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The resources on this web page may be informative for people who are interested in the mission and activities of CEW+. CEW+ is not endorsing any of these resources or the entities associated with them. Also, CEW+ is not responsible for nor does it control the content of the websites listed below. The resources listed on this web page may be updated from time to time.

For questions or support, please contact StudentCaregiverCoordinator@umich.edu.

Guidance and Counseling

Student Ombuds, Tom Lehker

The Student Ombuds provides confidential service to help individual students solve specific problems by serving as an impartial advocate for fair and consistent treatment.  

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS is committed to creating an environment based on our values of multicultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-theoretical practices that allow our diverse student body to access care, receive high-quality services, and take positive pathways to mental health. 

CEW+ Career & Education Counseling

CEW+ assists hundreds of individuals each year as they make decisions about their future through free, confidential counseling that is open to everyone at U-M and in the community.  This comprehensive counseling program supports the exploration of education and career interests within the context of relationships and life circumstances.  Click here to view the CEW+ Fall 2021 newsletter highlighting our current work to advocate for student caregivers and share the voices of U-M student caregivers past and present.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office is committed to ensuring that students who are parenting have the support and resources to successfully navigate their experience at the University of Michigan.

Rackham Graduate School

Graduate students with children constitute a vibrant part of our learning community at the University of Michigan. Rackham believes in supporting graduate students with children both academically and socially. Because each parent has distinct needs, Rackham has designed a variety of programs and events, from child care information and parenting resources to support groups and social events.

Rackham Resolution Officer

The Rackham Resolution Office provides a safe and confidential environment to discuss concerns and advises faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students on matters related to emergencies, crisis situations, disputes, and student conduct violations. 

Printable resource card for distributing to Student Caregivers

 

Health and Wellbeing

U-M Mott Hospital Parenting Library

The Your Child library was designed to provide parents with helpful information on common physical, mental, and social health topics.  From behavioral challenges and developmental milestones to preventing injuries and making healthy choices, you’ll find a wide range of U-M pediatrician-approved information you can trust. 

U-M Health Insurance Plans

Health insurance plans available to students.

Mary A. Rackham Institute

MARI offers clinical services to address mental health and language and literacy challenges for students, faculty, staff, and the public.  

University Health Service

UHS is your campus health and wellness resource, offering comprehensive clinical services plus support for your well-being.

Maize and Blue Cupboard

The Maize and Blue Cupboard was created to ensure members of the University of Michigan community—whether on a tight budget or physically restrained from getting to a grocery store—receive equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others. 

University Health Services Guide

Tips for Academic Success if You are Sick or Injured | University Health Service

Financial

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid’s site includes financial resources, information, options and advice that remove financial barriers and allow students to focus on academic success. The Office of Financial Aid has a specific email, finaid-childcare@umich.edu, for student parents seeking financial aid information.

Financial Assistance for Child Care

The U-M Child Care Subsidy, administered by the U-M Office of Financial Aid, provides funds to undergraduate and graduate students to assist them with the cost of state-licensed child care. 

Child Care Subsidy

Students who have young, dependent children in child care may be eligible for this program, which provides funds to assist students with the cost of child care licensed by the state of Michigan.  

CEW+ Emergency Funding

CEW+ is able to offer small emergency grants to current U-M Ann Arbor graduate students and undergraduate students. These grants, called Emergency Funds (EF), are for unexpected financial emergencies that threaten to derail degree progress. 

Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funding

The Rackham Emergency Fund is available to help meet the financial needs of Rackham graduate students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expenses during their degree program.  Students who are experiencing financial difficulties that exceed the scope of this fund, or have questions about the eligibility of their situation may contact Darlene Ray-Johnson at rackresolutionofficer@umich.edu or by phone, 734.936-1647.

Rackham Graduate Student Professional Travel with Children Grant

This grant program supports Rackham graduate student parents who incur expenses while traveling with small children while attending conferences, workshops, meetings, or other academic events as part of their scholarly research or in pursuit of professional career readiness both within and outside of academia.

