Parents and Families

Making Connections with the University Career Center

Fall semester has begun and it's time for students to get started on achieving their career goals. You can try these conversation starters to help your student learn about and use the extensive resources available through the University Career Center.

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Parent to Parent

There is a common list of important things new families need to know before their student arrives on campus: tools for academic success, information about housing, health and safety resources, and details on academic programs. We want to know if there are other questions on your mind. What else do you feel is important for parents to know? Share your thoughts here.

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Our Time with your Student

For parents, this time of year has an excitement all its own: soon, the academic year will end, and your students might be returning home -- if only for a brief stop before further adventures over the summer. If this is your student's first year at U-M, it can be a particularly keen feeling. Having spent the academic year trying to support them from afar, what will it be like when they're back under your roof?

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Your Guide to Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 – and to parents and families!  The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Stadium. Michael Bloomberg, internationally known business leader and statesman, will deliver the commencement address.

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Academic Success Requires Asking For Help

As midterms approach for many, students can struggle to keep up with the academic workload. U-M offers a multitude of resources to help students thrive academically.

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