Right now, students are facing the final stretch and are on the cusp of a transition, filled with expectation and, for some, a heightened sense of stress.

Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Make it a Productive Summer

Exams are underway, plans are being made for move out, the summer spans before your student with endless possibilities. Here are ideas for keeping minds fresh and moving towards goals this summer.

Students collaborating

Food Pantry Finds a New Campus Home

U-M students now have access to a regularly staffed and accessible food pantry on campus, thanks to the initiative of their fellow students.

Fresh vegetables at the Maize and Blue Cupboard

Is Your Student Considering Graduate School?

If your student has been thinking about graduate or professional school, they are not alone.  In any given year approximately 1,700 U-M Ann Arbor students and alumni will apply to medical/dental/pharmacy and other health profession schools and another 400 more will apply to law school.

Picture of student at suture clinic event

Making Ann Arbor Memories

If you plan to visit campus for graduation or to pick up your student, we hope you take time to enjoy some campus features and traditions. 

Graduates walk through the Cooley Fountain

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