Parents and Families


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


CAPS Reports Latest Findings of Student Mental Health Survey

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has completed a report on the results of the third phase of its College Student Mental Health Survey.  The survey is a long-term project undertaken by CAPS, a unit within the Student Life, to describe, inform, and extend knowledge and understanding of college student mental health. 

parents

The Michigan Difference: A Mother’s Perspective

Recently, I have been introduced to U-M's Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) which provides support for U-M students that are in recovery from substance abuse. My family has contributed funds and my husband and I are now involved in trying to raise awareness about the important work that CRP is doing.

Dad: Gene Goldberg, Mom: Amy Lazarus and their sons Ben, who is a senior at John

The Wellness Zone

Past the constant ringing of the phones at the front desk and students coming and going from their appointments, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has transformed one of its rooms into a stress-free zone in which students can immerse themselves.

Michigan Union

Over Break, Students Encouraged to Continue to Stay in the Blue

As many students prepare to travel during the week-long spring break later this month, officials with the university’s Stay in the Blue campaign are reminding students to be safe and legal while traveling and urging parents to reaffirm their expectations for their students.

Desmond Howard stays in the blue

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