Parents and Families

UM Community Teach-In on Sexual Assault

In September, over 100 university students, faculty and staff attended the "Teach-In on Sexual Assault: Tools for Safety, Knowledge for Change," which was also broadcast in real time across campus for the entire community.


Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness (SAPAC) poster

UM a Leader in Helping Students Manage Food Allergies

For many students, college can provide exciting new freedoms. However, it also often presents a number of new and unexpected challenges. For students at the University of Michigan, one such difficulty is now much easier to manage – food allergies.

Food Labeling photo

Parents are Key to a Healthy Campus Community

Although most U-M students make healthy and responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs, excessive and illegal alcohol use continues to impact the university's academic mission and our students’ academic potential.

As Students Prepare to Return, Talk About Healthy Relationships

As you help your student prepare for the upcoming semester, summer is often a time to have important conversations about life skills. As you offer wisdom on money management and how to do laundry, Holly Rider-Milkovich says, don’t forget to talk to your student about healthy relationships.

Spotlight on Health Care and Health Insurance for Students

With health insurance reform in the news, parents may wonder how to make sure that their students have access to quality health care and health insurance while at school. The University of Michigan offers basic health care at the University Health Service (UHS) and several insurance options to help students get the care they may need outside of UHS.