Parents and Families

Dates to Remember Winter 2015

Spring break is nearly here! We hope your students take the opportunity to relax and rest up so they feel rejuvenated for the remainder of Winter term. Read on for some of the important dates ahead.

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Home for the Holiday

Some students will be returning home soon for the Thanksgiving break, and parents may be wondering what to expect. As students' independence and responsiblity increase, you may find some things will be different. 

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Parent to Parent - How You Reach Your Student

Last edition we asked: How do you plan to stay in touch with your student now that Fall term is starting up? Phone? Email? Text? Tweet? Facebook? Facetime? Passenger pigeon? What works for you and your family? Many parents and families responded that they intend to use primarily email and phone.

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Dates to Remember - September 2014

With school in full swing, the weeks will fly by fast!  These dates will keep you on top of deadlines and schedules through this first semester.

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Our Time with Your Student...

Whether your student is starting at the University of Michigan or returning for senior year, this is an exciting journey for both of you.   

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The Michigan Union at Your Service

This summer, renovations have been wrapping up at South Quad, the new Munger graduate residence is rising higher, and West Quad is closed for a complete renovation.  When you visit campus, you will undoubtedly notice some construction fencing! In the heart of all this exciting activity, the Michigan Union’s operations and hours of service remain in full swing.  

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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. 

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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



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