Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

With a new school year just weeks away, you and your student must be preparing for changes ahead. We are excited to have your student with us.

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Move-in 101

Here are the top tips for making your student's on-campus move-in as smooth as possible.

Welcome to Michigan banner across the South Quad building


Immunizations and Health Insurance for Students

Has your student received recommended immunizations? Four immunizations are especially worth considering. If your student needs health insurance, you'll want to learn about the plan available through U-M.  

A student's jacket

Improved Process for Buying Textbooks

Starting this fall, students will find the process of buying textbooks more affordable, streamlined and reliable, thanks to a new partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College.

Barns and Noble bookstore in Pierpont Commons

Top Reasons to Attend Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend is just around the corner! It takes place November 2-4, 2018, and registration starts September 13. Here are the top three reasons why you should consider attending.

A family visiting their U-M student


Fraternity and Sorority Life Opportunities

At U-M, more than 6,000 students participate as members of over 60 organizations. Here are pointers to help you discuss Fraternity and Sorority Life with your student. 

Fraternity and Sorority members at a volunteer event.

Student Jobs on Campus

When students work on campus, they can earn an income and gain valuable work experience. In fact, many students report that having a part-time job helps them use their time more efficiently.

A cafeteria worker in one of the dining halls

Discover Dining Options

With the Michigan Union closed for renovations this year, students have a great opportunity to explore other dining options. 

a nearby local cafe

Dates to Remember - August 2018

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 2018