Parents and Families

Is Your Student's Personal Property Insured?

Accidents happen, so it’s important that students have personal property protection to cover their valuable possessions in the event of damage or loss. Whether students live in a residence hall or off-campus, their personal possessions are not, in most cases, covered by university or rental property insurance policies.

Supporting Your Student's Job Search

You’ve heard the bad news about the economy, or your family may have even experienced it firsthand. But the future is looking brighter—with employers indicating in one survey that they plan to hire 5 percent more new college graduates this year than last. Though the job search takes time, University of Michigan graduates are still faring well, and as a parent, you can be a valuable source of help and encouragement as your students prepare for their careers.

Commencement: A Parent’s Guide

Every year, excitement fills the air in Ann Arbor as Commencement approaches. Spring has arrived and seniors are eager to graduate and move on to the next phase of their lives. This year, as the university welcomes President Obama as its Commencement speaker, families should prepare for a packed and lively event.