Rackham Postdoctoral Professional Travel with Children Grant

The demands of parenting children present special challenges to postdoctoral fellows who desire to participate in academic conferences as part of their research and scholarship. Through its family friendly policies, the Rackham Graduate School and the ADVANCE Program strongly support postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan who are working to balance family obligations and scholarly research. The Rackham Graduate School and ADVANCE will provide up to a maximum of $750 per postdoctoral fellow per 12 month period for approved travel expenses for children under the age of six (up to and including age five at the time of travel) that accompany a postdoctoral parent to a professional meeting. Questions regarding allowable expenses, or expenses under circumstances beyond those that are considered allowable, may be directed to the Rackham Graduate School at pdchildtravel@umich.edu. Click here to learn more about the program.

Emergency funds across campus

A comprehensive list of emergency funds provided by the Office of the Provost. 

CEW+ Scholarships for Caregivers

Students who are caregivers and are actively enrolled are eligible to apply for CEW+ Scholarships.

Housing

On-Campus Housing Resources

U-M offers many on-campus housing options, many of which are designed to help you expand your network, connect with the broader campus community, make long-lasting friendships and develop the skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.

Off-Campus Housing Resources

The Off-Campus Listing Service features multiple property listings and includes advanced search filters, a roommate finder, message boards, and educational resources. It’s a FREE service.  

Policies and Spaces to Support Student Caregivers

Rackham Graduate Student Parental Accommodation Policy

This policy makes it possible for a student immediately following the birth or adoption of a young child to maintain registered full time student status, along with all the benefits of such status, while facilitating the return to full participation in courses, research and teaching.

Rackham Graduate Student Leave of Absence Policy

This policy enables a doctoral student to not register during a fall or winter term when certain life events prevent continued active participation in their degree program. There are four types of leave: personal, family necessity/dependent care, medical, and military reasons.

LSA Emergency Class Absence Policy

If a student-parent encounters a personal or family emergency that necessitates a temporary leave of absence from class, LSA academic advisors can provide resources and support. See LSA’s Class Absence Policy.

Lactation Room Locations

Lactation and Personal Care Rooms located on the U-M Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine facilities in Ann Arbor are listed below. 

CEW+ Library

An open space located at 330 E. Liberty that is open to all students and their children during regular business hours.  The library has reliable wifi, public access computers, and free coffee & tea.  

U-M and Ann Arbor Bus Routes

Ann Arbor students, with a valid MCard, can ride for free on Ann Arbor buses.  Local and up-to-date bus routes for the city of Ann Arbor.

Dean of Students Office Critical Incident Team Academic Notification

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) Critical Incident Team is available to send an academic notification to the school/college of any student who is experiencing a disruption to their academic experience, for any reason. While the academic notification does not serve as an “excused absence” it is intended to create a foundation for a student to speak with their faculty directly about academic adjustments that can be made as appropriate. Please contact the DOS Critical Incident Team to talk about your particular situation and determine whether an academic notification is necessary.

Ann Arbor Campus Changing Tables

Please note that we are still searching for some details and will continually update this with new information.  Thanks for your patience!

CEW+

Located at 330 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. The changing table is on the second floor and is located in the gender-inclusive bathroom. Contact CEW+ at (734) 764-6360 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to CEW+

Climate and Space Research Building (CSRB)

Located at 2455 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the second floor in room 2522W and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the CSRB at (734) 615-3583 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Climate and Space Research Building (CSRB)

Dance Building

Located at 1000 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the ___ floor in rooms 1120M, 1124M, & 1122T and is located in the women’s and men’s bathrooms. Contact the Dance Building at (734) 764-5460 or email smttd.dance@umich.edu for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Dance Building

Earl V. Moore Building

Located at 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor in room 1375T and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Earl V. Moore Building at (734) 764-0583 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Earl V. Moore Building

