Welcome EMU Parents & Families!

Eastern Michigan University recognizes the integral role families play in student success. There are a number of ways you can engage in your student's experience. 

Looking for information to support your EMU Eagle? You’ve come to the right place. We're excited to partner in your student’s success and provide you with key resources for parents and families.

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No question is too big or too small. If you ever have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Now is a great time to discover one of the top universities in Michigan. Our diverse and intellectually dynamic community is the perfect place to call home. Our professors are experts in their fields. Plus, we're investing in facilities, adding new academic programs, and renovating our dining and living spaces. Come see for yourself.

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Why Students Choose EMU

There are so many great reasons to choose an EMU education, from the inclusive community to the faculty, and everything in between. Hear directly from EMU students why they chose to become part of the EMU Community.

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Watch: Campus Safety Update

We're committed to creating a safe and welcoming campus for all at Eastern Michigan University. This video explores the strategies we've implemented in academic buildings and classrooms, housing, and across EMU's campus to keep our community safe.

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What's New at EMU?

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Aviation students attend the Alpha Eta Rho National Conference in Washington, D.C.
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Baja Racing Team showcased vehicle innovation at the 2024 Baja Society of Automotive Engineers Williamsport Competition
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New episode of Eastern Michigan University’s “Enlighten U” touches on self-care and its importance for students and beyond


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Calendars & Events

Academic Calendars

  • May 6: Beginning of Classes
  • May 27: Memorial Day - No Classes; University Closed
  • July 4-5: Independence Day Recognized - No Classes; University Closed
  • Aug. 11: Last Day of Classes
  • Aug. 11: Close of Summer Semester

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  • Aug. 26: Beginning of Classes
  • Sept. 2: Labor Day - No Classes; University Closed
  • Oct. 14-15: Fall Break - No Classes; University Open
  • Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes; University Open
  • Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes; University Closed
  • Dec. 8: Last Day of Classes
  • Dec. 9-13: Final Exams
  • Dec. 13: Close of Fall Semester

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  • Dec. 24–Jan. 1: University Closed
  • Jan. 2: University opens
  • Jan. 6: Beginning of Classes
  • Jan. 20: MLK Jr. Day - No Classes; University Open,
  • Campus-wide Celebration
  • Feb. 23-Mar. 1: Winter Break - No Classes; University Open
  • April 17: Last Day of Classes
  • April 18-20: Spring Recess - No Classes; University Closed
  • April 21–25: Final Exams
  • April 25: Close of Winter Semester
  • April 27: Commencement

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Upcoming Events

Homecoming, October 16-19, 2024

EMU Homecoming celebrates the most spirited week on campus. What better way to celebrate the past, present, and future of EMU with your Eagle than at this year’s Homecoming Celebration? Tailgates, Alumni, Events, Football, and More!


Visit Homecoming Website

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Family Weekend, October 18-20, 2024

Join us for Family Weekend and get your bird's eye view of EMU. Register today and see what it means to be an Eagle!


Visit Family Weekend Webpage

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Check out the Campus Events Calendar to see all the events and activities offered throughout the year.

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Keep in Touch with Your Student

Your student may be living miles from home as they attend classes at Eastern, but you can still send a "care package" any time—and students love receiving them!

Each residence hall and apartment provides incoming and outgoing mail service for its residents. U.S. mail is distributed to student mailboxes Monday through Saturday. Special items like flowers, packages and flyers may be delivered to the residence hall’s front desk.

To ensure prompt delivery, address letters and packages with the following information:

Resident Name
Room # Building Name
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

NOTE: Please do not include “Eastern Michigan University” in the mailing address. Doing so will route the item to a general campus mailroom and delay delivery.

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Mail Services at EMU