I remember exactly where I was when I got the news. I was sitting in my high school art class. I had just been talking to one of my teachers about college acceptances. It was late March and she was asking when I would be hearing back about my college applications. I told her I had already received acceptances from a few schools, but I was still waiting to hear back from my top choice – the University of Michigan.
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While I’m not a big fan of cliches, they often contain a nugget of wisdom that you can learn from. New students, here are five that you might think about to make the most of your time at Michigan.
As a high school student, I was unsure about how to pick a college. Both of my parents attended college, but that was forty years ago -- and a lot has changed since then. College applications are different even from when my older sister applied twelve years before me. I can’t imagine how much harder it is for students who don’t have any family experience with the process.
So, as one who’s been through it, this is my advice.
If you know the University of Michigan, then you know some of its major landmarks. The Diag, the Big House, the Union, and so on. What these landmarks all have in common, though, is that they’re on Central and South Campus.
‘But wait!’ You might be thinking. ‘What about North Campus?’
That, my friend, is what I’m here to tell you about.
Whether you've already started perusing Amazon for that matching maize-and-blue shower caddy, toothbrush, and pair of flip flops, or you're one of those people who is (somehow) still on the fence about attending the University of Michigan this fall, attending one of the many Campus Day events this winter or spring is a must-do for admitted #Victors2022.
When you go to one of the largest and most prestigious public universities in the country, it can seem like the academic and social opportunities are limitless.
But while there are a lot of paths to pursuing your degree, there are also some very important rites of passage every Wolverine should consider before they walk across the stage and flip their tassels.
This article has been updated from a post originally published Feb. 6, 2017.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know that the University of Michigan is a pretty amazing place. But when making that important decision on whether to enroll, you really need to experience the university firsthand.
You need to walk the campus. You need to meet some people. You need to find the nearest burrito place.
This article has been updated from a post originally published Nov. 15, 2016.
By the time this article reaches you, I will have gone through four opening statements, discarded three complete drafts, reworked two outlines, and ruminated on its purpose for one sleepless night.
No amount of practice or preparation will alter the long and occasionally haphazard process of drafting and revision that my work will undergo, and in fact experience has only lengthened and complicated the system by which I miraculously produce each article.
Our Early Action decisions are out, which either means you’re on cloud nine or a little bummed.
We get it.
It’s an emotional development in what has probably been a stressful process for you and your family, and we hope that no matter the decision, you’re able to relax and enjoy the upcoming holiday season with those you love.
But you may also be wondering what comes next. Here’s what you need to know…
If you find yourself drinking cup after cup of coffee, taking power naps in between essays, and counting down the days until your last exam, you know it’s finals week.
And you know the stress that comes with it.
On top of studying for your tests and writing your essays, you also have to search for holiday gifts and, in many cases, make travel plans to get back home. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.