In a few short weeks, many families will be making the trip back to Ann Arbor, this time with plenty of empty room in the car, to pack your student’s belongings and head home, if only for a moment. And the student you will be picking up will be a little different from the one you dropped off on that day at the end of summer: buzzing with new information, talking about people and things you’ve never heard of, but also in many ways more confident.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! To celebrate the university’s 200th birthday, the spring commencement will uniquely mark the milestone with multiple speakers, a musical performance and special seating for graduates on the field.
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.
As another school year wraps up, we invite you to join us in reflecting on your student’s first year: the journey that felt as though it may never begin, the trek that was over much too fast, the many experiences that shaped your student throughout the first year at U-M.