Sibling's Weekend

The Residence Halls Association (RHA) Sibling's Weekend is a great way for siblings of current residential students to see first hand what it is like to live on campus!!!

The three day program allows students to stay with their sibling on campus and attend various programs and activities put on by RHA.

The April 2018 program date has passed but we provide the below as an example of what to look forward to in 2019.

SAMPLE Schedule:

FridayTimeActivityLocation

6:00pmCheck-inWest Quad, Multipurpose Room
7:00pmDinner South Quad Dining, Transformer Lounge
SaturdayTime
Activity
Location
10:00amBreakfastMoJo Dining, Back Section
11:00amCentral Scavenger Hunt / Game TimeCouzens, Multipurpose Room
1:00pmLight Lunch / Build-A-BearCouzens, Multipurpose Room
3:00pmIce SkatingYost Ice Arena (the bus departs from Couzens Hall at 2:45pm)
5:00pmFree Time with Siblings
7:00pmDinnerSouth Quad Dining, Transformer Lounge
8:00pmMovieWest Quad, Multipurpose Room or Media Room
SundayTimeActivityLocation
11:00amBreakfastSouth Quad, Transformer Lounge
12noonCheck-outWest Quad, Multipurpose Room


A Waiver of Responsibility FORM MUST be submitted
 for each sibling under the age of 18. (submission instructions are included in the registration form).

Please note that the Waiver of Responsibility form noted above is for the April 2018 session which has passed and the form is provided is an example. It will be update in early 2019 for that years Sibling's Weekend.

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REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
FOR 2019 REGISTRATION PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MARCH OF 2019.

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Sibling's Weekend FAQ:

What age sibling is the program intended for?

Sibling's Weekend activities and events are designed for siblings between 7 and 14 years of age.

What is the cost?

There is no cost associated with the program. However, anything the siblings may want to do outside of our scheduled events may incur a cost, such as going to the movies, attending a sporting event, etc.

Where do siblings stay?

Siblings stay in their Michigan students residence hall room. It is important that the Michigan student talks with their roommate about their sibling(s) coming to campus and that they discuss a set of expectations that they both agree upon.

What should my sibling bring with them?

Clothing, Toiletries, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Medications

Where can I park?

There are many metered parking spaces around the West Quadrangle building, as well as near the South Quadrangle building. In addition, there are large public parking structures on campus. The maps at this link may be helpful. You may also park near your residence hall and walk to West Quad.

I’m not registered, is it too late?

It’s not too late! You may register Friday at West Quad’s Multi-Purpose Room at 6:00pm. However, we cannot guarantee a T-shirt of your size will be available.

How can I enter West Quadrangle?

RHA will have volunteers at the Thompson Street door to give you access.

What and where are all the buildings I need to know about in relation to the schedule?

Several, including:

  • 541 Thompson St. - West Quadrangle

West Quad is where siblings will meet on Friday night. In the 1st floor Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), they can pick up T-shirts, gift bags, get snow cones, etc. Please bring the signed waiver and payment if not already turned in.

  • 600 E Madison St. - South Quad Dining Hall

The biggest residential dining hall on campus, just south of West Quad

  • 200 Observatory Street - Mosher-Jordan Dining Hall (MoJo)

The biggest residential dining hall in the Hill Neighborhood

  • 1300 E. Ann St. - Couzens Hall

Many events will happen here. This is also the location where the bus will load to take us to Yost Arena. The bus departs at 2:45pm on Saturday.

  • 1116 S State St. - Yost Ice Skating Arena

Skating arena on South Campus, easiest to get to by bus

Sibling's Weekend FAQ:

I wasn’t able to arrive on time to get the T-shirts on Friday. Where can I pick up T-shirts on Saturday or Sunday?

On the 1st floor of West Quad, at the Community Center, from 11:10am-1pm on Saturday, and 11:10am-noon on Sunday. We can also accept payments and take waiver forms at these times.

Some of the agenda items look different from the online form, why is this?

Some events had to be adjusted due to reasons outside of our control. All important updates will be made and available at check-in.

Can we walk to Yost instead of taking the bus?

Yes

Can I have more than 1 sibling stay in my room?

Yes

Please see this link for maps of campus.

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It is important that the Michigan student understand the responsibility that comes with having a sibling visit for the weekend. It is expected that the Michigan student will be with their siblings at all times and assume complete responsibility for their welfare.

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For addtional questions about the program please contact Assistant Director, Student Leadership, Eric Aiken at eaiken@umich.edu.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164