Parents and Families

Final Exams & Self-Care

With finals coming up, students may sacrifice their well-being in the hopes of getting better grades. Encouraging them to practice good self-care can help build your student's life-long resilience skills. 

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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?

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So Much to Do, So Little Time

Time management is one of the keys to success at college, yet many students struggle with it throughout their undergraduate career. "When you have so many things on your plate at once, time management becomes very difficult," explains LSA senior Marissa Miars. 

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Key Conversations to Have with Your Student

If you attended Parent and Family Orientation, you may recall a few suggested key conversations to have with your student. Research shows it is important to talk with your student frequently to keep the lines of communication open. This article suggests topics to get you started.

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Self-Care is Key During Finals

With finals coming up, students may sacrifice their well-being in hopes of getting better grades. Ideally, they would try to prevent an end-of-semester avalanche by planning ahead, but sometimes work piles up for even the most deliberate student. 

Your encouragement to practice good self-care, especially during stressful times like finals, can help build your student’s life-long resilience skills. This article offers talking points that you could use for a conversation. 

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Campus Safety is a Community Effort

The University of Michigan is a large, active community surrounded by a vibrant city.  Lots to do and places to go.  Classes, meetings, study activities and social gatherings occur across campus at all hours, day and night.

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New Health Insurance Options

Learn about implications that the Affordable Care Act may have for you and your student, and how the U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan may help. One important registration deadline is coming soon - September 24, 2013.  

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Student Safety Education

"Is my student safe on campus?" It’s one of the most common questions parents ask, and it’s natural to wonder. Most U-M students are living away from parental oversight for the first time and making more of their own choices than ever before.  The good news is, the U-M Student Life takes student safety extremely seriously. 

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Mental Health Skills for a Lifetime

Students will experience stress - on campus and beyond.  "The standard U-M students strive for is higher", says Tim Davis, Associate Director at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  And since stressors, like death and taxes, are an unfortunate certainty in life, CAPS prepares students for post-college reality by providing them with a wealth of proactive coping strategies they can use for years to come.

Health, Wellness, and Support

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