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January 31, 2006

Zipcars now available to U students

Does your student get tired of lugging groceries home on the bus? Parking and Transportation Services has teamed up with Zipcar to offer car sharing to University students and staff who need occasional access to a car. One catch: users must be at least 21 years old.

January 30, 2006

Off-campus Housing Forums for Students

If your student is thinking of living off-campus next year, he or she may want to attend one of the upcoming sessions discussed in this Minnesota Daily article.

New resource for parents

Hello and welcome to the Parent Program Connection. We are excited to be able to use this new (to us) technology to give parents of University of Minnesota students greater opportunities to interact with each other and with Parent Program staff. We hope that this blog will strengthen parents' ability to support their students throughout their undergraduate careers at the University of Minnesota.

This is a place for you to share both your questions and your expertise as a parent of an undergraduate student. If your student encounters an issue or problem you're not quite sure how to handle, and you would like advice from other University of Minnesota parents, please email your question or a description of your situation. We will not disclose your email address or identity.

Although only Parent Program staff will be able to make an entry for a new topic on this blog, readers are free to leave their own comments after each entry. You will be able to leave a comment without revealing your identity or email address by clicking the "comments" link after each entry. The Parent Program reserves the right to remove any comments it deems inappropriate or offensive.