Parents and Families

Student Housing is a Moving Experience

Very soon, the streets and sidewalks of Ann Arbor will suddenly gush with students and baggage-bearing parents.  It’s the great move-in before the fall semester begins.   And within only a few weeks – much too soon – your student will begin thinking about where he and his friends are going to live next year.

Moving in

Campus Safety is a Community Effort

The University of Michigan is a large, active community surrounded by a vibrant city.  Lots to do and places to go.  Classes, meetings, study activities and social gatherings occur across campus at all hours, day and night.

University Police

Taste Ann Arbor's Culture

Is your student looking for something fun to do on campus the first week of classes? The 19th annual Taste of Culture will take place on Sunday September 8th from 2-6 pm.  

Taste of Culture


What's New in the Union?

The food court in the Michigan Union, often referred to as the MUG for Michigan Union Grill, is a popular gathering spot on campus where students meet, study, relax, and grab a bite to eat. When students return to campus this fall, they will experience new renovations and new vendors to enjoy there. 

Michigan Union


New Health Insurance Options

Learn about implications that the Affordable Care Act may have for you and your student, and how the U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan may help. One important registration deadline is coming soon - September 24, 2013.  

Leg with cast

Dates to Remember Summer / Fall 2013

We've compiled a list of important dates which include the academic calendar, Move In deadlines, Welcome Week events,  the football schedule and more. Mark your calendar to follow the many exciting events that will shape your student's experiences in the coming weeks. 

Summer-fall calendar illustration

Student Perspective: The Journey Home

By Hilary Keno, Public Health Masters Student

What you don’t always expect when coming home after your freshman year is the power struggle that can occur when living back with your parents. It’s understandable that as a college student you may expect more independence and altogether forget you ever had a curfew, but your parents certainly don’t.

curfew sign

What to Expect When Expecting A Student's Return

The thought of your student returning home, especially after freshman year, can be exciting and potentially unsettling. Your student will now be a young adult living in your home.  What will the new relationship look like? Read on for observations and suggestions for navigating the transition. 

Caci & Roseann Dishman on Vacation

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