Parents and Families

Important Dates to Remember

Is your student looking forward to fall and getting involved in traditional campus activities again? Fall welcome activities and other campus traditions programs are planned to make fall a special experience. Read on for some highlights that your student can use to get the most of the campus experience, as well as new programs designed specifically for our second-year students.

Save the Date

Student Jobs on Campus

Some students (and families) worry that part-time work will detract from time needed for academics and co-curricular activities.  Student employees often note, however, that having a part-time job hones their time-management skills and helps them better allocate time appropriately for study and relaxation. 

A cafeteria worker in one of the dining halls


“Getting to Know Michigan” webinar series introduces families, students to U-M essentials

Do you have more questions about what the Fall 2021 semester will look like? Do you want to learn about student support resources on campus? Are you curious about what it means to be a U-M student? Designed for both students and families, the Getting to Know Michigan webinar series includes 25 different webinars featuring presentations and Q&A sessions with more than 20 offices on campus. All webinars—hosted by First Year Experience in partnership with the Office of New Student Programs—are posted online after they happen.

Michigan

What’s New? Stay Up-to-date...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing you and your student with up-to-date information on current campus life and opportunities that will make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. These include updates on the fall—now planned to be a more traditional in-person and residential fall semester for the Ann Arbor campus—as well as vaccines, protocols and upcoming events.

If you miss any of these updates, you can view President Mark S. Schlissel’s most recent message at any time during the week. You also can stay informed on a daily basis by visiting the Campus Maize and Blueprint page.

Campus Blueprint

Our Time With Your Student

Dear Wolverine Families, 

As you may already know, the University of Michigan is now one of hundreds of institutions of higher education across the country that are requiring students to get fully vaccinated before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, if they are able to do so. This applies to all U-M faculty and staff as well. As of this past Monday, the vaccine dashboard shows that 86% of students have reported that they are fully vaccinated. As these numbers indicate, U-M students are getting ready for fall in earnest. Student Life is, too! 


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

As the fall semester approaches, we are committed to providing you and your student with up-to-date information on current campus life and opportunities that will make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which includes information about the new COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on Aug. 30. 

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our University of Michigan community. The emergence of the more highly infectious delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the possibility of breakthrough infections, and our inability to vaccinate the young children of students and employees and those who are immunocompromised have necessitated that we strengthen our approach to keeping our community safe.

To stay up to date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site. 


A COVID update

Dear Parents and Families,

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing you and your student with up-to-date information on current campus life and opportunities that will make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which includes information on the U-M face covering policy, incentives for students to submit vaccine verification, and additional campus news. 

To stay up to date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.  


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