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 two day program allows students to stay with their sibling on campus and attend various programs and activities put on by RHA. This years program will take place Friday, April 7, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017.

The Schedule:

Friday, April 7th
TimeActivityLocation
5pm - 8pmCheck-in*West Quad
Dinner (Optional)          South Quad            

* Check in details: Location is in the Multi-Purpose Room on the 1st floor of West Quad (541 Thompson St.). If not already submitted, bring your Registration and Waiver forms. also pick-up your gift bags and t-shirts at check in!! 

Saturday, April 8th  
TimeActivityLocation
11am - 12 noon Lunch (optional)Mojo or South Quad
12 noon - 1:30pmStar GazingAngell Hall Planetarium
2pm - 4pmIce SkatingYost Arena
4pm - 5:30pmScavenger HuntAcross Campus
5:30pm - 7pmDinner (optional)/ Free TimeSouth Quad
7pm - 9pmMovieWest Quad


Sunday, April 9th: Day of departure from your location.

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

 

Registration for Sibling's Weekend is now open!

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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 the ages of 7 and 14 years.

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 from 5-8pm. 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

Biggest dining hall, just south of West Quad

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

The biggest dining hall in the Hill Neighborhood

435 State St.- Angell Hall

Planetarium is located on the 4th floor

CC Little Bus Stop (or Central Campus Transit Center) on Geddes St. near the Church St. intersection

You can walk here by 1:40pm Saturday to get on the bus to Yost Ice Arena

1116 S State St. - Yost Ice Skating Arena

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

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 on this editable agenda and sent via email.

Why isn’t dinner listed as a scheduled event?

Siblings may choose to eat in the Dining Halls with their U-M brothers or sisters on Saturday and Sunday, but no meals will be scheduled as a group.

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 of Student Development & Experiential Learning Steve Bodei at bodei@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