Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

Students are looking forward to Thanksgiving break. For most, it's time to reconnect with families and friends. And for those who do not leave Ann Arbor during the holiday, there is at least the promise to enjoy some time to relax and refresh.

E. Royster Harper

Ready-Set-Choose!

It's course selection time again, and you may be wondering what the parent's role is in charting a student's academic course. Read on for advice for parents about how to be helpful.

Student in a classroom

So Much to Do, So Little Time

Time management is one of the keys to success at college, yet many students struggle with it throughout their undergraduate career. "When you have so many things on your plate at once, time management becomes very difficult," explains LSA senior Marissa Miars. 

Burton Tower's Clock

Home for the Holiday

Some students will be returning home soon for the Thanksgiving break, and parents may be wondering what to expect. As students' independence and responsiblity increase, you may find some things will be different. 

student with parents

What Off-Campus Renters Need to Know

Student Legal Services can help students consider a lease, get ready to move in to an apartment, have their needs met during their tenancy, and recover their security deposit after they've moved out.

off-campus apartment

Students Eat Well with Michigan Dining

Eating a meal in the U-M residence halls looks very different from traditional cafeteria style settings, all thanks to the new Michigan Dining which now encompasses 7 residential dining halls, 28 retail stores, and on and off site catering. 

South Quad Dining Room

Parent to Parent - Students Choosing Classes

In the last issue, we asked: How do you help your students to make academic choices like selecting courses, areas of study, or how many credits to take next term? Has it changed for you over their time at Michigan?

U-M family on campus

Send a Care Package to Your Student

Study days and finals are just ahead, and whether your students are in their first year or seasoned graduate students, it can be a time of stress.  One way you can show your support and love from afar is by sending a University Unions' care package! 

MHealthy Snack Bag

Dates to Remember - Fall 2014

It is hard to believe that the end of the Fall term is only about a month away! Here's an overview of Dates to Remember for the rest of 2014, and beyond. 

Fall 2014