Parents and Families

Your Guide to Commencement Ceremonies

Congratulations if your student is graduating this spring! This guide can help make the big day (or days) easier, so you and your student can enjoy this momentous occasion.

Students wave at the General Commencement ceremony


Alone in Feeling Lonely?

Does your student feel lonely? If so, they are not alone. Here are reasons why students feel lonely and how can you help.

Student standing separate from group, smiling at camera

Major Decisions

Is your student undecided about a major? They are not alone. Most students enter U-M undecided about their  major. Even those who initially think they know what they want to study often change their plan.

Students run experiments outdoors.

Michigan Union Renovation

This spring the iconic Michigan Union will temporarily close for a significant renovation project to address aging infrastructure, improve safety, enhance student spaces, and restore the beautiful architecture.

Michigan Union on a snowy day

Healthy Students, Healthy Earth

If your student eats on campus, you can be assured that their food options are healthy both for them and for the environment.

Photo by Ben White

Helping Your Student Budget for Travel Abroad

Traveling abroad can be an exciting opportunity for students. They can experience new cultures, see historic sites, and make lifelong friendships. But students can sometimes get lost in the excitement and run out of money midway through their trip.  

Photo by Pina Messina - unsplash.com

Making the Most of Michigan

The value of a Michigan education goes far beyond the classroom walls. Students who engage with the campus community outside of the classroom will not only have an impressive resume to accompany their diploma but also will have acquired a greater perspective on the world around us.


Tips for Supporting Your First-Generation College Student

As the Thanksgiving break approaches, you may be looking forward to spending some quality time with your Michigan student, but if your student is the first person in your family to attend college, you may also be wondering what it will be like to have your college student back at home.


Send Support from Afar

M|Gift Packages can help ease study anxiety during finals week. Several options are available to send your student a virtual hug along with snacks, drinks, U-M merchandise, and the message that you’re thinking of them.

 

Study Support Gift Bag

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