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 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.

August 7, 2019
Lisa Kim

It’s almost here: the beginning of another a-maize-ing year at Michigan! During your first week, make sure to take advantage of all of the wonderful Welcome Week activities that will help you have a memorable, fun first week of college.

July 26, 2019
Yilin Yang

Fall term classes begin on September 3, a little less than a month and a half from now. Incoming #Victors2023, freshman year approaches, and as you probably expect, it will be novel and challenging in ways that you may or may not anticipate.

July 11, 2019
Maryam Masood

It’s that time of the year again. You walk into any local big-box store and see the Back to School signs blaring at you from the back of the store. But shopping for college doesn’t have to be expensive.