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.


November 12, 2018
Will Borden and Katherine Hoekstra

At Michigan, it’s not uncommon to see students walking around campus in military uniforms. They’re in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, better known just as ROTC. But what exactly does that mean? What are they doing? Why are they here? What are their lives like?

October 30, 2018
Maryam Masood

For many, the week before November marks a transitory period between fall and winter, or a time of Halloween festivities. But for many high school seniors, this week leads up to the November 1 Early Action deadline for a plethora of schools, including U-M.

October 26, 2018
Zane Harding

Here at the University of Michigan, there are said to be two seasons: winter and construction. Unfortunately, some construction projects take more than one year to complete. As of the Fall 2018 semester, the Michigan Union is set to be closed until Winter 2020, the LSA Building is under renovation until Winter 2020, and the Kraus Building–soon to be the new Kinesiology Building–is under construction until Fall 2020.

October 22, 2018
Lisa Kim

Studying is an absolutely essential part of making sure you have a successful exam week. But it’s not the only important thing I do to ensure I do well. I’ve been able to fine-tune my exam week survival tips during my time at U-M, and I hope other students find them helpful too.  

October 19, 2018
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.

October 17, 2018
Yilin Yang

I make no secret of the fact that Michigan was not my “dream college.” In high school, I was a pathological overachiever – a frenzied neurotic and shameless STEM-Lord – and I got it into my head that all of my past four years' work would be for naught if I weren't accepted by Harvard, Stanford, or MIT.

October 3, 2018
Maryam Masood

How will your life change once you become a Wolverine? Student blogger, Maryam Masood (#Victors2022), shares 11 ways you'll change after you move to Ann Arbor. Also, head over to @UmichAdmissions story on Instagram to ask Maryam a question!  

September 28, 2018
Sweetland Center for Writing interns and faculty

Whether you're working on your U-M application essays or in the midst of your fall course load, we think you'll find this advice on essay writing from the Sweetland Center for Writing valuable.  

September 26, 2018
Zane Harding

There are endless paths to pursue at the University of Michigan. Many fantastic advisors and professors helped guide me.

August 30, 2018
Logan Corey and Robby Griswold

Michigan Learning Communities (MLC's) are an integral part of campus life; there's 13 MLC's to choose from on campus! Future Wolverines, make sure to familiarize yourself with these incredible living and learning opportunities, and keep your favorite MLC's in mind when filling out your application.