Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

In Student Life, we have the privilege of getting to know each generation of new students, and from experience we know one of the best predictors of success in college is having the support of their team back home.

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life


Parents & Family Weekend

You’re invited to join us on campus for Parents & Family Weekend - November 3-5, 2017. Registration opens Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 8:00 am EST. 

Family at Move-in

Student Safety is Priority #1

They are all grown up and off to college, but it doesn’t mean you won’t worry about your student from time to time. At the University of Michigan, safety is a priority with numerous resources to ensure your student is experiencing a safe, secure environment. Here’s a handy guide to what’s available.

 

U-M Division of Public Safety and Security Officer and biker


Does Your Student Need Health Insurance?

If your student needs health insurance, please consider that the University of Michigan offers a voluntary health insurance plan for U-M students through Aetna Student Health. The fall deadline for purchase is September 24, 2017.

students in the shade

A Snapshot of Fraternity and Sororities at Michigan

For over 170 years, fraternities and sororities at Michigan have been developing leaders, contributing to the community through service and philanthropic opportunities, building lifelong relationships, and engaging students in educational and leadership programming outside the classroom.

Four students from 4 Greek Life Councils

Campus Nutrition Comes Full Circle

Students, both participants in the Campus Farm as well as those enjoying the delicious results, are learning hands-on lessons about food sustainability, being an engaged consumer, and sources of essential nutrition.

Students with freshly harvested produce

The Benefits of a Campus Job

Some students (and families) worry that part-time work will detract from time needed for academics and co-curricular activities.  Student employees often note, however, that having a part-time job hones their time-management skills and helps them better allocate time appropriately for study and relaxation. 

student worker guiding a tour

Dates to Remember - August 2017

You may want to pencil in some of these important dates and upcoming events to help stay connected with your Wolverine while they're off to college. 

August 2017