Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student: Together We Can Do So Much

We are proud to announce the launch of a student-initiated Leadership Engagement Scholarship. The scholarship was created by students for students, with the intended goal of creating opportunities for all, while expecting engagement from all.

Many Voices - Our Michigan

Solutions to Fund Student Travel

If your student had eight months and $20,000 to travel the world, develop entirely new perspectives, and change their life, where would they go? Read about the Bonderman Fellowship and other ways to fund your student’s travel experience!

U-M Student Travel, Bonderman Fellowship


Personal Well-Being for Students

Students are asked to bring their “A-game” to every class, project and exam. Outside of class, U-M is committed to advancing holistic health and wellness for students.

Model of Personal Well-Being; Physical, Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, Spiritual

Student Perspective: What We Need from You to Help Get Through Finals

As students find themselves in the home stretch of the semester with final projects and exams looming, they may begin feeling stressed or overwhelmed. After polling some current U-M students about what they would want their parents and families to know about supporting them through finals, there were four resounding themes that we heard.

Looking through a window into a room full of students studying

Listen More, Judge Less

One of the most essential skills that students can develop in life is to openly and honestly engage with differing worldviews, and the university supports this development in a variety of ways.

Listen more, judge less. We are here to learn from each other.

Securing Off-Campus Homes during Break

As your student packs up for Thanksgiving or winter break, encourage them to think about how to safely secure their residence before they leave Ann Arbor.

Campus Security

My Campus Job

Chances are, you and your family members might already know Nate Shrapnell. After spending two summers working for the Office of New Student Programs as both a Student Orientation Leader and Parent Orientation Leader, he has helped thousands of people make a smooth transition into their time as a college student or as the parent of one. 

Nate

Sustainability a U Lifestyle

It’s "earth first" for students like yours at the University of Michigan. Taking the lead towards a more sustainable world, U-M students are involved in sustainable organizations, projects and events. 

Students

Giving Blue

You and your student are invited to transform lives, shape the world and make great things happen on November 29, 2016. Over the course of 24 hours, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a gift to support what you are most passionate about.

Giving Blue 2016