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

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

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.

student in a bookstore

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?

student with guitar and sibling

Parent to Parent - Campus Jobs

Last edition we asked: Does your student have a job on campus? Why or why not? What do you see as the pros or cons of working during college? Read on to hear from other Michigan parents!

Parents posing with students


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.

sign post with help, support, advice, guidance, assistance

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

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.

Winter 2015 calendar icon

Test Your Knowledge of Famous U-M Alumni

Use this quiz to see how much you know about some famous U-M alumni. (Don't worry, there won't be a midterm or final on this information!) The answers are listed at the bottom of the page.

Collage of famous alumni

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