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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.

 

May 11, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

In the eight years since Shanell Hagood arrived on campus as a wide-eyed freshman in the fall of 2009, three trends have clearly emerged.

May 5, 2017
Alexa Caruso

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and colorful history. And throughout those 200 years students have established many traditions that have remained with the university today.

I remember learning some of these on my tour as a prospective student – like the block M legend – and picking up a few more as a student – like walking through the fountain.

Whether you’re an incoming freshman, a graduating senior, or one of our many alumni, here are the top five traditions every Wolverine knows and loves.

May 2, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

There may be more than 2,200 miles separating him and the Diag, but that doesn't stop Kristopher Tesoro from repping the Maize & Blue to students across the Golden State and beyond. 

April 27, 2017
Samantha Soren

“What will this school offer me that no other school can?”

That is the one question students ask themselves when traveling through the college application process.

College visits blend together to the point where resources at University A may be jumbled in memory with those at University B.

April 24, 2017
Don Jordan

With more than 185,000 total hours of community service over a recent 10-year period, it's safe to say that "making a difference" is more than a trite slogan for students in the Michigan Community Scholars Program.

Unlike most other Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) that draw together students with similar academic interests, the MCSP unites those who share a commitment to diversity, social justice, and, of course, community service.

April 24, 2017
Don Jordan

See that swag-tastic University of Michigan gear in the picture above?

Do you want it on you, in your hands, and on your bedroom walls as soon as possible? 

Then don't miss the chance to win it all by submitting a creative picture of you showing off your #Victors2021 pride by Friday, May 5.

April 21, 2017
Alexandra Ngo

Let's rewind to a few years ago when I was just a freshman in college.

I was idly scrolling through Facebook on my phone, even though I told everyone I would be studying. To further avoid any productive work, I decided to call my mom to chat for a little bit.

After finishing up the conversation that admittedly wasn't giving my full attention, I was surprised to see her follow-up text.

"Can't wait to see you next weekend!"

April 20, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

When you're a proud graduate of one university but charged with recruiting students to that school's in-state rival, how do you look yourself in the mirror every morning?

That's the question that Alison Wang, a Michigan State University alum and U-M recruitment coordinator, must grapple with on a daily basis. 

April 17, 2017
Don Jordan

In this occasional series, we ask recent alums to share how their experiences at the University of Michigan helped to shape who they are and what they believe.

Carlos Garcia (BFA ‘12, performing arts technology) describes himself as an artist, performer, designer, and engineer, and his work incorporates every aspect of that identity.

April 13, 2017
Alexa Caruso

There's nothing like planning out a final project or writing an end-of-semester essay amidst the hum of people chattering and mugs clinking – it’s the perfect study soundtrack.

And when it comes to coffee shops, Ann Arbor has plenty of places to offer.

It's nice to get work done in the less-bustling atmosphere that a coffee shop provides. But sometimes I’ll also go just to relax and have a moment to myself.

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