Campus Day

The Campus Day visitation program provides an opportunity for students to tour campus, gather information, and have their questions answered by students, faculty and staff before they make their final college choice. Students who decide to attend the University of Michigan by paying the enrollment deposit will then receive an invitation to attend orientation. All students must participate in orientation before enrolling in classes. A separate parent orientation is also offered and information for both student and parent orientation is mailed from the Office of New Student Programs beginning in mid-April. 

Register for Campus Day 2016! 

Registration Fees

Registration fees for Campus Day are:

  • Student $15.00
  • Student and 1 Parent/Guardian $30.00
  • Student and 2 Parents/Guardians $35.00

Participants who wish to pay at the door will be charged an additional processing fee of $2.00 per person; however, advance registration is required.

Parental/Guest Involvement

We encourage parents or guardians to visit with their students; however, it is not mandatory and some students choose to participate on their own. Campus Day is for admitted students and their parents/guardians only. Due to limited space we are not able to accommodate additional guests (siblings, friends, etc.).

Travel Arrangements

Students should make travel arrangements after receiving email confirmation of their visit date. Space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate your first choice.

Air Transportation

Ann Arbor is 28 miles west of Detroit Metropolitan Airport. There are several shuttles from Metro Airport to Ann Arbor. For information, visit the Campus Information Center at

Trains and Buses

Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses also serve Ann Arbor.
For reservations on Amtrak, please visit their website at or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
For reservations on Greyhound, call 800-231-2222 or go to


There are special Campus Day rates available for students and families. For best rates and availability, please contact the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitor's Bureau at 800-888-9487, or visit their website.

Inclement Weather

Campus Day is offered, regardless of weather, as long as the university is open. If you are unable to keep your appointment due to inclement weather, please call Conference Services: 734-764-5297 (between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time) to reschedule your appointment.

For additional information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 734-764-7433.

Maps and Directions

Find out the best ways to plan your visit to campus. Review our maps and directions page.


Campus Day parking is available in the Ann Arbor public parking structure on Maynard Street (324 Maynard Street), just a short distance from the Michigan Union (530 S. State Street). We recommend you park in this structure. If your vehicle is taller than 6’ 6”, please call 734-764-1378 for alternate parking arrangements.

Short-term metered parking is also available on streets adjacent to the Michigan Union. However, there is a two hour limit and we do not recommend parking there.

Handicapped parking is available in all lots and structures. Display of a state handicap parking permit and payment of the hourly fee are required, unless free parking is stipulated on the handicap permit.

Visitors should be aware that the handicapped-accessible, faculty/staff designations, metered parking, and loading zones are enforced at all times.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the details of the Campus Day Program, please call Admissions from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays Eastern Time at 734-764-7433.

For questions regarding your confirmed Campus Day registration, please call Conference Services between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time at 734-764-2000 or email

Campus Day Leaders

Campus Day Leaders are a select group of current U-M students who have been charged with showcasing the campus to admitted students. Meet your 2016 Campus Day Leaders!

College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Monday, March 7, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016

College of Engineering

Friday, March 11, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016

School of Kinesiology

Friday, March 18, 2016

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Friday, March 25 (This date is a chance for admitted students to learn more about the undergraduate program in Architecture. If you’re a student who is interested in developing your creative skills during college, we highly encourage you to attend and see all that Taubman has to offer, including the nation’s largest single space studio and a robust digital fabrication lab! Interested students will register and attend Campus Day with the school/college they are admitted to and then travel to Taubman College in the afternoon. If you are planning to attend, please register here after registering for Campus Day. Note: We highly encourage all students who were admitted into the Taubman College preferred admission program to attend on this day.)

Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design

Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016

InterArts Performance

Dates to be announced.

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Monday, March 21, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016

School of Nursing

Friday, March 18, 2016

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

(Ross information sessions are available to any student with business interest. Students do not need to be admitted for Ross preferred admission to participate. Students will first register for a Campus Day date with the school or college they were admitted to. They will then receive a confirmation email with a link to register for a Ross information session.)

Friday, February 5, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Dates to be announced.

School of Education

By appointment only; call Katie Dauka at 734-647-0581

School of Information

By appointment only; email School of Information Admissions at to make arrangements.

