Parents and Families

Keeping Your Student Safe

With the start of a new school year fast-approaching, take a moment to remind your student of the many safety resources and programs offered by the University of Michigan and the  Student Life:

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Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Works for Social Justice, Diversity

Building community and understanding among students is an essential part of the Student Life because it empowers students to further their understanding of the world around them and to challenge their preconceptions. The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs works to achieve this mission by engaging social justice issues through the lens of race and ethnicity with a wide variety of programs and partnerships.

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Fall at U-M is a Moving Experience

Summer is waning, and thoughts turn to Move-In.  The annual journey to Ann Arbor is an exciting time. Student Life staff are getting ready to help make it a good experience.

Student and Parents at move in

North Campus Highlighted in New Video

Will your student be living on North Campus next year?  Lots of students this year discovered much to do there -- karaoke, dancing, exploring, tailgating, game playing, hot air ballooning, skating, flash mobs, ice carving and more. The fun is highlighted in a new North Campus Vibrancy video.


Spring Commencement: Everything You Need to Know

To the Class of 2012 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  CNN chief medical correspondent and U-M alumnus Dr. Sanjay Gupta will deliver the spring commencement address. Offered here are many of the details from U-M’s official commencement resource site.

Graduates in the stadium

New Requirements for Students Traveling Abroad

In an effort to better serve students who may get sick while traveling or need assistance in the event of an emergency abroad, university officials recently announced a new policy detailing what students must do before traveling abroad on a university-sponsored trip.

U-M students traveling abroad

Message from the Vice President

After the emotional highs of exams, moving out, commencement ceremonies, and saying farewell to students heading out for the summer or off to a new life adventure, you might think that the University collectively exhales and relaxes for the next few months.  Not really.

E. Royster Harper


Parent to Parent - Empty Nest?

Last edition we asked parents: How did you cope when your first or only child left for U-M?  What helped with the transition?  What would you like to share with other first-time U-M parents? Here are some helpful suggestions and experiences from other Michigan parents and families.

A pair of University of Michigan Parents

Give Them Fuel for Finals!

With study days, finals and commencement ahead, you can send your support and love from afar with a delivery of balloons and edible gifts to your student! 

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