Parents and Families

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.

University Police

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


Learning Social Change at Michigan

Considering America’s growing diversity, Student Life understands just how important it is that Michigan graduates be comfortable and skilled working in diverse communities and organizations.  Conveniently, there is a program on campus that can help your student become more compassionate, open-minded, and as a result, better prepared to enter or rejoin the workforce after college.  

UM Grad Tamara Marzouk

Students Living In Community

What off-campus housing neighborhoods might your student be considering for next year? German Town?  The Old West Side?  North Ingalls?  Do they know who they want as housemates, roommates, neighbors and friends?  How will they stay connected after leaving the tight community of the residence halls?

ICC Co-op in the N. Ingalls Neighborhood

Winter Wellness: Students Can Stay Active

Regardless of how students maintain their physical activity level during the winter, it's important for body and mind that they do. Hibernation is not an option.

Who says you can't wear shorts in winter?

New Requirements for Students Traveling Abroad

In an effort to better serve students who may get sick while traveling or need assistance in the event of an emergency abroad, university officials recently announced a new policy detailing what students must do before traveling abroad on a university-sponsored trip.

U-M students traveling abroad


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