Parents and Families

Get involved! Student Organizations fall sign up

As your student hunkers down and prepares for finals, and the end of the semester, thinking about fall deadlines may be the last thing on their mind. However now is the time to check out the U-M’s 1,600 student organizations. Your student can check out the Maize Pages to see a complete site with all organizations, the manual for all policies and procedures, and leadership opportunities.


Don’t forget Sustainability Honors Cord

Is your student sustainability minded? Do they work or volunteer to make a positive impact on the environment? If so, they may be eligible to receive an Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord for graduation. Applications will be accepted until April 11.

Honors Cord

Celebrate Spring Commencement!

Spring Commencement is an extremely important event for all of our graduates and their families. Please join us in safely celebrating the Class of 2021 through a virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 1 at noon EST. The Spring Commencement team has invited graduating students to a unique opportunity to experience our virtual Spring Commencement on May 1 from the stands of Michigan Stadium. All students who graduated in winter 2020 or spring 2021 are invited to attend.


MDining open through April 30

Your student can continue to pick up meals served by Michigan Dining until Friday, April 30, 2021. MDining is currently offering only to-go meals. Many To-Go options are available.


Winter term need-to-know ‘Move Out’ tips

It has been quite a year for you and your student with unprecedented challenges, but also amazing demonstrations of community, pulling together, and helping each other make it work. And that includes student residents of Michigan Housing. Now that the Winter Term is coming to a close, we offer the following helpful tips for making the ‘move out’ of undergraduate residence halls a smooth, safe transition. Here’s what you need to know.

Move Out

Off Campus Virtual Housing Fair

With the university plan for an in-person Fall Semester, many students are in the process of wanting to secure off-campus housing for the 2021-22 year. If this is your student, then we would encourage them to participate in our Off Campus Virtual Housing Fair, taking place on Tuesday, April 20, 12 -1 p.m. The event offers an opportunity to chat live (via Zoom) with housing providers, ask questions about the accommodation that's available, and find out more about living off campus in Ann Arbor.

Housing Fair

Important dates to remember

Important dates remaining in the semester include:

  • Classes End Wednesday, April 21,

  • Study Days Thursday, April 22, and April 24 – 25
  • Examinations Friday, April 23, and April 26 – 30

  • Spring Commencement -- a virtual ceremony -- Saturday, May 1 at noon

  • Commencement Activities Thursday April 29 – Sunday, May 2

  • Spring Classes Begin, Tuesday, May 4

Canopies return, offer outdoor study space

Fresh air and sunshine while studying...The outdoor canopies that were popular places for your student to study last fall are back! The canopies opened April 6 and will be available from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays and from noon-6 p.m. on weekends. Full details are in this University Record article.