Family Member

As a family member or other supporter of a University of Michigan student, you play a critical role throughout your student’s educational journey. OAMI strives to support your student as well. OAMI supports and celebrates students’ unique experiences, backgrounds, communities, and identities through its core programs and campus-wide events.


We welcome your student to the OAMI family

Your student will find support through OAMI by connecting to one, or more, of OAMI’s core programs, including:

First-Generation Student Gateway – for students who are the first in their family to attend a 4-year college

SuccessConnects – for any student looking for holistic coaching during their U-M education

M-CLIC – for any student looking to engage and foster a stronger sense of community and support for men of color at the University of Michigan.

Undocumented Student Support – for any undocumented students

Pipeline Programs – support for students who participated in CEO Outreach programs, Wolverine Pathways, or the university’s Summer Bridge Scholars Program.

M-Connect – for community college transfer students


Your student can help build community

Encourage your student to join the planning committees for OAMI’s campus-wide events! These signature events are open to the community, and family members are encouraged to attend.

MLK Day Symposium

Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

Cultural Graduation Celebrations

Juneteenth Symposium


Get your college questions answered

Whether your wolverine is your first student to attend college or your last, we know that as a family member, you need support too. The university provides numerous resources to help you, including:

M-Parent Website

Family Matters Newsletter

Parents & Family Weekend

Campus Information Centers