Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

It’s only been a few weeks since move-in, but for students and parents it's already a different world. That’s especially true if this is your student’s first year, or your first student off to college. And while your student is taking in a million new experiences and asking questions, I know that as parents you have plenty of questions of your own. And most likely topping that list is the question, "Is my student getting to feel at home?"

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life



Setting up for Success with Your Student with a Disability

Do you know that U-M was ranked as the best disability-friendly college or university in the U.S. by the College Choice 2016 rankings? We are committed to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to succeed at the university. 


Home SAFE Home

The University of Michigan provides the important resources to help ensure a safe environment, and we encourage you to discuss these resources with your student.

Students in their dorm room.

The Housing Search Process and Your Important Role

Housing search...already? It's true - the search for 2017-2018 housing can sneak up on your student quickly this fall. Many students will secure housing before they leave for winter break and others will wait as they consider alternative options.

Students at Beyond the Diag table

Student Life Work Experiences Translate into Career Skills

Can holding a job and studying for a degree mix? At the University of Michigan, students strike a successful balance via Student Life jobs across campus. Each year, Student Life employs more than 4,000 students in positions ranging from dining staff to retail associates at a diversity of locations. 


Making Connections with the University Career Center

Fall semester has begun and it's time for students to get started on achieving their career goals. You can try these conversation starters to help your student learn about and use the extensive resources available through the University Career Center.

Woman holding a folder.

The New and Improved Intramural Sports Building

Students will soon have a freshly renovated Intramural Sports Building (IMSB), complete with many significant updates, including increased space for cardio, strength and group fitness programs.

IMSB Window

Parent to Parent - The Important Role of Casting a Ballot

Earlier this month at the New Student Convocation ceremony, U-M President Schlissel reminded students: "Decisions are made by those who show up. Get out and vote in November." Are you talking with your student about the importance of voting this year? 

Vote November 8, 2016

Dates to Remember - September 2016

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Ann Arbor. The students are back to school and schedules fill up quickly. We've gathered a list of important dates for the coming semester. Mark your calendars!

September 2016