What are the tuition/billing due dates? 

Billing dates are online at finance.umich.edu/finops/student/billing

How can I receive the student bill? 

Student's are notified via email when their student account statement is ready to be viewed in Wolverine Access. Bills are not mailed directly to the student or to the family. If you would like to receive an email when your student's account statement is ready to be viewed, you must first be authorized by your student to view the account statement. This authorization is done in Wolverine Access. After you have been authorized, you must set up a "Friends Account" in Wolverine Access. Complete details about this process are available online

 

What is the mailing address for students living in residence halls? 

Each residence hall is subdivided into "Houses". The mailing address for a student living in the residence hall includes the room number, the house name, the residence hall name, and the street address, as well as the city, state and zip code. 

Examples: 

Taylor Smith 123 Chicago House, West Quad 541 Thompson Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1360

 

Jordan Jackson 123 Reeves House, Markley 1503 Washington Heights Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2015

 

 

 

When is Parents & Family Weekend? 

Parents & Family Weekend takes place during fall term each year. The date varies based on home football game schedule. For this year's date and information about how to register, click here

Where can I find visitor parking on campus? 

The University provides several lots with central pay machines located throughout the campus, plus one visitor structure located at Palmer Commons

In addition, on Central Campus, there are two main visitor parking structures that are owned by Republic Parking, located at 324 Maynard Street and 650 S. Forest Street as well as several additional visitor parking structures in the downtown Ann Arbor area, a short walk from Central Campus. 

In addition, parking meters can be found along many campus streets. Most parking meters in the campus area utilize the ePark meters which take coins or credit/debit cards. 

Additional information about visitor parking can be found at the Logistics, Transportation and Parking website. 

What is the difference between Dining Dollars and Blue Bucks?

Dining Dollars are purchased as part of a meal plan and can be used in the residential dining halls and cafes and at dozens of other on-campus eateries. Dining Dollars roll over from Fall to Winter term and expire at the end of the academic year.

Blue Bucks are U-M's on-campus currency. They can be used wherever Dining Dollars are accepted, as well as in residential laundry rooms and at dozens of other on-campus locations, like vending machines. Blue Bucks do not expire and are refundable at any time.

When are the graduation ceremonies? 

Commencement activities take place at the end of Fall term and the end of Winter term. Details about the programs can be found online at commencement.umich.edu

Where can my student go if they are not feeling well and need medical care?

University Health Service (UHS) is your student's campus health and wellness resource, offering comprehensive clinical services plus support for their well-being. Most services are free for currently enrolled U-M students (Ann Arbor campus). If your student is not feeling well, encourage them to call UHS and schedule an appointment to see one of their trained clinicians.

Is there a fee for utilizing the University Health Service?

Students pay a health service fee as part of their student tuition. This fee covers students taking regular classes on the Ann Arbor campus. It covers most services at UHS. Some services are NOT covered by this health service fee, and students pay or use billable insurance for those services. For more information about what is covered and what is not covered for students at UHS, please visit uhs.umich.edu/feestudents.

What can I do if I suspect my student could benefit from professional health and support?

It is recommended that you express your reasons for concern in a straightforward, yet loving, and supportive way. It might be helpful to say something like “I am worried about you. You just don't seem to be yourself lately. Have you thought about going to talk to someone about your concerns? I think it would be really good for you to talk with an objective person who can help you sort out what ever is bothering you. Will you go over to CAPS and make an appointment?”

For more information about the services that CAPS provides, please visit caps.umich.edu.

How can I find out my student's grades?

The University of Michigan is subject to a federal law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that sets privacy standards for student educational records and requires institutions to publish a compliance statement, including a statement of related institutional policies. Student grades are subject to privacy protection by FERPA, so parents are not able to access student grades. The best approach is to ask your student directly. The ability and willingness of students to share information and insights usually grows during the college years, especially as they acquire the confidence that comes with assuming greater responsibility for their own lives.

Is there a single waiver that my student can sign so I can have access to all of the records that FERPA covers?

The U-M does not have a single waiver that students can sign to give families access to their records. By direction of the Board of Regents, however, each office that maintains student records is required to develop a written statement of its policies and procedures for handling those records; that statement is available in the particular office. If you desire access to certain information, we recommend that you ask your student to provide permission to the office that is handling a particular matter. Written permission must be provided for each request. It is not a blanket release to the individual, rather permission for a specific transaction.

Will I be notified if my student is hurt or in danger?

If we learn of an emergency involving one of our students, we will attempt to notify the student's parents in accordance with specific departmental emergency notification policies and procedures. Hospitals and police agencies may also maintain separate emergency contact information. Similarly, other University departments or programs may request and maintain emergency contact information for specific purposes, such as University Housing or study abroad programs. We encourage students to update their contact information to facilitate outreach in emergencies.

Where can my student do laundry on campus?

Each residence hall has its own on-site laundry facilities that accept coins or Blue Bucks (the University's electronic campus currency). Residents must provide their own laundry detergents and dryer sheets. There are no laundry supply vending machines available.

Is there a place my student can store their belongings for the summer if they are out-of-state?

There is no storage space in the residence halls or apartments for personal property over the spring/summer. One option is to utilize the University-contracted vendor John's Pack & Ship. For a fee, this University-contracted vendor can receive, store and deliver packages right to your building prior to your arrival. Use of this vendor's services is optional. All transactions are strictly between you and the vendor.