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?
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.
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!
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?
Your students are here and they are hungry.
Michigan Dining is well equipped to handle thousands of hungry students on their way to class, the gym, a student organization meeting and, yes those just rolling out of bed. With seven dining halls and dozens of cafes and shops around campus, you can rest assured that your student won't go hungry.
If your student experiences speech disfluency (or stuttering) or if you know of a student who does, please let them know that Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) has recently been given a financial gift to help. The purpose of this fund is to provide increased support and services for this community of students.
With school in full swing, the weeks will fly by fast! These dates will keep you on top of deadlines and schedules through this first semester.
Blue Bucks are the campus currency at Michigan. With just a swipe of the Mcard - the essential campus ID - Blue Bucks are used for food, vending, laundry and more. They are easy to use and accepted for all sorts of purchases across campus...
Remind your student that mutual respect does not require agreement; and it is the expectation of the University that differences of perspective will be treated with sensitivity, and that all students and community members will be safe and welcome.
Students are settling into the fast pace of college life and midterms will soon be here. One way you can show your support and love from afar is by using the University Unions' care package service.