Parents and Families

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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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.

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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

Our Time with Your Student

Students are looking forward to Thanksgiving break. For most, it's time to reconnect with families and friends. And for those who do not leave Ann Arbor during the holiday, there is at least the promise to enjoy some time to relax and refresh.

E. Royster Harper

What Off-Campus Renters Need to Know

Student Legal Services can help students consider a lease, get ready to move in to an apartment, have their needs met during their tenancy, and recover their security deposit after they've moved out.

off-campus apartment

Pre-Med? Plan Ahead!

Did you know that 32% of UM students who entered the College of Literature Science and the Arts in Fall 2014 indicated an interest in pursuing a health-related profession?

Student Life's Career Center offers a number of services to support this large and talented pre-medical population including the recently launched AdviseStream.

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Parent to Parent - Students Choosing Classes

In the last issue, we asked: How do you help your students to make academic choices like selecting courses, areas of study, or how many credits to take next term? Has it changed for you over their time at Michigan?

U-M family on campus

Students Eat Well with Michigan Dining

Eating a meal in the U-M residence halls looks very different from traditional cafeteria style settings, all thanks to the new Michigan Dining which now encompasses 7 residential dining halls, 28 retail stores, and on and off site catering. 

South Quad Dining Room

Send a Care Package to Your Student

Study days and finals are just ahead, and whether your students are in their first year or seasoned graduate students, it can be a time of stress.  One way you can show your support and love from afar is by sending a University Unions' care package! 

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