August Family Matters Newsletter Available Now

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! 

Planning For Residence Hall Move-In

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. 

Register Now for Parent & Family Orientation

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. 

Museum of Natural History Opens at New Building April 14

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. 

New Trotter Multicultural Center Opens

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.

26 U-M Students Receive Fulbright Grants

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. 

U-M Receives Funding For Sexual Assault Prevention

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.

Free Online "Teach-Out" Focuses on Self-Driving Cars

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. 

What Passage of Proposal 1 Means for the University

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. 

New Student Recreation Facility Approved By Regents

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. 

WiFi Service Added to Diag

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.

Residence Hall Move-In Information

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. 

Elizabeth Cole Named Interim Dean of LSA

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.