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.


October 22, 2019
Lisa Kim

This month, I had the opportunity to ask some questions of Kristin Bhaumik, who is an associate director in the Office of Financial Aid. Financial aid is an important part of attending college, and making sure that college is affordable is also a huge priority for the University of Michigan, so here’s some more information that I hope can help you Go Blue.

October 21, 2019
Logan Corey and Robby Griswold

Have you heard of the Residential College? The RC is an amazing community full of engaged, academically curious and socially aware students! To set the record straight, here are eight myths about the RC (and the real truths):

October 15, 2019
Yilin Yang

As a high school senior trying to chart the trajectory of your entire future adult life, it is easy to be swept along by the anxiety of your parents and peers. This is natural – when making hard life choices, your opinions are shaped by those around you – but it can also be confusing, misleading, or alarming when it doesn't need to be.

October 8, 2019
Maryam Masood

I recently started taking a hip-hop class. The decision was made on a whim about two weeks into the semester when I was sitting with a friend in the S. State St. Starbucks, half-studying, half-complaining about how I didn’t have any free time anymore. 

Like any other quintessential overachiever at Michigan, I keep busy. Between 16 credits, roughly a 10-hour work week, student org shenanigans, and occasional blogging, I probably fall somewhere in the middle on a spectrum between the cruising and overloaded student.               

October 3, 2019
Zane Harding

The University of Michigan is a large school, and it’s important to find your community here if you really want to maximize your college experience. But… what if you could create your community yourself?

September 25, 2019
Lisa Kim

I’m currently in my second year of being a Resident Assistant (RA) in Bursley Hall on North Campus. This year, I’m a theme RA for the SubFree theme. 

September 18, 2019
Yilin Yang

Universities hire undergraduates and graduate students to assist faculty in teaching their many course offerings, and Michigan is no exception. And after multiple semesters of trying, I've finally been able to squeeze myself into a position as an undergraduate Instructional Aide (IA) for the College of Engineering!

September 13, 2019
Amanda Blanchette and Melissa Purdy

We know the admissions process can be daunting, time-consuming, and anxiety-ridden. But it doesn’t have to be. U-M admissions counselors put together these tips to help make the freshman application process as stress-free as possible.

September 11, 2019
Maryam Masood

Picture this: it’s your first week at U-M. You walk into your first class along with the 200 plus other people in a Mason Hall auditorium and sit in the first empty seat you can find. The scary/embarrassing thought crosses your mind again – will I ever find my people?

August 28, 2019
Lisa Kim

As we get ready to begin another a-maize-ing year at Michigan, I am reminded of the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. I’ve found that by prioritizing self care alongside my school and work responsibilities, I’m able to have a more fulfilling experience.