Parents and Families

Celebrate the Season

Celebrate the Season


Student Life at the University of Michigan wishes you and your student a peaceful, happy and restful winter break and start to the new year. We hope that you and your student will spend the next two weeks doing whatever it is that brings you joy.


As we wrap up the semester and look ahead to the next one, I want to express my gratitude to you for being a part of our U-M community. Thank you for entrusting your students' learning to us. Your support makes it possible for us to continue our mission of shaping students into conscientious leaders.


I look forward to welcoming your student again when classes resume on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


Warmest wishes,


E. Royster Harper

Vice President for Student Life


To help Student Life continue making a difference in students’ lives, please consider making a gift.

Winter scene on campus

Our Time with Your Student

With classes now in full swing and student groups holding their first meetings of the year, life for your student is thrilling—and busier than ever.

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Send a Quick Pick-me-up

As students begin to settle into the routine of classes, studying and making new friends, it’s a great time to send them a message that you’re thinking of them with an M Gift package. 

M Gift Bags

Our Time with Your Student

With a new school year just weeks away, you and your student must be preparing for changes ahead. We are excited to have your student with us.

E. Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

M Gift Packages Kick Off a New School Year

A new school year brings with it new opportunities, clean slates, and anticipation of fully enjoying the university experience. Help your student kick off the new year with a Welcome to Michigan gift package!

An M Gift package

Dates to Remember - August 2018

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 2018

Soothe Finals Stress or Celebrate Graduation with MGift Package

Whether your student is stressing over final exams, or celebrating the accomplishment of graduation, MGift Packages can ease the anxiety and add a special, virtual hug by delivering snacks, drinks, U-M merchandise, and the message that you’re thinking of them.