Last edition we asked: Does your student have a job on campus? Why or why not? What do you see as the pros or cons of working during college? Read on to hear from other Michigan parents!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether your student is starting at the University of Michigan or returning for senior year, this is an exciting journey for both of you.
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.
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.
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.