Parents and Families

Housing for Next Year...Already?

While it may feel like you just dropped your student off, as early as October you may begin to hear talk about where to live next year. Here's what you need to know.

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Communication Skills for Students

Being able to communicate well with faculty, staff, and other students can help your student to eliminate conflict, succeed academically, and develop life-long leadership skills.

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Our Time with Your Student

Student Life is the part of the university that supports every aspect of your students' lives on campus. That means we're also here for them during the challenging times.

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Parents' Guide to Commencement (2015)

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 - and to their parents and families!  U-M's graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Stadium.

Graduation at the Michigan Stadium

When Is Grad School the Best Choice?

Does your student want to go to graduate school? Why? When? Although about 25% of U-M students do go straight to graduate school after attaining their Bachelors, there are many routes to a graduate education and to a career path.

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Pre-Med? Plan Ahead!

Did you know that 32% of UM students who entered the College of Literature Science and the Arts in Fall 2014 indicated an interest in pursuing a health-related profession?

Student Life's Career Center offers a number of services to support this large and talented pre-medical population including the recently launched AdviseStream.

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Parent to Parent - Students Choosing Classes

In the last issue, we asked: How do you help your students to make academic choices like selecting courses, areas of study, or how many credits to take next term? Has it changed for you over their time at Michigan?

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