Parents and Families

Fall at U-M is a Moving Experience

Summer is waning, and thoughts turn to Move-In.  The annual journey to Ann Arbor is an exciting time. Student Life staff are getting ready to help make it a good experience.

Student and Parents at move in

Spring Commencement: Everything You Need to Know

To the Class of 2012 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  CNN chief medical correspondent and U-M alumnus Dr. Sanjay Gupta will deliver the spring commencement address. Offered here are many of the details from U-M’s official commencement resource site.

Graduates in the stadium

Parent to Parent - Empty Nest?

Last edition we asked parents: How did you cope when your first or only child left for U-M?  What helped with the transition?  What would you like to share with other first-time U-M parents? Here are some helpful suggestions and experiences from other Michigan parents and families.

A pair of University of Michigan Parents

Parent to Parent

Last edition we asked parents: "What suggestions would you have for other parents to help their students start planning now for the summer?  How can parents help students choose whether to enroll in classes, pursue an internship, travel abroad for academic or career interests, or get a jump on a good summer job?"

 

U of M parents at orientation

From Matriculation to Graduation, Communication is Key in Financial Aid

The University of Michigan's 2010-2011 general fund budget includes $126 million in centrally awarded financial aid. Nearly 67 percent of resident undergraduates and 57 percent of nonresident undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. That's a substantial commitment to helping students with need pursue a world-class education at U-M.

cash money

Parent to Parent

Last edition we asked parents: How can you tell when your student is stressed out by finals, college life, or personal challenges? How can parents help students choose whether to enroll in classes, pursue an internship, travel abroad for academic or career interests, or get a jump on a good summer job?

Mother and daughter photo

Being a Tech-Savvy Parent

With the amount of innovation happening today around communications technologies it's an exciting time to be a parent of a university student.

computer and phone

Help Students Prepare for this Summer and Beyond

What will your son or daughter be doing this summer? With fall semester still in full swing, it may seem too early to consider spring and summer classes or internships. But in fact, now is a great time to start thinking about plans for the months ahead.

The Career Center Office



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