Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student...

Whether your student is starting at the University of Michigan or returning for senior year, this is an exciting journey for both of you.   

E. Royster Harper

Take the Stress Out of Moving In

Even if it's not officially marked, Move-In is one of the biggest days on the calendar, for your family, your students, and the staff of Student Life alike. If you've done it before, you've had a glimpse of just how much happens over a few days, as the streets of Ann Arbor fill with students, parents, and beanbag chairs, criss-crossing town. If this year will be your first, you're probably deep into planning and wondering if there are any tricks.

Move-In time

Keeping Campus Safe & Secure

Sending your student off to college can be filled with much emotion.  The anticipation of the unknown may leave some parents thinking, "what will they do without us?"

Campus pathways lit up at night

Got Questions? Get Answers!

Campus Information is more than just a hub of information about the university and Ann Arbor.  Students staff the Campus Information desks and help fellow students, staff, parents, faculty and townspeople navigate campus and provide answers to a wide array of questions.

Campus Information staff

New Scholarship Inspired by a Student's Service

Many students find their home away from home at U-M by getting involved with Student Life programs. But not all of them choose to give back by creating a new scholarship opportunity for future Michigan students!

Alum Shuyi Li revisits the center of the UM diag in the spring


The Michigan Union at Your Service

This summer, renovations have been wrapping up at South Quad, the new Munger graduate residence is rising higher, and West Quad is closed for a complete renovation.  When you visit campus, you will undoubtedly notice some construction fencing! In the heart of all this exciting activity, the Michigan Union’s operations and hours of service remain in full swing.  

Michigan Union

Parent to Parent - Staying in Touch

If you'd like to explore the Family Matters archives, you can read advice from other families and parents of Michigan students from our previous editions.  There's nothing like hearing from another Michigan parent about what it's like when a child first leaves home, money management for students, campus safety, and other important topics. 

Student Checks Her Phone

Dates to Remember - Summer 2014

Are you ready for school to start? Do you have all the upcoming events on your calendar? If not, here is a list of the many upcoming events worth noting.

Summer 2014 calendar