Blog post - A Messate to My Freshman Self

A Message to My Freshman Self

Looking for some advice for your first year? As a current junior, I write to my freshman self, offering tips and reflections from my time at U-M.

August 8 blog post on staying organized

Tips on How to Stay Organized Throughout the Semester

With the first week of classes officially over, I’m sure some of you are feeling pretty overwhelmed and lost. That’s okay! It’s perfectly normal to feel like that in the beginning of the term. I’ve decided to share some tips that help me keep calm during these busy weeks in hopes that maybe these tips will help you too, even if you are still in high school!

Aug 25 blog

Waffles, Football, and Other Hallmarks of Fall in Ann Arbor

As fall begins to settle in again in Ann Arbor with the new school year, I’ve started to think about all the classic elements of Michigan autumn. Here’s what I’m most looking forward to greeting after the previous mostly-virtual year.

August 17 blog post

Preparing to Go Back to the U-M Campus

Looking for some motivation to start packing for college this fall? Read on for some tips and best practices on preparing to move to campus and what to do once you arrive.

Nature areas around campus

Visiting Nature Areas Around or Near Campus to Relieve Some Stress

From the Arb to the Campus Farm, there are tons of places around UM-Ann Arbor that are filled with the most beautiful nature. Luckily for me and many others around me, nature is an excellent way to relieve stress. Come with me as I show you some of my favorite nature spots in Ann Arbor.

The Places on Campus I'm Most Excited to See Again by Allison Kolpak

The Places On Campus I’m Most Excited To See Again

As campus begins to re-open, restaurants begin to allow indoor seating, and Ann Arbor prepares for the fall semester, I’ve been thinking about all the places on campus I’ve missed over the past year, either because they’ve been closed or limited in access due to the pandemic.

Public Art Blog Post

Exploring Public Art Around Campus

There are a ton of public art pieces to explore around campus. Read on to get a glimpse of some of my favorite art pieces that the University of Michigan has to offer!

Masked Students in Class

Remote Learning and Resilience

One full academic year of online classes is now complete. How have U-M students navigated remote learning this past year? Read on to hear from several students about their experiences and what helped them adjust to the new demands of remote learning.