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 16, 2018
Yilin Yang

Student blogger, Yilin Yang (#Victors2020), shares how he navigated withdrawing from classes at U-M, and what he learned during the process. Head over to @UmichAdmissions story on Instagram to ask Yilin a question!  

November 14, 2018
Lisa Kim

There’s no need to be in a hurry to get off campus as soon as your first year is over. Though it can be fun to have an apartment and live with friends, there are so many perks to living in University Housing. Rather than go through the stressful process of getting a group of friends together, touring apartments, and signing a lease, think about sticking around in the residence halls.

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 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.