Campus Day

Welcome!

Campus Day offers admitted students the unique opportunity to tour campus, learn more about what it means to be a Wolverine, and have your questions answered by current students, faculty, and staff before deciding to Go Blue!

The day-long event includes presentations 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 sessions on financial aid and Michigan Learning Communities.

To sign up for Campus Day, please click the button below. Select your application after logging into Enrollment Connect. You will then see the registration button in your portal.

If you are a dual applicant, please select the application for the school or college's session you'd like to attend. You can do this by selecting the application upon logging into Enrollment Connect, or if already logged in, by clicking App Details and selecting the application associated with the Campus Day event for the school or college you'd like to attend.

Cost

Admitted student: $15
Admitted student and one parent or guardian: $30
Admitted student and two parents or guardians: $35
Admitted student and three accompanying persons: $50

The fees cover the entire cost of the program. This includes parking, refreshments, and meals for the day.

Fee waivers are available for those who qualify; please contact campusday@umich.edu to request one.

We encourage parents or guardians to visit with their students, but it is not required and some admitted 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 parties larger than four.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the details of the Campus Day program, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you cannot find your answer, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 734-647-8917 on weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email at campusday@umich.edu.

 

Program Schedule

Check-in
Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue through 8:30 a.m. All Campus Day events begin at the Michigan Union, 530 S. State St. (with the exception of the March 21 and April 3 sessions which will be held at the Michigan League, 911 North University Ave.). At check-in, 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 8:40 a.m. with the Welcome Presentation. The day wraps up at 4 p.m. Read below for a full breakdown of the day.

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.

Want to learn about ways to make Michigan feel smaller or how to get involved on campus? Come to the optional Information Fair and chat with current students who are involved on campus.

Learn all about the unique opportunities, resources, and support services that are available to U-M students.

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.

Have you ever wanted the chance to ask current U-M college students what their experience is like? Questions such as 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.

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 dining hall. At the conclusion of your walking tour, we will drop you off at your academic unit for the rest of the day.

Academic Excellence
Learn more about your particular school or college — the academic opportunities, career possibilities, and benefits of studying with outstanding faculty at a leading 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.

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.

1-2:15 p.m. – LSA Overview

OPTIONAL EVENTS

1-4 p.m. – Classroom visits (see schedule provided at registration)

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

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Support Services site visits: Comprehensive Studies Program, Language Resource Center, Science Learning Center, and Barger Leadership Institute
(Mondays and Fridays only, except for Science Learning Center)

2:30-3:30 p.m. - LSA Opportunity Hub site visit (Fridays only)

2:30-4:30 p.m. - Visits to LSA academic departments may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Click here to learn more about how to schedule a visit.

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. Department Highlights are available on select dates. If a highlight date does not work, you can still register for the Engineering General Session.

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

1-2 p.m. – Engineering presentation and Q&A panel

2-4 p.m. – General 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.

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

1-3 p.m. – Visit with students and staff from Nursing.

  • Mix and mingle with fellow members of the Class of 2024.
  • 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.

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

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

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:

1-3 p.m. – Visit with students and staff from Stamps.

  • 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.

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.

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

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

  • Take a tour of Taubman’s world-class digital fabrication lab that includes the 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.

Registration for Ross’ 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 through April. Once you have been admitted, you will receive more information on how to register for the Ross Campus Day.

1-4 p.m. – Visit the Ross School of Business.

  • Learn about the BBA program and connect with current BBA students about their Michigan Ross experiences.
  • Tour of the Ross School of Business.
  • Attend a Ross Student Experience Panel.

Additional Information

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.

Travel
Ann Arbor is 28 miles west of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). For more information, visit the Campus Information Center.

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 the Destination Ann Arbor website.

Maps and Directions
Please visit our maps and directions page.

Parking
Parking for Campus Day is available in the Maynard Parking Structure on Maynard Street (324 Maynard St.). Just a short distance from the Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., and Michigan League, 911 North University Ave. You will receive a validation ticket to pay for parking at registration. Unfortunately, the Maynard Parking Structure cannot accommodate vehicles taller than 6’ 6”.

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.

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 734-647-8917 or email campusday@umich.edu.

Campus Day Leaders are a select group of current U-M students who are excited to show you around campus and tell you what makes U-M so special! Meet your 2020 Campus Day Leaders!

Upper-Level Units

After attending Campus Day you may be able to schedule afternoon appointments with the following upper-level units below. Please schedule these in advance.

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

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

The School of Education is offering information sessions from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the following Campus Day dates:

  • Friday, February 14
  • Friday, March 20
  • Friday, April 3

If you plan to attend one of these sessions, please click here.

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.

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

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

By appointment only. Contact the School of Public Health Admissions at sph.inquiries@umich.edu to make arrangements.