Parents and Families

Does Your Student Need Health Insurance?

If your student needs health insurance, please consider that the University of Michigan offers a voluntary health insurance plan for U-M students through Aetna Student Health. The fall deadline for purchase is September 24, 2017.

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Campus Nutrition Comes Full Circle

Students, both participants in the Campus Farm as well as those enjoying the delicious results, are learning hands-on lessons about food sustainability, being an engaged consumer, and sources of essential nutrition.

Students with freshly harvested produce

Off-Campus Life: Cooking & Eating

Living off-campus can be an exciting time for many students! The freedom and independence are what many students look forward to. One challenge your student may face is having time to prepare healthy meals to fuel their busy lifestyle. Plenty of options exist to make quick meals at home or find delicious and healthy meals on campus.

Students at UM Farmers Market

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? 

Two students dining