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.


January 19, 2018
Don Jordan

This article is from a post originally published Jan 19, 2018 but is still relevant for #Victors2023

Whether you've already started perusing Amazon for that matching maize-and-blue shower caddy, toothbrush, and pair of flip flops, or you're one of those people who is (somehow) still on the fence about attending the University of Michigan this fall, attending one of the many Campus Day events this winter or spring is a must-do for admitted #Victors2023. 

January 18, 2018
Mel Neal

When you go to one of the largest and most prestigious public universities in the country, it can seem like the academic and social opportunities are limitless.

But while there are a lot of paths to pursuing your degree, there are also some very important rites of passage every Wolverine should consider before they walk across the stage and flip their tassels.

January 9, 2018
Chloe Rybicki-Kler

This article has been updated from a post originally published Nov. 15, 2016.

By the time this article reaches you, I will have gone through four opening statements, discarded three complete drafts, reworked two outlines, and ruminated on its purpose for one sleepless night.

No amount of practice or preparation will alter the long and occasionally haphazard process of drafting and revision that my work will undergo, and in fact experience has only lengthened and complicated the system by which I miraculously produce each article.

December 13, 2017
Alexa Caruso

If you find yourself drinking cup after cup of coffee, taking power naps in between essays, and counting down the days until your last exam, you know it’s finals week.

And you know the stress that comes with it.

On top of studying for your tests and writing your essays, you also have to search for holiday gifts and, in many cases, make travel plans to get back home. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

December 12, 2017
Katherine Hoekstra

Finals are a stressful time. A really stressful time.

So, as a very stressed out college student, how do you relieve that stress? Different people have their preferred ways.

Yoga? Yup. Aromatherapy? Sure. Coloring? Of course.

December 5, 2017
Don Jordan

When it comes to undergraduate financial aid, all you ever seem to hear about is the FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA.

Sure, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the heavy hitter in the college finance world and absolutely critical in determining eligibility for important federal funding sources like Pell Grants, Direct Loans, and Work-Study awards.

November 30, 2017
Megan Wampler

At the University of Michigan, the end of Thanksgiving break signals the final sprint to the end of the semester.

Students stream back to campus, fired up from The Game (ugh) and political debates over turkey, rested and ready to tackle finals.

Or not.

November 17, 2017
Samantha Soren

Thanksgiving just so happens to roll around the end of midterm season and the beginning of finals for students here at the University of Michigan.

November 8, 2017
Alexa Caruso

Every year around this time I engage in a war with my younger sister. She goes to school in Savannah, Georgia, and flaunts her 70-degree weather while I try to convince her that Michigan isn’t cold and miserable.

Well, at least not all of the time.

For my dear readers who are enjoying this article from warmer climates, allow me to explain what cold is in Michigan. While my sister may think 70 degrees is on the chillier side, here you’ll find students breaking out their shorts and flip-flops when the thermometer hits 70… or 60.   

November 2, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to Get to Know Your 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. 

Although she may be one of newest admissions counselors on the team - this is her first year recruiting full-time for the Maize and Blue - Ashleigh Taylor is no stranger to the University of Michigan.