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.
Many students give up sleep to get good grades, but research shows that students who sleep more get better grades.
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.
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!
Finals are around the corner, and there are other important dates to remember throughout the Spring 2012 semester. Mark your calendar now.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has completed a report on the results of the third phase of its College Student Mental Health Survey. The survey is a long-term project undertaken by CAPS, a unit within the Student Life, to describe, inform, and extend knowledge and understanding of college student mental health.
The Student Life supports every aspect of student life through its services, programs and facilities. Integral to the programs and services that develop the "whole" student, these facilities provide the connections students need for academic, personal and social support. Additionally, student life facilities provide positive and memorable campus experiences.
Recently, I have been introduced to U-M's Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) which provides support for U-M students that are in recovery from substance abuse. My family has contributed funds and my husband and I are now involved in trying to raise awareness about the important work that CRP is doing.
The Armstrong Scholarship was established in 2011 by the parents of Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student-elected president of the Michigan Student Assembly, now called the Central Student Government. The scholarship was set up in his name to help teenagers who face bullying attend the university.
Last edition we asked parents: "What suggestions would you have for other parents to help their students start planning now for the summer? How can parents help students choose whether to enroll in classes, pursue an internship, travel abroad for academic or career interests, or get a jump on a good summer job?"