Parents and Families

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


Student Safety Education

"Is my student safe on campus?" It’s one of the most common questions parents ask, and it’s natural to wonder. Most U-M students are living away from parental oversight for the first time and making more of their own choices than ever before.  The good news is, the U-M Student Life takes student safety extremely seriously. 

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Our Time with Your Student...

Spring has gotten off to a very slow start in Ann Arbor – and much of the Midwest.  Nevertheless, the sense of spring is very much apparent on campus. Change, renewal and hope are in the air.

E. Royster Harper

Help Keep Them Fueled for Finals

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

Mortarboard Cookies

Commencement Brunch at the MI Union

Your student has spent hours at the Michigan Union studying for exams, participating in student organizations, and attending events.   Now your family can celebrate your student’s first day as a graduate in the same place - at the 2013 Commencement Brunch in the Michigan Union!

Commencement Table Set

Commencement 2013: What You Need to Know

To the Class of 2013 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan Spring graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  Several thousand students, parents, and friends will gather in Ann Arbor to celebrate. 

Michigan Union Spring

Mental Health Skills for a Lifetime

Students will experience stress - on campus and beyond.  "The standard U-M students strive for is higher", says Tim Davis, Associate Director at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  And since stressors, like death and taxes, are an unfortunate certainty in life, CAPS prepares students for post-college reality by providing them with a wealth of proactive coping strategies they can use for years to come.

Health, Wellness, and Support

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