Can holding a job and studying for a degree mix? At the University of Michigan, students strike a successful balance via Student Life jobs across campus. Each year, Student Life employs more than 4,000 students in positions ranging from dining staff to retail associates at a diversity of locations.
Here are our top tips for making your student's move-in as smooth as possible, both on-campus and off.
Every parent wants their student not just to succeed academically, but also to grow, to flourish -– to be happy at Michigan. And the truth is, these two sides of campus life aren't so separate. The students who excel in the classroom are very often the ones who have formed friendships at college, who have found their place, their community.
Statistics show that one in 13 students have food allergies. When moving away from home to attend college, having to add food allergies into the mix can make it even more challenging. At the University of Michigan, MDining is helping students take the guesswork out of the equation.
College life is more than attending classes and getting good grades. A well-rounded university lifestyle -- including involvement in student organizations and programs, clubs, sports and events -- makes the experience a memorable and successful time.
Taking the plunge to live off-campus doesn’t mean student dining will become more difficult. Several meal plan options for off-campus students are available that include delicious meals with an endless variety of choices. Not to mention the convenience of not having to shop, cook and clean up after!
For parents, this time of year has an excitement all its own: soon, the academic year will end, and your students might be returning home -- if only for a brief stop before further adventures over the summer. If this is your student's first year at U-M, it can be a particularly keen feeling. Having spent the academic year trying to support them from afar, what will it be like when they're back under your roof?
Ready for an adventure? How about planning a family outdoor trip with your student next time you're on campus? Into camping, rock climbing, backpacking, or simply enjoying the great outdoors? U-M's Outdoor Adventures program provides year-round outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for students and their families.
Move-Out will begin in the last days of April as students complete their exams, and continue until April 29 when the residence halls close at 11 a.m.
Connecting to the world of work is one of the most interesting and important things students can do. Learning necessary skills, discovering job titles, and understanding organizational cultures is an important part of the U-M experience.