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.


March 15, 2019
Alekya Lingamaneni

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!

March 13, 2019
Yilin Yang

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.

March 7, 2019
Maryam Masood

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?

February 27, 2019
Zane Harding

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.

February 25, 2019
Lisa Kim

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.

February 13, 2019
Yilin Yang

Starting college is a major transition, and freshmen preconceptions about college life vary as much in character as they do in accuracy.

February 6, 2019
Maryam Masood

Whether you are already on campus or an incoming freshman, your location can make or break a study session. Exploring the campus and finding which study spots make you the most efficient can ease your academic transition to U-M. Try these out for yourself—maybe you’ll find a new favorite study spot.

February 1, 2019
Elizabeth Schmuhl

Living Arts, an MLC Located in Bursley Hall, brings together students in the School of Music Theatre and Dance, Stamps School of Art & Design, College of Engineering, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban planning, School of Information, as well as  many other disciplines.

January 29, 2019
Zane Harding

When I first applied to the University of Michigan, I didn’t have many worries. The first time I had a teacher talk to me in class about college, I knew that I wanted to attend Michigan. It was never a question. If I was admitted into Michigan, I was attending. One question lingered over me, however: how was I going to afford school?

January 24, 2019
Lisa Kim

Everyday at Michigan is unique. Sure, there is a more or less fixed schedule of classes and some regular meetings. However, it seems as though a new special event, meeting, or activity is always springing up.