Part of acclimating to a new community is learning its “culture”: its inside jokes, its history, its apocryphal tales, and (what I like to call) its Folk Wisdom: “common knowledge” well-known to long-time students, but only spread to freshmen through experience or word of mouth.
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Around this time a year ago, I had finally decided to attend the University of Michigan. Looking back, from the time I enrolled to the first day of classes, there were several ways I prepared (and several ways I did not prepare) for college.
All Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) pride themselves on their student-to-faculty ratios, innovative courses, and supportive community environments that help make the large U-M campus smaller and more accessible.
With many MLCs to choose from, you might be wondering which MLC is best for you. Here are some things that make the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (for Writing and the Arts) (LHSP) special!
It feels like just yesterday I showed up to Couzens Hall for the first time as an incoming freshman at U-M. If you’re joining us as part of the #Victors2023, you are about to go through all of the feelings I went through in 2016.
Recently, I got really sick. (big yikes) I felt pretty tired on a Sunday and then on Monday morning, I had an annoying sore throat. I spent the day taking it easy in my room on my bed, drinking a lot of water, watching a lot of YouTube, and willing myself back to health. I ordered some of my favorite takeout and devoured that with even more water and orange juice.
Before embarking on your freshman year, you might be worried about making new friends, finding a community, or enhancing your resume. Luckily, MRADS helps you with all three!
The process of finding a summer internship can be frustrating; having work experience is important to post-grad employment—arguably essential in some fields—but the rules that govern its acquisition are nebulous and terribly buzzwordy.
Even after four years at boarding school, the thought of moving into another dorm was nerve-racking. What was my roommate going to be like? (I roomed blind as part of a learning community requirement.) Would I get hungry? And would I survive the communal bathrooms?
It is so easy to get caught up in working too hard or socializing too much in college. As the semester progresses, classes become harder, friend groups become closer, and commitments begin to pile up, whether that be extracurricular groups, jobs, volunteering, or anything else.
To say the University of Michigan is big is an understatement. With over one hundred University buildings, 30,000 undergraduate students, and 15,000 graduate students – as well as faculty, staff, and medical professionals– the university is a very populated place.