Parents and Families

From Dining to Dream Job

What started out as an opportunity to earn money with a short commute for one student, turned out to be a chance to build "soft skills" that employers highly value. 

Michigan Dining Student Staff


Your Family & Social Media

Now that the school year has started, what's the best way to communicate with your student? Many parents prefer phone and email, but is that how students want to communicate? Exploring a variety of communication options may increase your odds of finding the best solution for staying in touch.

Students taking photo in front of dorm

Conflict Happens

Conflict is a normal part of the human experience.  And college is a common time in which students learn to navigate conflicts in ways that may be new to them.

Resolve Conflicts Peacefully poster

Students Change It Up

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help... but didn't? You're not alone! That's called being a bystander: someone who's watching, but not involved. Change it Up! is giving students the tools & confidence to make a difference in all sorts of situations.

The U-M Educational Theatre Co.

Our Time with Your Student

In my service as Vice President for Student Life, I often have the opportunity to witness true excellence; it comes in many forms in our students' lives. Unfortunately, it also happens sometimes that our students fail to live up to and reflect that standard. 

Royster Harper

Inclusive Campus: The Trotter Center

If your student is seeking a supportive space on campus where they can find their community, relax and rejuvenate, or meet up with like-minded others, consider suggesting that they visit the Trotter Multicultural Center!

Pres. Schlissel, VP Harper, Trotter Staff

When Is Grad School the Best Choice?

Does your student want to go to graduate school? Why? When? Although about 25% of U-M students do go straight to graduate school after attaining their Bachelors, there are many routes to a graduate education and to a career path.

student in a bookstore

Time for a break this Spring Break?

U-M's Spring Break runs 2/28 through 3/8 this year. Students often put the "spring" in quotes this time of year in Michigan! But what about the "break" part?

student with guitar and sibling

Parent to Parent - Campus Jobs

Last edition we asked: Does your student have a job on campus? Why or why not? What do you see as the pros or cons of working during college? Read on to hear from other Michigan parents!

Parents posing with students

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