Parents and Families

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been and will continue to be 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 importance of COVID-19 vaccination and additional campus news. 

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,

Today, University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon provided the Campus COVID-19 Briefing, where they were joined by campus leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions and resources. 

The leaders shared information about a number of in-person activities across the campus this fall.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing and other information. Please note that today’s briefing is the final scheduled briefing of the spring. Future briefings will be scheduled as needed and shared.

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

Looking to fall for student engagement

Is your student looking forward to fall and getting involved in traditional campus activities again? From First Year Experience to fall welcome activities, and other campus traditions programs are being planning to make fall a special experience. While many programs were adapted for this unusual time, read on for some highlights your student can use to get the most of the campus experience.


Want to help the Maize & Blue Cupboard?

College students experience food insecurity at alarming rates. The Maize and Blue Cupboard is available to provide an immediate and comprehensive response to those needing assistance. By offering resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support and more, the Maize & Blue Cupboard helps students with the resources they need and assists them in developing the skills to make informed decisions.


Get involved! Student Organizations -- sign up for fall

The Center for Campus Involvement is the central hub for U-M’s 1,600 student organizations. From your student’s first steps looking to get involved in a group through being president of an organization, CCI supports all of your student’s involvement needs. 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.

COVID Sampling

Survivor Care Team announced

A new initiative at the University of Michigan supports student victims and survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, abuse, intimate partner violence and stalking in processing their experiences. The Survivor Care Team launched in April and is a collaboration between U-M’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The Team takes a holistic approach to healing and offers individualized support plans that can cover therapy, support or therapy groups and advocacy.

Student Life

Spring/Summer Rec Sports memberships available

Spring and summer are a great time for your student to stay active and in shape. Memberships for Recreational Sports facilities are now available for both semesters. Your student can continue to enjoy the facilities and classes offered via Rec Sports by simply logging into their account on the webstore to renew, or emailing the Members Services team at

Rec Sports

MDining offers kitchen hacks!

Does your student know how to poach an egg? Know the best way to peel garlic? How about learning ways to make three meals out of one roasted chicken? If not, they can check out Michigan Dining’s “Kitchen Hacks” videos, posted on the Michigan Dining Facebook page and the MDining YouTube channel to find out these tips and many more.