Campus Day

Registration for Campus Day 2018 will open later this year once our first admissions decisions are released. Please do not make travel arrangements until after confirming your registration. 

Campus Day offers admitted students the unique opportunity to tour campus, learn more about what it means to be a Wolverine, and have their questions answered by students, faculty, and staff before making a final college choice.

The day-long experience is offered on numerous dates throughout the winter and spring to best accommodate the schedules of students and their parents.

The event includes a presentation on what makes U-M unique, an overview of housing and student life on campus, a tour of campus and a residence hall, lunch in a dining hall, sessions from your particular school or college, and optional presentations on financial aid and Michigan Learning Communities. 

For more on the day’s agenda, including logistics, see the additional information below. 

Now, all you have to do is create an account and register! We’ll see you at Campus Day!

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, 530 S. State St. (with the exception of the March 30 session which will be held at Rackham Graduate School). At registration, you will receive an information packet and have the chance to chat with students and staff.

Campus Day kicks off at 8 a.m. with an optional financial aid presentation and Michigan Learning Community fair. For those who choose not to attend these events, Campus Day begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Welcome Presentation. The day wraps up at 4 p.m.

Financial Aid (optional)

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

Uniquely Michigan

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

Housing

Find out more about on-campus housing options and the unique learning communities that help new students connect and find a second 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 many others will be answered by a panel of students as they share what it's really like to be a Wolverine.

Walking Tour & Residence Hall Visit

The best way to get a feel for the University of Michigan is to experience it firsthand 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 students in the cafeteria.

AFTERNOON

Academic Excellence

Learn more about your particular school or college—the academic opportunities, career possibilities, and benefits of studying with outstanding faculty at a major research facility. 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 (LSA)

A powerful, pragmatic, broad education can transform hearts and minds, solve problems in an ever-changing world, and yield ideas and innovation across every discipline. Where better to discover 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. Select courses will also be available to visit if you're interested in a classroom experience. Appointments with an academic department are also available for students who are interested.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Residence hall tour, campus tour, lunch

1-2:15 p.m. – LSA Overview

OPTIONAL EVENTS

1-4 p.m. – Classroom visits

2:30-3:30 p.m.Michigan Learning Communities site visits 

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

2:30-3:30 p.m. – LSA Residential College (RC) information session

College of Engineering

Engineering students attending Campus Day will participate in a series of activities hosted by the College of Engineering, including a presentation and either a tour or Department Highlight.*

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

12-1 p.m. – Lunch, Bursley Dining Hall

1-2:30 p.m. – Engineering tour or Department Highlight:

  • Engineering tour: An overview of the College of Engineering facilities on North Campus
  • Department Highlight: An in-depth exploration of an individual department within the College of Engineering

2:30 p.m. – Engineering presentation and Q&A panel

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

Ross School of Business

Registration for Ross’s Campus Day is limited to Ross admitted students only. Ross receives and reviews applications on a periodic basis from January through April. We can’t review your application until you have been admitted by the university. Therefore, the majority of applicants are notified of their Preferred Admission decision beginning in early February and up until mid-April. Once you have been admitted, you will receive a link to register for the Ross Campus Day.

1-2 p.m. – Learn about the BBA program and curriculum and speak with current BBA students to learn about their Michigan Ross experiences.

2-2:30 p.m. – Optional Tour of the Ross School of Business.

Stamps School of Art & Design

Visit Stamps to see firsthand the exciting resources available to art and design students at the best public university in the country! After a morning tour of Central Campus, take a bus ride to North Campus and join in on the following activities: 

  • Enjoy lunch with current Stamps students and staff in a residence hall.
  • Tour the Stamps 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 and mingle with fellow members of the Class of 2022.
  • 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

1-1:30 p.m. – Welcome, introduction, and presentation on student services

1:30-2:15 p.m. – Session on different kinesiology majors led by faculty

2:15-3 p.m. – Current student and 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:

12-1 p.m.– Lunch, Bursley Dining Hall

1-4 p.m. – Life as an architecture student:

  • Take a tour of Taubman’s world-class digital fabrication lab that includes Zund Knife Cutter, Laser Cutters, 3D Printers, Kuka Robots, and more.
  • Learn about the opportunities available for architecture students, including job shadowing and spring travel courses abroad.
  • Enter the nation’s largest single studio space to talk with current students and faculty about the architecture experience.

