Parents and Families


A Message from Royster Harper

It’s nearly time for "Spring Break": words that conjure up memories of college for many, and that is still very much true today. And yet what Spring Break means for this generation of students can often be quite different than a generation ago, and it tells you much about what our students value and need.

Royster Harper

Giving Blueday 2017 Thank You & Recap

With your help, on 11/28/17 the University of Michigan secured a record-breaking number of donors, 8,215 to be exact, during Michigan’s fourth university-wide day of giving: Giving Blueday!

Giving Blueday Thank You!

Send Some Love this Valentine's Day

Looking for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat to share with your student? MDining is launching new M|Gift Packages for Valentine’s Day. You can send your student a Baker’s Dozen of pink-sprinkled heart-shaped cookies for $12 that deliver a big hug on a cold day.

Heart Shaped Cookies

Support Available for DACA Students

If you are the parent/family of an undocumented or DACA student, your student is welcome at the University of Michigan, and support is available. 

Many Voices Our Michigan

Give for the Future this Giving Blueday!

You and your student can celebrate U-M turning 200 this year by participating in Giving Blueday on Tuesday, November 28. This is a university-wide day of giving, when every member of the Michigan community is encouraged to make a difference and give for the future.

Giving Blueday 11-28-2017

Give 'em a Break!

Anytime is the perfect time to send your student a fun, healthy break via MGift. Newly launched MGifts are available for any occasion -- from welcome packages to study breaks to get well bags. 

M Gift Bags


Dates to Remember - August 2017

You may want to pencil in some of these important dates and upcoming events to help stay connected with your Wolverine while they're off to college. 

August 2017

Our Time with Your Student

In Student Life, we have the privilege of getting to know each generation of new students, and from experience we know one of the best predictors of success in college is having the support of their team back home.

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

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