Parents and Families


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

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

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!

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