MParents: Student Life

Student Life

The start of college life provides a student with challenging and rewarding experiences. The University of Michigan allows students to explore many opportunities for intellectual and personal growth, both in and out of the classroom.

With over 1,000 student organizations, dozens of club and intramural sports, numerous performance ensembles, and students from all 50 states and over 100 countries, the University of Michigan offers something for everyone.

The University of Michigan expects students to take an active role in their education and therefore students must assume responsibility for their own affairs. Students are treated as adults who, with the aid of their families and the University community, will continue to develop the knowledge, maturity, judgment, and self-discipline necessary for their future lives. Students should familiarize themselves with the policies that affect students and the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. As members of the University of Michigan community, students are expected to abide by these policies.

As parents of Michigan students you should encourage your student to seek a balance between academics and extracurricular activities. Participation in student activities outside of class helps many students to manage their time better, and leads to a more rewarding and successful college experience.