Parents and Families

Subscribing to Family Matters Newsletter

To Subscribe:
Family Matters Newsletter offers current information about campus life and challenges. To receive it via e-mail ask your son or daughter to register your e-mail address. They should add your email address under the student section of the Wolverine Access site; just navigate to Student Business > Student Center > Parent/Family Authorization > Alerts, Bulletins and Newsletters. It will take only a minute to fill out and it takes effect immediately.

A Michigan Family

Supporting Your Student During Finals

Learning to manage a heavy academic workload while focusing on health and well-being as final exams loom can be a challenging part of the college experience. Parents and family members will often be the first people students turn to when they want to talk through stress this time of year. The best thing you can do is make yourself available to listen and be a source of comfort.

A student studies with his laptop

Tips | Thanksgiving Break 2018

Whether students are leaving Ann Arbor during the Thanksgiving recess or staying local, Student Life offers information that may be helpful to you and your student. 


Financial Basics for Students

College students will make hundreds of financial decisions that impact their day-to-day life and financial wellness for years to come. Gaining skills for managing money can help. 

Student paying at the farmer's market

Improved Process for Buying Textbooks

Starting this fall, students will find the process of buying textbooks more affordable, streamlined and reliable, thanks to a new partnership between the university and Barnes & Noble College.

Barns and Noble bookstore in Pierpont Commons

Move-in 101

Here are the top tips for making your student's on-campus move-in as smooth as possible.

Welcome to Michigan banner across the South Quad building



2018 Move Out

If your student lives within University Housing, it is important to remind them of a few helpful steps that need to be completed before they fully kick back into summer.

Students walking on the Diag

Subleasing 101

Does your student have an off-campus apartment? Are they leaving Ann Arbor for the summer? Subleasing may be an option to help your student recover some of their living expenses. 

House

Your Guide to Commencement Ceremonies

Congratulations if your student is graduating this spring! This guide can help make the big day (or days) easier, so you and your student can enjoy this momentous occasion.

Students wave at the General Commencement ceremony

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