Parents and Families


Communicating in Challenging Circumstances

Are you ready to communicate with your student about an incident related to alcohol or other drugs, if needed?

Why communication matters: Studies show college students still regard their parents (or parent role models) as trusted advisors and vital in their social support network. Students often rely on parents when they encounter difficulties and challenges. 

trees in bloom and sculture

Your Ann Arbor "Bucket List"

You've got lots of great options when you visit Ann Arbor, and here are a few opportunities you'll want to take advantage of.

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Student Safety is Top Priority

The University of Michigan is well equipped to help your student stay safe. In fact, staff in the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) work day and night to keep students and the broader community safe, and to foster the campus' friendly feel. 

Campus at night

How's the Food?

If your student eats in dining halls, you may wonder, how's the food, and can your student get what they need and want? 

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How Students Get Involved on Campus

With 1,400+ student organizations and countless research, community engagement, and employment opportunities, U-M truly has something for everyone. But that can be overwhelming - where does one begin?



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