Upper-Level Programs

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

School of Information
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
School of Education
Dental Hygiene Program
College of Pharmacy
School of Public Health

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)

Saturday, January 27
Friday February 2
Monday February 5
Friday, February 9
Monday, February 12
Friday, February 16
Saturday, February 17
Monday, February 19
Friday, February 23
Monday, March 5
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
Monday, March 12
Friday, March 16
Monday, March 19
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Monday, March 26
Friday, March 30

College of Engineering

Saturday, January 27
Friday February 2
Friday, February 9
Friday, February 16
Saturday, February 17
Monday, February 19
Friday, February 23
Monday, March 5
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
Monday, March 12
Friday, March 16
Monday, March 19
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Monday, March 26
Friday, March 30

Ross School of Business

Friday, February 16
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 9
Friday, March 16
Friday, March 23
Friday, March 30

School of Kinesiology

Friday, February 16
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 9
Friday, March 16
Friday, March 30

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Friday, March 16 - Dance only
Monday, March 19 - Music, Theatre, and Drama only
Friday, March 23 - Dance and Interarts only
Monday, March 26 - Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Drama only
Friday, March 30

School of Nursing

Monday, February 19
Friday, March 9
Monday, March 19
Friday, March 30

Stamps School of Art & Design

Friday, February 23
Friday, March 9
Friday, March 16
Friday, March 23
Friday, March 30

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Monday, March 26

InterArts Performance

Friday, March 23

School of Information

By appointment only. Email School of Information Admissions at umsi.undergrad@umich.edu to make arrangements.

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

By appointment only. Visit fordschool.umich.edu/ba/admissions to make arrangements.  Contact us by email at fspp-admissions@umich.edu or by calling 734-764-0453.

School of Education

The School of Education will offer information sessions at 2:30 p.m. on the following days:

Friday, February 16
Friday, March 16

If you plan to attend one of these sessions, please click here. Please note that registering for this afternoon session does not register you for Campus Day. If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, you may schedule an appointment here, call 734-615-1528,​ or drop in and visit the Office of Student Affairs, 610 E. University Ave., Room 1228.

Dental Hygiene Program

By appointment only. Call Lisa Dodge at 734-763-3392 to make arrangements.

College of Pharmacy

By appointment only. Call 734-764-7312 to make arrangements.

School of Public Health

By appointment only. Email School of Public Health Admissions at PublicHealthUG@umich.edu to make arrangements.

Registration Fees

Registration fees for Campus Day are:

  • Student $15
  • Student and one parent or guardian $30
  • Student and two parents or guardians $35

Participants who wish to pay at the door will be charged an additional processing fee of $2 per person; however, advance registration is required.

Parent/Guardian and Guest Participation

We encourage parents or guardians to visit with their students, but it is not required and some students choose to participate on their own. Campus Day is for admitted students and their parents or 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 a student's first choice.

Air Transportation

Ann Arbor is 28 miles west of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), and several shuttles run from the airport to Ann Arbor. For more information, visit the Campus Information Center

Trains and Buses

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

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.

Maps and Directions

Please visit our maps and directions page.

Parking

Campus Day parking is available in the Ann Arbor public parking structure on Maynard Street (324 Maynard St.), just a short distance from the Michigan Union (530 S. State St.) and Rackham Graduate School (915 E. Washington St.). 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, metered, and loading zone parking spaces are enforced at all times.

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 at 734-764-5297 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to reschedule.

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

Contact Us

For questions regarding the details of the Campus Day program, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 734-764-7433 on weekdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

For questions regarding your confirmed Campus Day registration, please call Conference Services at 734-764-2000 on weekdays from 9 a.m-4 p.m. 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 2018 Campus Day Leaders!