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Preparing Your Student For Holiday Travel 

Although several weeks remain before Thanksgiving, when most students will return to their permanent residences to finish the semester remotely, it’s never too early to start planning. Have you discussed preparations for when and how your student will return home? 


Cares Funding Available to Students

U-M students who have encountered unexpected financial costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for emergency funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

This Congressional relief package is intended to address the economic fallout from the pandemic, and can be applied for on Wolverine Access.

Cares Funding

Conduct Student Business Online

As the fall term approaches, the Office of Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, and the Registrar’s Office are committed to serving your student in convenient, efficient, and safety-conscious ways. Did you know your student can conduct most of their business online and on-demand? As your student starts to make their plans to return to campus, we encourage everyone to learn more about these online alternatives to conducting student business in person.


Your Student and the 2020 Census

By April 1, 2020 every home in the United States will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Mandated by the Constitution of the United States of America, the Census happens once every ten years and counts every living person living in the U.S. It’s been happening, on schedule, since 1790 and it’ll be starting very soon on campus, too. It’s an important process that involves your student.


Building skills and networks for the future through internships

As your student settles into the Winter semester, there is likely a big question on their mind: what should I do this summer? For many students, it’s all about one word: “internship”. What is an internship? Should I get one? How do I start looking? The University Career Center (UCC), and other career offices on campus, are available to help your student navigate through the summer planning process.


Exploring the World: Travel Abroad Tip

Students who work, study or volunteer abroad can gain valuable life and cultural experiences while exploring new parts of the world. And travel is increasingly accessible to all students. 


Students Can Buy Books Early Online

It may seem early to think about buying books for the winter semester, but thanks to the partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College, students are able to efficiently purchase books via an online portal.

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Financial Basics for Your Student

College is a time for your student to gain independence. Learning skills for managing money can help. By keeping some basics in mind, your student can get off to a good start, which can carry them through college, and set them on the right financial path as they graduate.

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Meet the Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is a central place for students and their parents/families, to seek assistance in navigating the complex issues of campus life.  

Dean of Student Executive Staff