Parents and Families

Student Perspective: What We Need from You to Help Get Through Finals

As students find themselves in the home stretch of the semester with final projects and exams looming, they may begin feeling stressed or overwhelmed. After polling some current U-M students about what they would want their parents and families to know about supporting them through finals, there were four resounding themes that we heard.

Looking through a window into a room full of students studying

Personal Well-Being for Students

Students are asked to bring their “A-game” to every class, project and exam. Outside of class, U-M is committed to advancing holistic health and wellness for students.

Model of Personal Well-Being; Physical, Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, Spiritual


Dates to Remember - November 2016

The end of Fall semester is around the corner! These Dates to Remember should help keep you up-to-date for the rest of 2016 and beyond. 

November 2016 calendar graphic

Our Time with Your Student

It’s only been a few weeks since move-in, but for students and parents it's already a different world. That’s especially true if this is your student’s first year, or your first student off to college. And while your student is taking in a million new experiences and asking questions, I know that as parents you have plenty of questions of your own. And most likely topping that list is the question, "Is my student getting to feel at home?"

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Home SAFE Home

The University of Michigan provides the important resources to help ensure a safe environment, and we encourage you to discuss these resources with your student.

Students in their dorm room.


Setting up for Success with Your Student with a Disability

Do you know that U-M was ranked as the best disability-friendly college or university in the U.S. by the College Choice 2016 rankings? We are committed to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to succeed at the university. 


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.

Woman holding a folder.

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