Parents and Families

Communicating in Challenging Circumstances

Are you ready to communicate with your student about an incident related to alcohol or other drugs, if needed?

Why communication matters: Studies show college students still regard their parents (or parent role models) as trusted advisors and vital in their social support network. Students often rely on parents when they encounter difficulties and challenges. 

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Students Lead on Mental Health

Students are showing themselves as "the Leaders and the Best" by addressing campus concerns about mental health head-on.

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Our Time with Your Student

As a family member of a Michigan undergraduate, you know one thing for sure: our students are always in motion, moving from classes, projects, jobs, clubs, activism, service, not to mention all time they spend working on their futures after graduation. 

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Winter Go Blues

For students, winter semester provides an opportunity for a "do-over." After reflecting on fall semester, they can re-prioritize and re-engage in both their studies and co-curricular activities.  

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How's the Food?

If your student eats in dining halls, you may wonder, how's the food, and can your student get what they need and want? 

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Sustainability a U Lifestyle

It’s "earth first" for students like yours at the University of Michigan. Taking the lead towards a more sustainable world, U-M students are involved in sustainable organizations, projects and events. 

Students

Personal Well-Being for Students

Students are asked to bring their “A-game” to every class, project and exam. Outside of class, U-M is committed to advancing holistic health and wellness for students.

Model of Personal Well-Being; Physical, Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, Spiritual


Home SAFE Home

The University of Michigan provides the important resources to help ensure a safe environment, and we encourage you to discuss these resources with your student.

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