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.


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.

January 18, 2019
Yilin Yang

We expect, as awkward freshmen, that we’ll eventually metamorphosize into Cool Upperclassmen, admired by our peers. But I don’t think this just happens naturally. Being a mentor is a skill like any other, one that we might lack but also one that we can work to develop.

January 11, 2019
Don Jordan

This article has been updated from a post originally published Jan 4, 2019.

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.

January 10, 2019
Maryam Masood

The marking of a new semester and year induces the fresh-start effect: many, reflecting on their successes and failures of the past year, feel a burst of motivation to improve themselves.

There is no foolproof plan to achieve your goals, but there are steps you can take to make them possible.

January 4, 2019
Zane Harding

Sure, Winter and Fall semester are similar; you're taking somewhere between 12 and 18 credits, and you're going to classes in similar buildings, but it's different. Simply put, it's cold outside, and there's no football to watch.

December 14, 2018
Lisa Kim

Course scheduling is such an exciting time. At Michigan, there is a wide variety of classes in nearly every subject imaginable. Looking at the LSA Course Guide, it is simply impossible to browse through it without turning on some sort of search filter because there are so many options.

December 4, 2018
Yilin Yang

One refreshing change from high school is that, as an engineer, I'm expected to pursue practical work experience.

"Practical work experience," for a Michigan Engineering student, usually consists of internships, "Design-Build-Test" (DBT) courses, and personal projects. Of those, a freshman can usually only pursue DBT courses, like MECHENG 250 and some sections of ENGR 100 because most companies won't hire freshmen.