Parents and Families

Welcome from the Vice President for Student Life

Whether your student is embarking on the first year of his journey at the University of Michigan, or she is returning for her senior year, the separation from home is bittersweet.  Along with the pride in growing independent is the anxiety of letting go – feelings shared by both the parent and the student.


From the Vice President for Student Life

As spring arrives in Ann Arbor each April, the University of Michigan community readies itself for change. The snow melts and the weather warms up; students take finals, say goodbye to friends and pack their bags for the summer; and graduating seniors enjoy the last few weeks of their college experience before moving on to the next phase of their lives.


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