The August edition of Student Life's Family Matters is now available. If you didn't receive it in your email in-box, you can click below to read it now. Articles include information about residence hall move-in, Parents & Family Weekend, health insurance and immunizations, and more!
Fall residence hall move-in takes place in late August. Dates vary depending on your student's residence hall, and whether or not your student is participating in certain special programs.
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance graduate, Celia Keenan-Bolger, won the Tony Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play" for her performance as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Has your student been admitted to the University of Michigan for the Fall Term? If so, Parent & Family Orientation is for you! Programs are offered for family members of incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students for the fall term.
The University of Michigan's Spring Commencement at Michigan Stadium will be on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m.
The U-M Museum of Natural History will re-open to the public on April 14 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. The re-opened museum is located in the Biological Sciences Building (BSB), and will feature new exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, and more.
On Thursday, April 11, the U-M community celebrated the Trotter Multicultural Center opening in it's new location at 428 S. State St. The new space was created and designed to be an inclusive environment. The new facility features a variety of rooms including academic, meeting and performance practice spaces, group spaces for student organizations, a full kitchen, an outdoor roof-top garden, office space, a prayer/meditation room, and a foot bathing station.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will provide the commencement address at the University of Michigan's General Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 at Michigan Stadium.
The University of Michigan has more Fulbright award winners than any other public university in the U.S. The Fulbright grant is one of the U.S. government's most prestigious awards and funds students' research overseas.
Grant funding from the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program will allow U-M to expand prevention education initiatives. UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint were among 25 institutions to receive part of $1 million from grant offered by the Michigan State Police.
U-M will offer an online teach-out Feb. 4-28 for those interested in learning more about self-driving cars. Faculty from engineering, public policy, law, political science, sociology and information will contribute. Teach-outs are short, self-paced online learning events that allow people across the world to engage with experts.
The Board of Regents approved plans for a much-needed new classroom building on Central Campus. The new building will include a variety of learning spaces, including a large auditorium and team-based learning rooms.
Is your student graduating in December? Everything you need to know about the ceremony, including tickets, parking, schedules, and more can be found online.
Michigan's recent passage of Proposal 1, legalizing marijuana use by adults for recreational purposes, will not change University of Michigan policy or federal law. Both U-M policy and federal law prohibit the possession and use of marijuana on university premises. In addition, as a recipient of federal funds, U-M is required to maintain a drug-free campus.
The current Central Campus Recreation Building will be replaced by a new facility. The new facility will include modern gyms, a running track, spaces for weight and cardiovascular training, group exercise rooms, aquatics, climbing areas, squash and racquetball courts, and more.
The 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges ranking shows U-M coming in at #4 among public universities and #27 overall.
University leaders celebrated the launch of WiFi service on the Diag on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the steps of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
General move-in for all undergraduates is Wednesday, August 29 through Friday, August 31. During these dates, traffic and parking patterns will be altered to accommodate the move-in traffic. Students who are part of a program that requires earlier move-in should hear directly from that program regarding specific move-in dates and details.
Effective August 1, the University of Michigan will no longer require undergraduate admissions applicants to complete the optional writing component of the SAT or ACT. The university continues to require applicants to submit multiple writing samples as part of the UM-specific admissions application.
Elizabeth Cole is an associate dean for social sciences at LSA and a professor in the departments of women's studies, psychology, and Afroamerican and African studies. Cole succeeds Andrew Martin, who has been named chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.