Parents and Families

Your Family Matters

Wherever U-M students spend the Thanksgiving break, they will be looking to decompress and relax before taking finals in December.  

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Tips | Thanksgiving Break 2018

Whether students are leaving Ann Arbor during the Thanksgiving recess or staying local, Student Life offers information that may be helpful to you and your student. 


Career Planning Begins in Year One

For many families, one of the goals of sending a student to the University of Michigan is to ensure great job prospects after graduation. By taking advantage of and knowing how to access all the university has to offer, undergraduates can find success after college.

A medical student

Does Your Student Need Immunizations?

Immunizations are a very effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Students can easily get a flu shot and other immunizations on campus this fall. 


Supporting Your Student During Finals

Learning to manage a heavy academic workload while focusing on health and well-being as final exams loom can be a challenging part of the college experience. Parents and family members will often be the first people students turn to when they want to talk through stress this time of year. The best thing you can do is make yourself available to listen and be a source of comfort.

A student studies with his laptop

Recreational Sports Meets Students' Needs

Recreational Sports got a facelift. And students like yours were the catalyst. Student feedback through the student organization Building a Better Michigan and the Advisory Committee of Recreational Sports, along with additional feedback sessions, were integral in the decision-making process.

North Campus Recreational Building - equipment

Traveling the Globe with MDining

Your student’s education doesn’t only happen in the classroom or in front of textbooks. At the University of Michigan, educational activities look like a comprehensive immersion into a variety of cuisines and cultural experiences. 

Pop-up Dinner

Can We Count On You?

Join us this Giving Blueday (Tuesday, November 27th) and support what you love about the University of Michigan! This 24-hour, university-wide day of giving brings our community together to make a difference in the lives of so many.

Giving Blueday 2018