College of Pharmacy

By appointment only; call 734-764-7312 to make arrangements.

Dental Hygiene

By appointment only; call Lisa Dodge at 734-763-3392



Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue through 8:40 a.m. All Campus Day events begin at the Michigan Union located at 530 S. State Street. At registration you will receive your information packet and can talk informally with students and staff.

Campus Day kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with an optional Financial Aid presentation and Michigan Learning Community Fair. For those who choose not to attend these optional events, Campus Day begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Welcome Presentation. Campus Day ends at 4:00 p.m.

Financial Aid (optional)

Need more information about costs, the kinds of aid available, and the application procedure and deadlines? A financial aid advisor will take you through the process.

Uniquely Michigan

Learn why the University of Michigan is in a class by itself with this fact-filled presentation that also details some of the special opportunities for students available only at U-M.


Find out more about on-campus housing options and the unique learning communities that help new students meet friends and feel at home at U-M.

Student Life at Michigan

What’s the first year like at Michigan? What is there to do outside the classroom? These questions and more—your own—will be the subject of this panel. Interact with current students and learn what it's really like to be a U-M student.

Walking Tour & Residence Hall Visit

The best way to get a feel for the University of Michigan is to experience it first hand on a student-led tour of Central Campus. The tour includes a stop at a residence hall where you can see a student room and have lunch with current students in the cafeteria.


Academic Excellence

Learn more about your School or College—the academic opportunities, the career possibilities, and the benefits of studying with outstanding faculty at a major research facility. Please check the program dates carefully on the Registration page for your School or College before you register. Not all programs are offered on all dates.

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

College is about finding your fit, and where better to do that than in the nation’s preeminent public liberal arts college? Through an interactive video presentation, discover how Michigan's liberal arts curriculum - in the classroom as well as through research, internships, and study abroad - prepares you to succeed in an ever-changing world. A list of selected courses will also be available if you would like a classroom experience.

College of Engineering

Engineering students attending Campus Day will participate in a series of activities hosted by the College of Engineering--the Engineering Presentation and either an Engineering Tour or Department Highlight.

After completing morning activities on Central Campus, Engineering students will have the following agenda:

Noon-1:00 p.m. - Lunch, Bursley Dining Hall

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Engineering Tour or Department Highlight:

  • Engineering Tour - an overview of the Michigan Engineering facilities on North Campus
  • Department Highlight - in-depth explorations of individual departments within the College of Engineering

2:30 p.m. - Engineering Presentation and Q & A Panel

*Department Highlights are available on selected dates. You will be able to indicate your Department Highlight of interest when you register for Campus Day.

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

Visit Stamps to see first-hand what exciting resources are available to art & design students at one of the best public universities in the country! 

After a morning of activities on Central Campus, your tour will bring you to Stamps where your agenda will be as follows:
• Enjoy lunch with current Stamps students, faculty, and staff
• Participate in a Q&A session with current Stamps students
• Tour the Stamps facilities, including studio and gallery spaces
• Take a caffeination break and meet other admitted Stamps students
• Learn about the Stamps experience, from curriculum to careers

School of Nursing

Meet the School of Nursing faculty and staff, tour our “Simlab,” and talk with current nursing students during a candid, open, casual, and fun student-panel Q&A session. Discover Nursing at Michigan. It makes all the difference.

School of Kinesiology

Explore degree options and opportunities for students in Kinesiology. Afterwards, there will be an informal Q&A and reception with faculty from the four programs of study, advisors, alumni, and current students.

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Experience a day in the life of an SMTD student! See and hear current students by sitting in on rehearsals and classes. Get to know the faculty by observing a lesson or studio class; maybe even have a lesson yourself! A personalized visit will be designed for each student based on degree program and interest.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Shape your definition of architecture and the built environment by visiting Taubman College. After completing morning activities on Central Campus, students will travel to North Campus for lunch at Bursley Residence Hall, shadow a studio class and talk to current students and faculty, and tour Taubman College's world-class digital fabrication lab, studio, and gallery spaces.

Upper-Level Programs

Staff and students from the following schools will conduct information sessions on selected days or by appointment.

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
College of Pharmacy
School of Education
Dental Hygiene
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy