Parents and Families

Important dates to remember 

Seems like the Winter semester just started, but your student is almost half way through, and it’s a good time to note some important dates remaining in the semester:

  • Well-Being Break (no classes) Tuesday, March 23
  • University Honors Convocation (Virtual) Wednesday, March 31
  • Classes End Wednesday, April 21, 
  • Study Days Thursday, April 22, and April 24 – 25
  • Examinations Friday, April 23, and April 26 – 30
  • Spring Commencement -- a virtual ceremony -- Saturday, May 1 at noon 
  • Commencement Activities Thursday April 29 – Sunday, May 2,
  • Spring Classes Begin, Tuesday, May 4
     
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What’s New? Stay Up-to-date...

Last week, the University of Michigan announced plans for a more traditional in-person and residential fall semester for the Ann Arbor campus. This includes: most classes will be in person, greater occupancy in residence halls, in-person dining and student support services, and some continuing precautions to maximize health and safety for the university community.

For complete details on the fall semester, please view President Mark S. Schlissel’s most recent message. You also can stay informed on a daily basis by visiting the Campus Maize and Blueprint page.

Campus Blueprint

Our Time With Your Student

Dear Wolverine Families, 

As we get closer to the first Well-Being Break on February 24, it’s a great time to review the resources and services available to take care of U-M students in a holistic way. We know it can be tricky for students to navigate such a big university, especially during the pandemic. That’s why we started sending students a digest of suggestions each Sunday, on how to make the most of our offerings that week. This past Sunday’s message, for example, featured everything from recommendations on finding new study buddies through Speed Friending events, to tips on securing summer internships. 

Martino Harmon

Students Offer Tips for Making Online Work 

To say the past year has been an adjustment for college students like yours is an understatement, but with planning and creative modification, many students are making the most of this time academically. We went to the source -- students -- to see what tips they would offer to fellow classmates on how to make the most of this online and modified academic experience. 

Students

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 provided a Campus COVID-19 Briefing, where they were joined by campus leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions and responses to the U-M community. 

This week's briefing included discussions of health and safety in the semester ahead, U-M’s vaccination efforts, and answers to questions from the community.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing. This week’s briefing also included Chief Health Officer Dr. Preeti Malani, who is a physician and professor of medicine in U-M's Division of Infectious Diseases; Dr. Rob Ernst, a physician, chair of the Campus Health Response Committee and executive director of the University Health Service; and Dr. Sandro Cintri, a physician and co-lead of the Vaccination Safety and Effectiveness team of the Michigan Medicine task force.

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


Give Your Student an MGift 

Nothing sends a warm hug better than an MGift Package that says “Take A Break” from your hard work. You can send that hug to your student via more than 40 gift packages this semester, and deliver the message that you’re thinking of them. There’s a bundle for any occasion. You can also add a gift card for even more convenience that your student can use at any MDining location on campus.

MGift showtime bag

Deliver Balloons to Your Wolverine!

The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) offers a balloon delivery service for parents and loved ones to send wishes to their University of Michigan student from afar. We have a variety of latex and mylar balloon options, including: Happy Birthday, Good Luck, Get Well Soon, Thinking of You, Congratulations and Go Blue licensed block M balloons.

Balloons

Finding Community: Students Helping Students

Meeting people and growing friendships is an important part of your student’s university experience. However the COVID-19 pandemic, and its social distancing guidelines, makes those connections a challenge. 

Fortunately, Student Life’s Finding Community provides many options for getting involved either virtually or through activities with safety protocols in place. Whether your student is looking for leadership options, ways to make a difference by serving on a board, volunteering opportunities, or meeting people with similar interests, there are many opportunities for students to build relationships and contribute to the community. 

Students

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2021 at the University of Michigan. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement from University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel. As we prepare for the start of the winter semester, the information in this email will help you and your student start the year with the most up-to-date information on current protocols, procedures and opportunities to make it a safe, positive experience. 

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


Finding a Student Community

Meeting people and growing friendships is an important part of your student’s university experience. However the COVID-19 pandemic, and its social distancing guidelines, makes those connections a challenge. Fortunately, Student Life’s Finding Community provides many virtual options. Whether your student is looking for leadership options, ways to make a difference by serving on a board, volunteering opportunities, or meeting people with similar interests, there are many opportunities for students to build relationships and contribute to the community. Your student can check them out here

Student Life

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