Parents and Families

Dates to Remember - Winter

Spring Break, Honors Convocation, and Commencement activities are  some of the upcoming events you'll want to put on your calendar. We've also gathered a variety of academic calendars and holidays to help you stay in touch!

Winter calendar icon

Care Packages Help you Stay Connected

The Winter season is a great time to show your student you’re thinking of them and to stay connected with a care package! Through the University Unions’ care package website  you can easily send balloons, a snack bag or another edible gift directly to your student’s residence hall or apartment. The web site features a wide variety of balloons and snack bags, as well as new offerings that include block M-shaped cookies, healthy snack bags, fresh fruit and an any-occasion celebration cake made locally.

Heart-shaped sugar cookies

A Spring Break to Remember

As arctic temperatures embrace Ann Arbor, students have started to count down the days until spring break (March 1-9, 2014) for a respite from studying and possibly even from the winter weather. But whether your student’s plans include a service learning trip, skiing the Rockies, travel to an exotic beach, or just hanging out in Ann Arbor, it can be seen as a time for wild behavior as a rite of passage. And this can create safety concerns.

school in the winter

Have a Wonderful Summer!

The folks at U-M Student Life wish you and yours a delightful, rejuvenating, and safe summer season. 

Many parents and families like to visit Ann Arbor in the summer months. Here's a suggestion from one Michigan Family:

We are kicking off summer with a visit to....Ann Arbor! Since our student is doing an on-campus internship this summer, we will miss seeing her at home in California. We are looking forward to trying some new restaurants in town, and taking some side trips in Michigan, a great state!

If you're also planning to visit Ann Arbor, don't miss U-M's Nichols Arboretum. Here's an enjoyable video of a sunny summer day in the Arb from the U-M Alumni Association designed to inspire happy memories of Michigan, whether you're a new graduate, alumni, or parents or family members of current students.

Have a wonderful summer! And we'll be here in Ann Arbor getting ready for academic year 2014-2015.


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Royster Harper and students at a Detroit reception