Parents and Families

Parent to Parent - Staying in Touch

If you'd like to explore the Family Matters archives, you can read advice from other families and parents of Michigan students from our previous editions.  There's nothing like hearing from another Michigan parent about what it's like when a child first leaves home, money management for students, campus safety, and other important topics. 

Student Checks Her Phone

Our Time with Your Student

While students and faculty bear down on the completion of studies, projects and papers, it also is an exciting time. We see great works of individuals and student organizations who manifest all that is energetic and uplifting and inspiring at one of the world’s great teaching and research universities.

E. Royster Harper




Our Time with Your Student...

Spring has gotten off to a very slow start in Ann Arbor – and much of the Midwest.  Nevertheless, the sense of spring is very much apparent on campus. Change, renewal and hope are in the air.

E. Royster Harper

Help Keep Them Fueled for Finals

With study days, finals and commencement just ahead, you can send your student support and love from afar with a delivery of balloons and edible gifts!

Mortarboard Cookies

Our Time with Your Student...

No doubt, moving on from the life of an undergraduate is a big adventure, whether your student is considering a career, an advanced degree, or a tour of duty as a volunteer in a service program.

E. Royster Harper

Send a Heartwarming Wish from Afar!

Sending your student balloons, a snack bag or edible treat while they are on campus is easy using the University Unions’ care package website. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Get Well, Fuel for Finals, Good Luck and more, the site features a wide variety of treats as well as new offerings that include block M-shaped cookies, healthy snack bags, cupcakes and even a birthday cake.

Heart-shaped cookies

Message from the Vice President

Very soon, tens of thousands of students will be moving to Ann Arbor to begin or resume their studies at the University of Michigan.  For each one, it is part of a life’s journey.

E. Royster Harper

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