Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

In my service as Vice President for Student Life, I often have the opportunity to witness true excellence; it comes in many forms in our students' lives. Unfortunately, it also happens sometimes that our students fail to live up to and reflect that standard. 

Royster Harper

Time for a break this Spring Break?

U-M's Spring Break runs 2/28 through 3/8 this year. Students often put the "spring" in quotes this time of year in Michigan! But what about the "break" part?

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Students Change It Up

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help... but didn't? You're not alone! That's called being a bystander: someone who's watching, but not involved. Change it Up! is giving students the tools & confidence to make a difference in all sorts of situations.

The U-M Educational Theatre Co.

A New Minor for Every Major

Is your student interested in a minor that will make their degree more marketable? Learning to work respectfully, inclusively, and productively with people who do not share our identities can be a major key to success in the classroom and the workplace. To foster these skills in your student, consider encouraging them to look at U-M's new minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

IGR Students Discuss Identity


Inclusive Campus: The Trotter Center

If your student is seeking a supportive space on campus where they can find their community, relax and rejuvenate, or meet up with like-minded others, consider suggesting that they visit the Trotter Multicultural Center!

Pres. Schlissel, VP Harper, Trotter Staff

Does Your Student Have Summer Plans?

What's your student up to this summer? The Career Center recently released a survey about how U-M students spent the summer of 2014; results may help you help your student to plan for 2015.

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When Is Grad School the Best Choice?

Does your student want to go to graduate school? Why? When? Although about 25% of U-M students do go straight to graduate school after attaining their Bachelors, there are many routes to a graduate education and to a career path.

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Healthy Eating Meets High Tech

Parents can rest assured, the University of Michigan is serving up something healthy and tasty for your student, including those with food restrictions and sensitivities. And now, we're using new technological resources in the process.

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Dates to Remember Winter 2015

Spring break is nearly here! We hope your students take the opportunity to relax and rest up so they feel rejuvenated for the remainder of Winter term. Read on for some of the important dates ahead.

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