Parents and Families

Michigan Union Reopens in January

When your U-M student returns from the winter break in January, they will have access to the newly renovated Michigan, with new gathering spaces and welcoming amenities. 

The Michigan Union at night


Financial Basics for Your Student

College is a time for your student to gain independence. Learning skills for managing money can help. By keeping some basics in mind, your student can get off to a good start, which can carry them through college, and set them on the right financial path as they graduate.

Block M held in a hand

Make It the Best Experience

There is so much more to gain with a well-rounded education at the University of Michigan than what is learned in the classroom. Engaging with the campus community through participation in events, volunteering, sports, and student organizations will not only add impressive items on a resume, but also help students gain a greater perspective on the world, and experiences for a rewarding life.

First Gen Students making the most of Michigan

Students Adjust to Succeed & Thrive

Adjustment is a key contributor to student success and thriving. One definition of adjustment is “to achieve a mental and behavioral balance between one's own needs and the demands of others.”

students balancing a hoola hoop

School Spirit, Michigan Style

Many students say that they chose to attend the University of Michigan in part because of the tremendous school spirit. But what is this school spirit? 

Student in backpack walking past a sign that says It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine


Tell Your Student "Thinking of You..."

The newness is wearing off and students are settling into the routine of classes, studying and making new friends. What better time to send them a message that you’re thinking of them with an M Gift Package.  

An M Gift package

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