Parents and Families

Renting in Ann Arbor

While students are able to find off-campus housing throughout the year, most students secure housing for the next academic year before the current fall semester ends. 

an apartment building

Financial Basics for Students

College students will make hundreds of financial decisions that impact their day-to-day life and financial wellness for years to come. Gaining skills for managing money can help. 

Student paying at the farmer's market

Student Jobs on Campus

When students work on campus, they can earn an income and gain valuable work experience. In fact, many students report that having a part-time job helps them use their time more efficiently.

A cafeteria worker in one of the dining halls

Discover Dining Options

With the Michigan Union closed for renovations this year, students have a great opportunity to explore other dining options. 

a nearby local cafe

Improved Process for Buying Textbooks

Starting this fall, students will find the process of buying textbooks more affordable, streamlined and reliable, thanks to a new partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College.

Barns and Noble bookstore in Pierpont Commons


Fraternity and Sorority Life Opportunities

At U-M, more than 6,000 students participate as members of over 60 organizations. Here are pointers to help you discuss Fraternity and Sorority Life with your student. 

Fraternity and Sorority members at a volunteer event.

Move-in 101

Here are the top tips for making your student's on-campus move-in as smooth as possible.

Welcome to Michigan banner across the South Quad building


Top Reasons to Attend Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend is just around the corner! It takes place November 2-4, 2018, and registration starts September 13. Here are the top three reasons why you should consider attending.

A family visiting their U-M student

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