While students and faculty bear down on the completion of studies, projects and papers, it also is an exciting time. We see great works of individuals and student organizations who manifest all that is energetic and uplifting and inspiring at one of the world’s great teaching and research universities.
With finals coming up, students may sacrifice their well-being in hopes of getting better grades. Ideally, they would try to prevent an end-of-semester avalanche by planning ahead, but sometimes work piles up for even the most deliberate student.
Your encouragement to practice good self-care, especially during stressful times like finals, can help build your student’s life-long resilience skills. This article offers talking points that you could use for a conversation.
As arctic temperatures embrace Ann Arbor, students have started to count down the days until spring break (March 1-9, 2014) for a respite from studying and possibly even from the winter weather. But whether your student’s plans include a service learning trip, skiing the Rockies, travel to an exotic beach, or just hanging out in Ann Arbor, it can be seen as a time for wild behavior as a rite of passage. And this can create safety concerns.
Is your student feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices and opportunities at Michigan? Are they undecided about what to major in? Or maybe they’re looking for programs to enrich their field of study (that also look great on a resume). Maybe it’s time for a visit with an academic advisor.
Recent graduate Alexandra Olkowski shares how her involvement with the U-M Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Center opened doors that she could not have imagined.
As you can imagine, the president of a world-class teaching and research university such as U-M bears great responsibilities, leading and advancing the institution in its mission of excellence for students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
The Winter season is a great time to show your student you’re thinking of them and to stay connected with a care package! Through the University Unions’ care package website you can easily send balloons, a snack bag or another edible gift directly to your student’s residence hall or apartment. The web site features a wide variety of balloons and snack bags, as well as new offerings that include block M-shaped cookies, healthy snack bags, fresh fruit and an any-occasion celebration cake made locally.
Last edition, we asked – How do you help your Michigan student manage money? Enjoy these responses from other Michigan parents, as well as some resources via the U-M Office of Financial Aid and Student Life.
Did you know that U-M has raised over $1.7 billion in donor gifts in the past two years? Gifts to Student Life make a significant impact on our ability to provide a stellar Michigan experience while also containing costs for students and families.
Study days and finals are just ahead for your student and whether they are in their first year or have a couple college years behind them, it can be a time of stress. One way you can show your support and love from afar is by using the University Unions’ care package service. Ordering is easy at www.carepackage.umich.edu where you can choose from a wide selection of balloons, snack bags, cookies and other edible gifts, and have it delivered directly to your student’s residence hall or apartment.