East Hall

Located at 530 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the second floor in rooms 2228W and 2421and is located in the women’s bathroom. Contact the East Hall at (734) ___-____ for any questions or concerns. Get directions to East Hall

Ford Robotics Building

Located at 2505 Hayward St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Changing table is on the first, second, third, and fourth floors in rooms 1125T, 1129T, 2125T, 2129 T,  2121T, 3125T, 3129T,  4125T, & 4129T and located in the _____ bathroom.  Contact the Ford Robotics Building at um-robotics@umich.edu for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Ford Robotics Building

Gerstacker Building

Located at 2200 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Changing table is on the first and second floors in rooms 1025T, 1027T, 2040T, 2038T, 2128W, & 1128W and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Gerstacker Building at (734) 764-____ for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Gerstacker Building

G.G. Brown Laboratory

Located at 2350 Hayward St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Changing table is on the first, second, and third floors in rooms 1212T, 1216T, 1127T, 1129T, 1340T, 1344T, 1352T, 1601T, 1603T, 1590T, 1592T, 2127T, 2129T, 2216T, 2268T, 2340T, 2344T, 2601T, 2603T, 3469T, 3473T, 3601T, & 3603T and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the G.G. Brown Laboratory at (734) ___-____ for any questions or concerns. Get directions to G.G. Brown Laboratory

Hatcher Library North

Located at 913 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the third floor and is located in Men’s and Women’s bathrooms. See floor plan here. Contact the Hatcher Library North at (734) 764-0400 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Hatch Library North

Hatcher Library South

Located at 913 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the fifth floor and is located in the Gender Inclusive bathroom. See floor plan here. Contact the Hatcher Library North at (734) 764-0400 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Hatch Library North

Lay Automotive Engineering Laboratory

Located at 1231 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Lay Automotive Engineering Laboratory at (734) 764-____ for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Lay Automotive Engineering Laboratory

Michigan Union

Located at 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the 2nd floor and is located in the men’s and women’s bathrooms. Contact the Michigan Union at 734-936-0869 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Michigan Union

Museum of Art

Located at 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the lower level old and new building and located in the women’s and family bathrooms. Contact the Museum of Art at (734) 764-0395 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Museum of Art

North Ingalls Building

Located at 400 N. Ingalls St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor in rooms 1212T and 1217T and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the North Ingalls Building at (734) 764-7185 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to North Ingalls Building

North Ingalls Building

Located at 426 N. Ingalls St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor in room 1244T and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the North Ingalls Building at (734) 763-5985 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to North Ingalls Building

North Quad

Located at 105 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the 2W floor (academic side) and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the North Quad at (734) 764-0206 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to North Quad

Pierpont Commons

Located at 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor and is located in the men’s, women’s, and gender-neutral bathrooms. See floor plan here. Contact the Pierpont Commons at (734) 936-0869 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Pierpont Commons

Research Museum Center (RMC)

Located at 3600 Varsity Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The changing table is on the first floor in room 1305T and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Research Museum Center (RMC) at (734) 615-6200 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Research Museum Center (RMC)

Ross School of Business

Located at 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, MI 4810_. The changing table is on the lower level floor in room 00T3 and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Ross School of Business at (734) 615-5002 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Ross School of Business

School of Dentistry

Located at 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the ground, first, second, and third floors and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the School of Dentistry at (734) 763-6933 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to School of Dentistry

School of Social Work

Located at 1080 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the one floor and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the School of Social Work at (734) 764-3309 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to School of Social Work

Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Located at 919 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the basement floor and located in the gender-inclusive bathroom. See floor plan here. Contact the Shapiro Undergraduate Library at (734) 764-7490for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Student Activities Building

Located at 515 E. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor in rooms 1232T and 1234T and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Student Activities Building at (734) 936-2273 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Student Activities Building

UMTRI

Located at 2901 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor in room 148 and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the UMTRI at (734) 764-6504 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to UMTRI

Walgreen Drama Center

Located at 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the first floor in rooms 1234, 1235, 1236, 1506, & 1509 and is located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Walgreen Drama Center at (734) 764–0583 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Walgreen Drama Center

Wolverine Tower

Located at 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The changing table is on the ground floor and located in the _____ bathroom. Contact the Wolverine Tower at (734) 249-2429 for any questions or concerns. Get directions to Wolverine Tower

Child Care

Child Care Resources

University Human Resources has gathered several resources, including in-your-home care options, the U-M Children’s Centers, local home-based programs, and databases of all licensed child care centers and homes. 

