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This site is dedicated to the needs of student caregivers at the University of Michigan who juggle parenting, other family care, work, and study. It is maintained by the U-M Work-Life Resource Center and was created by the former Committee on Student Parent Issues (COSPI).

  • Contact to be added to the email listserv for undergraduate and graduate student parents in all U-M programs except Rackham Graduate School.
  • Contact to be added to the email listserv for graduate student parents in Rackham programs.


Learn about upcoming CEW events and workshops for U-M student parents and other nontraditional students, including a Winter Welcome and Open House on Thursday, January 11th from 3-5 p.m.

Preschool Expo will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. in the Ann Arbor District Library lobby, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104; and a Summer Camp Expo will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12-4 p.m. at Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, 48108.

Weekday afternoon openings for preschoolers (age 3 years or older) are available in the U-M Children’s Centers. Learn about the wait list and apply online, or call Judy at (734) 763-3947.

Weekday, full-time openings for infants and toddlers are currently available at state-licensed, independent Campus Child Care Homes Network programs in and near Ann Arbor.

U-M Family Helpers are U-M students and retirees who offer occasional child care or other family care, tutoring, pet or house sitting, yard work, housekeeping, and more! Log in to view their profiles.

View Suicide Prevention: Using Our Strengths As a Community, a video by U-M Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Under the Michigan Partners Project grant, CEW has created a helpful guide titled Helping Students with Children Graduate: Taking Your College Services to the Next Level.

U-M Support of Child Care for Student Parents featured.



Advice for Students with Children (produced by Rackham Graduate School)


Past survey reports on U-M students with children


Contact WLRC

Contact COSPI