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.


January 15, 2020
Lisa Kim

Michigan’s Theme Communities allow you to make your first-year living experience unique to your interests by joining a community of people who share a common interest or lifestyle. Theme Communities have a designated space within one of the amazing Michigan dorms, and span Central Campus, Hill Neighborhood, and North Campus ( The 2019-2020 SubFree cohort is pictured above!)

January 8, 2020
Andrew Sargus Klein

"Why Go Blue?" is a series that features alumni, their decision to Go Blue, and how that decision has impacted their careers and lives.

December 23, 2019
Zane Harding

By the time you’re reading this, dear blog reader, I will have returned home for the holidays. Before I depart for holiday festivities with my family, however, I have an advising appointment.

December 19, 2019
Zane Harding

The Go Blue Guarantee is U-M’s commitment to keeping a world-class education affordable and accessible for all Michigan residents pursuing undergraduate study on our Ann Arbor campus. To learn more about the Go Blue Guarantee on an individual level, I interviewed JT Lacovetta, a student veteran at the University of Michigan majoring in Nuclear Engineering.

December 13, 2019
Maryam Masood

 In this vlog, I'm going to be sharing some tips I've learned over the last year on how to take care of your mental health at U-M. From building a support system to learning how to take breaks, taking care of yourself is essential when it comes to thriving in college. 

December 4, 2019
Lisa Kim

Get ready to launch your career – even from your first day – as a student at the University of Michigan. Here’s just a sampling of some of the best and most interesting opportunities that Michigan provides you as you translate your major and your interests into a fulfilling and rewarding career.

November 26, 2019
Maryam Masood

It’s that time of year again…course registration! As a sophomore in LSA interested in social sciences and the humanities, I realized I’ve flown through three semesters and avoided taking a natural science course. For those who are unfamiliar, LSA requires students to take a minimum of seven credits in natural science (with a total area distribution requirement of 30 credits. For the full details, click here).  

November 20, 2019
Lisa Kim

I cannot believe that it’s already November. Your girl has stayed busy with classes, work, the internship search, and hanging out with friends. Here’s what’s happened in the life of a computer science senior over the last three months, all in a couple of words and a whole lot of pictures.

November 4, 2019
Zane Harding

Happy First-Gen/STEAM Student Day! Today, I'm going to walk you through a couple of valuable resources on campus available to first-gen and STEAM students. One of the greatest things about the University of Michigan is the sheer amount of incredible resources available. The key to utilizing all of these resources, of course, is knowing that they're available. Go Blue!

October 30, 2019
Zane Harding

Did you know some classes, such as intro-level musicology courses, have discussion sections on the eighth floor of the Burton Memorial Tower (pictured above)?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re applying to colleges and you hear this anecdote when you mention that you are applying to the University of Michigan: “Oh, that’s a very big school. Your classes are going to be way too big. You’ll never be able to get individualized help in those courses.”