Parents and Families

Students Get Active as Weather Warms

As the weather warms, the U-M Recreational Sports offers numerous options for students to exercise, learn new outdoor skills and get moving.

Facilitators at Rec Sports

Hepatitis A Vaccination Recommended

An outbreak of hepatitis A in southeast Michigan means that U-M students are highly encouraged to be vaccinated. Meningitis and flu vaccination are also recommended.

Students walking with colorful flags overhead

Alone in Feeling Lonely?

Does your student feel lonely? If so, they are not alone. Here are reasons why students feel lonely and how can you help.

Student standing separate from group, smiling at camera

Campus Resources for Overcoming Adversity

Adversity is an inevitable and unpredictable part of our life journey. When students are faced with problems, large and small, it’s important to remember that in addition to their internal strength, U-M also offers services to support them.

student in an isolated hallway

Healthy Students, Healthy Earth

If your student eats on campus, you can be assured that their food options are healthy both for them and for the environment.

Photo by Ben White

Send Support from Afar

M|Gift Packages can help ease study anxiety during finals week. Several options are available to send your student a virtual hug along with snacks, drinks, U-M merchandise, and the message that you’re thinking of them.


Study Support Gift Bag

What to Do if Your Student is Sick or Injured

If your student needs health care, keep in mind that University Health Service (UHS) offers a wide array of services, all in one building on central campus. Most services, including clinic visits, are covered by the health service fee, which students pay as part of tuition.

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Students Move with Recreational Sports

Learning activities are often sedentary but the U-M Recreational Sports program can help your student keep moving. And there's something for every taste, interest and activity level. 

Student at the high ropes course