In a few short weeks, many families will be making the trip back to Ann Arbor, this time with plenty of empty room in the car, to pack your student’s belongings and head home, if only for a moment. And the student you will be picking up will be a little different from the one you dropped off on that day at the end of summer: buzzing with new information, talking about people and things you’ve never heard of, but also in many ways more confident.
Ever wonder if students' voices are heard at U-M? Student involvement has helped drive the planning process for the upcoming renovation of the Michigan Union.
Are you ready to communicate with your student about an incident related to alcohol or other drugs, if needed?
Why communication matters: Studies show college students still regard their parents (or parent role models) as trusted advisors and vital in their social support network. Students often rely on parents when they encounter difficulties and challenges.
You've got lots of great options when you visit Ann Arbor, and here are a few opportunities you'll want to take advantage of.
If your student lives in University Housing, you can remind them of steps that need to be completed before they leave campus.
You can let your student know you're thinking of them by sending an MGift Package.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! To celebrate the university’s 200th birthday, the spring commencement will uniquely mark the milestone with multiple speakers, a musical performance and special seating for graduates on the field.
To prepare to enter the work world, students can learn business and dining etiquette right on campus.
Final exams and the end of the school year are coming. These dates will help you plan for the days ahead.
As a family member of a Michigan undergraduate, you know one thing for sure: our students are always in motion, moving from classes, projects, jobs, clubs, activism, service, not to mention all time they spend working on their futures after graduation.