Parents and Families

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Today, University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon hosted a Campus COVID-19 Briefing, where they were joined by campus health leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions and resources. 

The leaders focused on COVID-19 cases on campus, discussed them in the context of public health and U-M’s strong vaccination rates, and shared how some of our foremost experts are thinking about campus life now and going forward.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing and other information. Future briefings will be scheduled as needed and shared.

To stay up-to-date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site. 


A COVID Update

​Dear Parents and Families,

As the fall semester begins, we are committed to providing you and your student with up-to-date information on current campus life and opportunities that will make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which includes information about the safety measures in place to slow the spread of the virus, tracking mechanisms and metrics, your student’s experiences in the classrooms and residence halls, and other campus updates. 

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of your student and our broader University of Michigan community. While living with the realities of COVID-19 has become more prevalent, we continue to strengthen our approach to keeping our community safe.

To stay up to date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.  


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Today, University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon hosted a Campus COVID-19 Briefing, where they were joined by campus leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions and resources. 

The leaders answered several questions about U-M’s health and safety plans for the fall.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing and other information. Future briefings will be scheduled as needed and shared.

To stay up-to-date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site. 


Welcoming our second-year students to campus

The University of Michigan is now operating in its third century, and all those generations of Leaders & Best have resulted in countless traditions—on-campus rituals that many second-year students did not get to experience last year. These students began their university careers amid the ongoing pandemic, and we know that the lingering effects of this have deeply impacted many students and families, but especially the Class of 2024. 

All second-year students are encouraged and warmly welcomed to our Welcome to Michigan programs, which are jointly organized by the U-M Office of New Student Programs and the Center for Campus Involvement.

Welcome to Michigan banner across the South Quad building

Student Jobs on Campus

Some students (and families) worry that part-time work will detract from time needed for academics and co-curricular activities.  Student employees often note, however, that having a part-time job hones their time-management skills and helps them better allocate time appropriately for study and relaxation. 

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Navigating an in-person fall amid COVID-19

As your student joins tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff in kicking off a new in-person academic year on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, a number of university COVID-19 response efforts, policies and community expectations are in place for a productive and healthy fall term. Read on for the information you and your student need to know for the fall 2021 term.

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"Welcome to Michigan" events

Each fall, our campus community hosts a collaboration of events and activities to both welcome our new students to U-M, their home-away-from-home, and help them make a successful transition to the university community. 

We designed these events and activities—collectively known as our “Welcome to Michigan” program—with your student in mind: we expose our newest Wolverines to our traditions and values, and introduce them to campus resources and spaces. Most importantly, these on-campus events offer students an opportunity to build social connections within their communities.

Blue circular logo with text "Welcome Home"

Important Dates to Remember

Is your student looking forward to fall and getting involved in traditional campus activities again? Fall welcome activities and other campus traditions and programs are currently happening now to make fall a special experience. Read on for some highlights that your student can use to get the most of the campus experience.

Save the Date

Discover Our University Unions Spaces & Places

As your student begins to explore U-M, they will discover that University Unions is an important part of their Michigan experience. The Michigan Union (Central Campus - State Street), the Michigan League (Central Campus - North University Ave), and Pierpont Commons (North Campus - Bonisteel Boulevard): Collectively known as the University Unions, these much-beloved spaces bring students, faculty, staff and the community together to connect, learn and thrive. Read on to learn how these spaces can help your students connect, discover, and learn.


Tuition insurance available for the 2021-22 academic year

The cost of tuition can be substantial, and students may need to withdraw from a term due to an injury, illness, or flare-up of a chronic condition. The U-M Tuition Insurance Plan is a voluntary insurance available to all Ann Arbor students, including in-state and out-of-state undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The tuition insurance significantly extends the university’s withdrawal policy and can help to pay back loans, grants, and scholarships, and can help students continue their education at a later time.

The Fall/Winter coverage purchase deadline is Sept. 10, 2021. Additional details are available on the University Health Service website.

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