Parents and Families

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! 

MHealthy Snack Bag

Home for the Holiday

Some students will be returning home soon for the Thanksgiving break, and parents may be wondering what to expect. As students' independence and responsiblity increase, you may find some things will be different. 

student with parents

Ready-Set-Choose!

It's course selection time again, and you may be wondering what the parent's role is in charting a student's academic course. Read on for advice for parents about how to be helpful.

Student in a classroom

So Much to Do, So Little Time

Time management is one of the keys to success at college, yet many students struggle with it throughout their undergraduate career. "When you have so many things on your plate at once, time management becomes very difficult," explains LSA senior Marissa Miars. 

Burton Tower's Clock

Dates to Remember - Fall 2014

It is hard to believe that the end of the Fall term is only about a month away! Here's an overview of Dates to Remember for the rest of 2014, and beyond. 

Fall 2014

Tell Us About Moving Your Student In

If you participated in Student Move-In 2014, we want to hear from you what the experience was like! This Fall term, we condensed Move-In from 4 days to 2 days - how did it go? 

Residential staff pushing bins

Parent to Parent - How You Reach Your Student

Last edition we asked: How do you plan to stay in touch with your student now that Fall term is starting up? Phone? Email? Text? Tweet? Facebook? Facetime? Passenger pigeon? What works for you and your family? Many parents and families responded that they intend to use primarily email and phone.

Family at Student Move In, 2014

Once a Wolverine...

We met many parents during Student Move In this fall who are themselves Michigan alumni.  And others who were visiting Ann Arbor for the first time, but already decked out in Wolverine gear!  Whether your family is new to campus, or a multi-generational Wolverine household, we think you'll enjoy this Alumni Association video.  It was made by Michigan students for the whole Michigan family!

 

Mom and daughter

Our Time with Your Student

What experiences and perspectives do your students bring to our community? How will their backgrounds and opinions enrich our campus and our world? And how can you as a parent or family member support them in an exciting and challenging campus climate that can include difficult, even uncomfortable discourse?

Vice President E. Royster Harper

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