Parents and Families

Parents & Family Weekend 2021 is November 5 - 7!  

Come join your student on campus to enjoy the Michigan Experience. Information sessions and open houses with the schools and colleges, campus historical tours,  Student Life’s signature Parents & Family Weekend Tailgate, and a home Football game are just a few of the opportunities for you to explore campus during this fun and exciting weekend.  We hope to see you there!

Got questions? Email us at parentsweekend@umich.edu or call at 734-764-7420.

University of Michigan Parents & Family Facebook Group

Your student isn't the only one this semester who gets to join cool campus clubs and groups! The @UMichParents Facebook group* can keep you informed of pertinent university information and connected to fellow U-M parents and family just like you!

*This Facebook group is hosted by Michigan Social and not Parents & Family Weekend. 

Quick Links

Letter from VP Harmon

Dear Wolverine Families,

When we welcome your students to the University of Michigan, to their home for their academic careers, we do so knowing that the home you have given them until now is precisely what has prepared them to join the Leaders & Best. We want you to know that this campus that they now make their own is filled with opportunities for them to enrich their lives, their minds, and their passions.

This is why it is our privilege and our pleasure to invite you to see firsthand the sort of home they have with us. Additionally, Parent and Family Weekend is a unique opportunity for us to meet our students’ first teachers — you, their parents and family members — and for you to meet us. We are a community of many voices and identities, and you are a key part of our community, too.

We are always grateful that you have chosen to entrust your students to the University of Michigan. The lessons they learn here go far beyond the classroom, and the bonds they form with their fellow Wolverines will last a lifetime. This weekend, we invite you to experience this with them.

Warmly,

Martino Harmon, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Life

Travel & Accommodations

Parents & Family Weekend has reserved hotel blocks in the surrounding area. You can find the hotel block rates at the Destination Ann Arbor website. Just call the hotel of your choice and request a room at the Parents & Family Weekend rate. Please be advised that hotels in the Ann Arbor area fill very quickly on home football game weekends. If you are planning to attend the 2021 Parents & Family Weekend, plan to book your hotel room now for the November 5 - 7 dates.

Hotels in the Ann Arbor area typically require a 2-night stay during home football game weekends. In addition, on home football game weekends, hotels often have different cancellation policies and penalties than they would otherwise have. Prior to making your hotel reservation, please review the cancellation policies carefully.

Additional hotels near Detroit Metro Airport can be booked online.

Air Transportation
Detroit Metropolitan Airport is the closest major airport to Ann Arbor. For information about shuttles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Ann Arbor, visit the Destination Ann Arbor website.

Car Rental
This year we are happy to share 10% discount with National and a 5% discount with Enterprise. Use offer code: XZL2002.

Families with AAA memberships can enjoy a 20% discount with Hertz.