Parents and Families

UM a Leader in Helping Students Manage Food Allergies

For many students, college can provide exciting new freedoms. However, it also often presents a number of new and unexpected challenges. For students at the University of Michigan, one such difficulty is now much easier to manage – food allergies.

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Where to live next year... what's the rush?

Soon your student will be talking about living arrangements for next year. It’s a Michigan tradition, in the fall college friends (who may have only known each other for a few months) begin planning where they want to live nine months from now. What’s the rush? Well, off-campus apartment and rental property owners are marketing their student housing, and there is a long-held – and misleading – perception that all the good places to live off-campus are signed early. 

Northwood housing

Surprise your Student with a Care Package!

Visit the University Unions' Care Package website offering balloon bouquets, snack bags and other edible gifts that can be purchased online and delivered on campus by U-M students. Perfect for Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Get Well, Welcome to Michigan, Fuel for Finals, Good Luck and more! Ordering balloons and edible gifts is easy, affordable and convenient. Go to http://www.carepackage.umich.edu

Care Package Logo

Interfraternity Institute Gives Students Opportunities to Lead

For many alums who are now parents of current students, joining a Greek organization at U-M made you members of a special community for life. This sense of loyalty often extends outside of the individual chapter to the larger Greek community, especially if you held a leadership position within that larger community.



Parents are Key to a Healthy Campus Community

Although most U-M students make healthy and responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs, excessive and illegal alcohol use continues to impact the university's academic mission and our students’ academic potential.




Getting Involved on Campus Helps Launch Careers

Imagine two U-M students. Both attend class, do well and make friends. But one follows her interests outside the classroom: she joins student organizations, holds leadership roles and spends a summer interning in the field where she hopes to work. When it's time to apply for jobs, the second student will be ahead, explains Kerin Borland, Director of U-M’s Career Center.

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