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. 

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 campusinfo.umich.edu.

Trains and Buses

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

Lodging

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.

Parking

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) and Michigan League (911 N. University Ave). 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 conferences@umich.edu.

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 2017 Campus Day Leaders!

College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Friday, January 27
Friday, February 3
Friday, February 10
Monday, February 13
Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18
Monday, February 20
Friday, February 24 
Monday, March 6
Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11
Monday, March 13
Friday, March 17
Monday, March 20
Friday, March 24 - Guest Speaker highlighting the Social Sciences
Saturday, March 25
Monday, March 27
Friday, March 31 - Guest Speaker highlighting the Humanities

College of Engineering

Friday, February 3
Friday, February 10
Monday, February 13
Saturday, February 18
Monday, February 20
Friday, February 24
Friday, March 10
Monday, March 13
Friday, March 17
Monday, March 20
Friday, March 24
Saturday, March 25
Monday, March 27
Friday, March 31

School of Kinesiology

Friday, February 17
Friday, February 24
Friday, March 10
Friday, March 17
Friday, March 31

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Friday, March 24 (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

Friday, February 24
Friday, March 10
Friday, March 17
Friday, March 24
Friday, March 31

InterArts Performance

Date TBA

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Friday, March 17 - Dance Only
Friday, March 24 - Dance Only
Monday, March 27
Friday, March 31 - Dance Only

School of Nursing

Friday, February 10
Friday, February 24
Friday, March 10
Friday, March 24
Friday, March 31

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

(The Ross School of Business Campus Day session is for students admitted to the Ross Preferred Admission program. Students will first register for a Campus Day date with the school or college they were admitted to. Once admitted to the Ross Preferred Admission program, they will then receive a confirmation email within a week from Ross Undergraduate Admissions with a link to register for a Ross Preferred Admit BBA Campus Day Session.)

Friday, February 10
Friday, February 17
Friday, March 10
Monday, March 20
Saturday, March 25
Friday, March 31

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

By appointment only. Visit fordschool.umich.edu/ba/admissions to make arrangements. 

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 umsi.undergrad@umich.edu 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.

MORNING

Registration

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.

Housing

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.

AFTERNOON

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.

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Residence Hall Tour, Campus Tour, Lunch

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. – LSA Overview

OPTIONAL EVENTS

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Classroom Visits

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Michigan Learning Communities Site Visits 

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – LSA Honors Program Q&A Session

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – LSA Residential College (RC) Information Session

NOTE: If you are an admitted first-year LSA student attending Campus Day and would like to schedule an appointment with an academic department, please click here

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 the best public university in the country! After a morning of activities including touring Central Campus, take a bus ride to North Campus to:

  • Enjoy lunch with current Stamps students and staff in a residence hall
  • Tour the Stamps School facilities
  • Take a caffeination break and meet other admitted Stamps students
  • Experience a Stamps lecture and Q&A panel
  • Exercise your crafting muscles with button-making!
School of Nursing

Nursing students attending Campus Day will be welcomed to the School of Nursing through a series of afternoon activities.

  • Mix & Mingle with fellow member of the Class of 2021
  • Hear an overview of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the opportunities that await you in the School of Nursing
  • Talk with current nursing students during a candid student and faculty panel
  • Enjoy a student-led tour of the School of Nursing Building, including the state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Center
School of Kinesiology

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. - Welcome, Introduction & Student Services

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. - Kinesiology Majors (Kinesiology Faculty)

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Current Student & Alumni panel

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

Admitted Architecture students attending Campus Day will have the opportunity to experience an afternoon as a Taubman College Student on North Campus:

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

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Life as an Architecture Student

  • Take a tour of Taubman’s world-class digital fabrication lab, studio, and gallery spaces and U of M’s North Campus
  • Learn about the opportunities available for architecture students, such as study abroad, externships, and more
  • Shadow the undergraduate architecture studio class and talk to current students & faculty about the architecture experience
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
School of Information