All U-M parents are invited to join President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon as they share campus updates and address parent questions. Here is the recording of the Town Hall from 11-6-20.
Welcome to Michigan! First Year Experience (FYE) is an office that creates a welcoming community for students in their transition to campus by engaging them in programs related to personal and academic growth, navigating campus resources, building meaningful connections with others, and prioritizing well-being.
Join us at our Open House to learn about our program offerings, meet some of our staff, and see how your student can make the most of their first year at Michigan! Registration is required, and a Zoom link will be sent to those registered the day before the event!
Honors students will receive a shareable email for parents and friends with a message from Director Mika LaVaque-Manty, along with an invitation to the Honors DeRoy Virtual Open Lecture. This livestream event takes place Tuesday, November 17th, featuring Guest Professor Abdul El-Sayed, Honors alumnus, physician, and former Michigan gubernatorial candidate. In this talk, Dr. El-Sayed will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of America’s other epidemics: the pandemic of systemic racism and the epidemic of insecurity. He will dig into America’s broken healthcare system as a lynchpin in the etiology of each of these three pandemics—and how we need to take them on. The link can also be found on our website: https://lsa.umich.edu/honors.
The LSA Honors DeRoy Open Lecture is a biannual event made possible by the Helen L. DeRoy Visiting Professorship endowment. This fall, Dr. El-Sayed has led "Wellbeing + Public Policy" (HONORS 493). He is the author of Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic (Abrams Press, 2020) and the forthcoming book Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide (Oxford Press, 2021).
House hunting and lease signing can seem daunting, and it's sometimes hard to know where to begin. Teams from across Student Life have worked together on providing all the information students need to navigate this process successfully. The Take Time Before You Sign campaign includes a series of short, catchy and informative videos that detail all of the steps related to house hunting and signing a lease.
Half a year ago, the library, following the university’s pivot to remote learning, closed its doors to the public and instructed librarians and staff to begin working remotely. Read about how the library made the shift to remote resources and services.
When the fall semester started and the library opened its doors again, we had a plan to keep our students safe. See how contactless pickup works, and find out how students can reserve and use physically-distanced study tables and rooms.
Take a quick 3 minute tour through online resources and digitized collections from the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Learn more and explore primary sources from American history at clements.umich.edu.
The Residential College invites all parents, family, and chosen family of RC students to watch a welcome video featuring an address from our Director Catherine Badgley and RC faculty giving an update on their RC courses taught in hybrid and remote formats. Explore additional resources on this page which will be updated on Friday 11/6. For any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSKET, the University of Michigan's only student-run musical theatre company, has released the full lineup for this week's "The Alumni Concert," airing September 25th.
The performers and speakers include many of MUSKET's notable alumni, as well as supporters of the organization. The list of performers includes A.J. Holmes (Book of Mormon, class of 2011), Jessica Fontana (Cinderella, 2006), Madeline Trumble (Newsies and Mary Poppins, 2011), Josh Strobl (Dear Evan Hansen, 2017), and Nick Blaemire (Godspell, 2005), as well as other recent MUSKET alumni.
In addition to performances, the concert will feature special messages from Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Barret Foa (Mamma Mia! and Avenue Q, 1996), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, 2006).
Musical highlights from the concert will include Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves, No One is Alone from Into the Woods, Home from The Wiz, and many more.
Proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. One of the primary beneficiaries of contributions will be the Actors Fund, which is an organization working to provide financial assistance to actors who are currently unemployed. Throughout the concert, donations will be able to be made via the Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS YouTube page.
The Interfaith Program: This presentation is centered around the faith-based and interfaith communities at the University of Michigan, highlighting some terms, students' experiences, and resources that will support our students learn more and navigate the community. This presentation was created by the Interfaith Program, a partnership between Trotter Multicultural Center and the Center for Campus Involvement as part of M-LEAD Academy's 2020 Neighborhood Dialogues.
Each year, Fraternity & Sorority Life participates in the University's Parents & Family Weekend activities. Typically there is an information session that provides individuals an opportunity to learn about our community and ask questions.
Parent and Family Weekend 2020 - Virtual Information Session November 6, 2020 (recording)
Individual chapter parent, family, mother or father events are scheduled and hosted by organizations individually.