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Get the inside scoop about life at U-M and applying to Michigan from Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff and guest student and faculty writers.

 

October 13, 2017
Samantha Soren

“What exactly is Greek Life and why should I join?”

I got asked the above question multiple times at the Taste of Michigan, an event hosted at the beginning of the school year which gives students free food from top Ann Arbor restaurants. 

The Office of Greek Life and Student Government are sponsors of the event and allowed to promote the organization during it, so students scoring some great eats saw numerous references to the organization. Thus, the repeated question I got from new students.

It should have been easy for me to answer that question.

October 11, 2017
Megan Wampler

When I walked into Dr. William King’s lab for the first time as a freshman, I had no idea what was in store for me.

I had some ideas about what it meant to be in research, full of thoughts about lab benches and pipettes and protective goggles.

But my experience in medical research over the next two years was far from this idealized expectation. It was actually way more exciting and interesting than I could have ever imagined.

October 4, 2017
Mel Neal

Get ready for a lot of smack talk and a lot of green and white infiltrating Ann Arbor this week because the Michigan State Spartans are coming to town for the classic rivals’ first-ever night game.

Maybe you’ve heard about it?!

September 25, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to Get to Know Your Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

A common quality among undergraduate admissions counselors is the ability to successfully juggle a number of responsibilities and priorities. But Reuben Kapp takes it to a whole 'nother level.

September 22, 2017
Alexa Caruso

It’s always exciting to come back to campus after summer break.

It’s fun to go to class and see all your friends, but it’s also a fantastic time to be in the city.

Fall is my favorite time to be in Ann Arbor. I already love this time of year since I can break out my crewnecks and everything is pumpkin flavored, but A2 also offers a wide variety of fun fall activities.

Here are just a few to check out this fall:

September 21, 2017
Megan Wampler

Three years ago, when I stepped on campus for the first time as a college freshman on Aug. 28, 2014, I was so excited I was shaking.

I arrived early at every class breathless and bright eyed, my heart pounding and eager to learn everything. I felt like skipping from building to building.

I rushed and joined a sorority, thrilled to feel like I was part of something bigger. I joined clubs, went to meetings, applied to jobs, and jumped into research. I was taking 18 credits and so smug with my ability to do everything.

Within a few weeks, I was exhausted.

September 12, 2017
Alexa Caruso

I still remember researching colleges, four long years ago. I was caught between two totally different types of schools – a big school like Michigan with a variety of majors, or a much smaller school that only taught different types of art.

Ask anyone that knows me, and they’ll tell you that I’m an art and design major. Art is something that I’ve loved ever since I was young, so I knew I wanted to go to a school with a good art program. But with such different options how was I to choose?

August 24, 2017
Alexandra Ngo

In a couple of days,  Ann Arbor is going to be filled with students returning to campus: seniors, juniors, sophomores, and graduate students. They all know the rhythm and routine of moving in and bring what they swear is the result of a perfect packing list, yet they ultimately include things they do not actually need.

August 22, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to Get to Know Your Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

After growing up in a military family and spending most of his childhood moving from one location to the next, Kyle Small is building a home for himself - both literally (see question 15) and figuratively - at the University of Michigan. 

August 17, 2017
Don Jordan

Nothing can ruin a beautiful football Saturday like waking up with a splitting headache, runny nose, and the growing urge to expel the previous night’s Chipotle.

But, hey, it happens.

With all the new people, the close quarters of classrooms and residence halls, and plummeting temperatures keeping more people – and their germs – indoors, your first semester can be a true test of your immune system.

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