Parents and Families

Students Move with Recreational Sports

Learning activities are often sedentary but the U-M Recreational Sports program can help your student keep moving. And there's something for every taste, interest and activity level. 

Student at the high ropes course

Talking 'Career Planning' with Your Student

Fall semester has begun and students are thinking about new classes, the football season, and hopefully, about ways to translate their academic pursuits into meaningful career choices.

Students talking with UCC staff member at career expo

The Off-Campus Housing Search

The search for 2018-2019 housing can sneak up on your student quickly this fall. Many students will sign a lease before they leave for winter break.  As a parent, you can play an important role in the housing search process.

Off Campus Apartment Complex

Health & Wellness Campus Resources

Health and well-being can directly affect students' ability to succeed at the university. If your student has a need or interest, you can encourage them to use these Student Life services to support their holistic wellness. 

Model of Well-being

Does Your Student Need Immunizations?

Immunizations are a very effective way to prevent infectious diseases, and students can easily get immunizations, including a flu shot this fall, right on campus.

Students walking by Burton Tower in fall


Give 'em a Break!

Anytime is the perfect time to send your student a fun, healthy break via MGift. Newly launched MGifts are available for any occasion -- from welcome packages to study breaks to get well bags. 

M Gift Bags


Dates to Remember - August 2017

You may want to pencil in some of these important dates and upcoming events to help stay connected with your Wolverine while they're off to college. 

August 2017

The Benefits of a Campus Job

Some students (and families) worry that part-time work will detract from time needed for academics and co-curricular activities.  Student employees often note, however, that having a part-time job hones their time-management skills and helps them better allocate time appropriately for study and relaxation. 

student worker guiding a tour

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