U-M Children’s Centers

The University of Michigan Children’s Centers support the teaching, research, and service missions of the university by providing exemplary care for children of faculty, staff, and students. 

Campus Child Care Home Network

The Campus Child Care Homes Network serves U-M faculty, staff, and students who need weekday child care in the greater Ann Arbor area. 

Sick or Backup Child Care Service

If your child is mildly ill or if your regular child caregiver is unavailable, and you must be at U-M (at work or school), Kids Kare at Home may be able to help. 

U-M Family Helpers

Family Helpers are current U-M students, recent U-M graduates, or benefits-eligible U-M retirees who offer short-term, partial week, or occasional services in the Ann Arbor-area family homes of current U-M faculty, staff, and students. 

Social Support

Michigan Caregivers and Student Parents

MCaSP is a student organization available to U-M student-parents (undergraduate and graduate) providing social support, advocacy, and resource referrals.

Nontraditional Student Community Group

Are you a student who does not fit the mold of a traditional University of Michigan student? Are you older than 24? A parent? Have others besides children dependent on your care? Working full-time? Attending U-M part-time? Completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate? A military veteran?  If so, we have a Transfer Community Group just for you.  The Nontraditional Student Community Group offers a space for you to connect with others who share your life experiences and identity. If you are interested in joining, please email Justin Villanueva at javil@umich.edu.

Rackham Student Parent Facebook Group

This Facebook group provides current information on policies relating to student-parents as well as offer insightful tips and networking opportunities with colleagues.  

Partners Club at Ross

A community of student-parents within Ross, offering support for partners of student-parents as well. 

Mamas in Medicine

Social support and connection for U-M Med school students.  See related blog.  

CEW+ Events calendar 

A calendar of events available to students, many of which are oriented toward empowering non-traditional students, including student caregivers. 

Elder Care Resources

Resources for students caring for elders

A University of Michigan Human Resources compiled list of resources for those with elder care responsibilities. 

Activites for Children

UM HR “Kids Stuff”

A list of kid-friendly activities and events

Kids Go Blue Club

A sports-oriented club for kids

Seeking Support and Understanding Your Rights

U-M Faculty and Staff Allies of Student Parents

Allies can answer questions and provide referrals to resources across campus. List of Allies.  For more information: Student Parent Initiative. 

U-M Student Legal Services

SLS is a full-service law office consisting of five (5) full-time attorneys, one paralegal, and a legal secretary/office manager.  The attorneys at SLS can advise you regarding your legal rights and represent you, if needed, in Washtenaw County courts only.  

CEW+ Guide of Helping Students with Children Graduate  

A CEW+ assessment report of student-parent needs at the University of Michigan, complete with recommendations for empowering student-parents to achieve academic excellence. 

Current GEO contract

https://hr.umich.edu/sites/default/files/geo-agreement-2020-2023.pdf

Domestic Violence Resources

Resources available through the University to assist, equip, and empower students regarding abusive relationships and situations. http://stopabuse.umich.edu & https://sapac.umich.edu

 

Other Resources

MCaSP Student Parent Video 

Produced by the Michigan Caregivers and Student Parents Sponsored Student Organization, this video provides insight into the student-parent experience as well as providing helpful tips.   To learn about the individual stories of MCaSP members, please visit:  https://www.mcasp.org/my-story

Rackham Student Parent Video 

Produced by Rackham, this video provides insight into the student-parent experience as well as providing helpful tips. 

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