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.


August 17, 2017
Don Jordan

Nothing can ruin a beautiful football Saturday like waking up with a splitting headache, runny nose, and the growing urge to expel the previous night’s Chipotle.

But, hey, it happens.

With all the new people, the close quarters of classrooms and residence halls, and plummeting temperatures keeping more people – and their germs – indoors, your first semester can be a true test of your immune system.

August 15, 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. 

With the online application now open and the fall student recruiting season set to begin, Greta Adornetto's life is about to get a whole lot busier. 

August 10, 2017
Alexa Caruso

I remember being in your shoes, Dear Reader. Waiting at my computer, biting my nails, refreshing my email every hour.

When will the email about housing come?

August 8, 2017
Don Jordan

There’s a lot of preparation that goes into the move from your childhood home to the campus of a large school like the University of Michigan.

There’s a dorm room that needs to be decked out. There’s the new planners, notebooks, and various shades of highlighter to be procured. And, of course, there’s a least a little bit of maize-and-blue apparel to be purchased for football Saturdays and other campus events.

But what about your smart phone?

August 4, 2017
Samantha Soren

As summer break comes to an end, I have been dreaming of football games, the first days of classes, and, of course, Pizza House cheesy bread.

Just thinking about these classic University of Michigan experiences makes me all the more nostalgic for those very first days I spent here.  

August 1, 2017
Don Jordan

The college application season can be a nerve-racking time for high school seniors, especially those vying for a coveted spot in a selective school like the University of Michigan.

There’s the essays. There’s the letters of rec. There’s the deadlines.

And there’s the waiting. UGH, THE WAITING! It can be excruciating!

July 27, 2017
Don Jordan

In an effort to simplify and streamline the college admission process for some students, the University of Michigan is offering prospective Wolverines two options for submitting an online application starting Aug. 1.

Students may continue to complete the Common Application, which the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions began accepting in 2010 and is now collected at about 700 colleges and universities around the world.

July 25, 2017
Alexandra Ngo

At first, study abroad sounds like a pretty expensive luxury for students, especially when it is not required for students.

But if it is not required, why do so many students study or work abroad? How do they afford it?

The answer: U-M helps to make going abroad an opportunity for anyone.  

Before coming to college, I never really thought about traveling internationally while at school. As a soon-to-be graduate of U-M, my experiences abroad are some of the defining points of my college career.

Here’s how U-M helps you make it work:

July 19, 2017
Alexa Caruso

Ann Arbor: Home to the #1 Public University in the nation, but also home to some pretty fantastic food.

I have been lucky enough to learn this through late-night diner runs, lunch with friends, and evenings exploring downtown.

One of my favorite things to do to treat myself is to buy lunch or dinner at one of the many great restaurants Ann Arbor has to offer.

July 18, 2017
Mel Neal

After a long and challenging school year at the University of Michigan, students are ecstatic to relax and enjoy their summers.

While it may be enticing to head back home to work at your usual summer job or use the months off to travel somewhere new, Ann Arbor really is the best place to spend your summer for about a hundred different reasons.

Here, I’ll tell you the top five reasons every Michigan student should spend at least one summer in Ann Arbor: