Campus Life
A Unique Place to Be

As part of the University of Michigan community, you'll have access to many resources and services on one of the top campuses in the world. From sports and fitness to academic support, here's a quick peek into what campus life is like.

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Campus perspective
Getting in the rhythm

Find a routine that gives you something to ground you in this place. When I lived in New York, I saw the patterns of my neighborhood on my walks to the train in the morning. Now, I watch how the Huron River changes over the course of different seasons. It sounds corny, but knowing the rhythm of my surroundings helps me feel more adjusted.”

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A survival guide
Your First Days

The first day is always the hardest but we've got your back. Our First Days Survival Guide is designed to help you prepare for and navigate the steps along your new journey.

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Campus News
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For news specific to Michigan Medicine, you can see what Michigan experts are up to across the tripartite mission in Michigan Health Lab.

Building Your Community
Basic Needs

If you’re experiencing financial, housing or food insecurity, the University can help. Find information on food banks, emergency grants and housing assistance.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Find programs and resources for first-generation learners, international students and scholars, the LGBTQIA+ community, learners traditionally under-represented in medicine, veterans and learners with disabilities.

Student Organizations & Interest Groups

No matter what your interest or background, you'll find a community, group or organization to connect with.


People from all over the world make their home here. Find a reflection room for prayer, meditation or contemplation, and search campus groups and local faith organizations to support your spiritual path throughout your time in Ann Arbor.

Campus Safety

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety & Security offers numerous services to the U-M community to help you study, work and live in a safer and more secure campus environment.

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety & Security
1239 Kipke Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1002
Phone: 734-763-1131




Academic Support

Several offices, faculty and staff on campus are dedicated to the mission of helping you achieve your best, however you define it. Get help with your studies, fulfill your professional and career goals and achieve balance by tapping into counseling, consulting and learning communities at U-M.

Sports & Fitness
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You can make sports and fitness as much a part of your life on campus as you want with five indoor and four outdoor facilities fully equipped to get you started. Your options multiply off campus with local gyms, studios and more than 150 parks throughout Ann Arbor.

The Recreational Sports community is a great place to start to get active and stay healthy all year long, with group fitness, club and adventure sports. You can even reserve adventure equipment like tents, lanterns, kayaks, canoes, skis and lots more. The University of Michigan also provides numerous exercise and relaxation classes, suited for all fitness levels and abilities, from beginner to advance. Feeling a little more competitive? Intramural sports are an excellent opportunity to get active, have fun and meet some like-minded friends in leagues and tournaments.

The University of Michigan has initiated a top-flight adaptive sports program with an initial focus on wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. You can also check out Community Education & Recreation for local sports team events and news. Explore other options at the Ann Arbor YMCA and the Washtenaw County Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center.

    Perks & Benefits

    Being part of the U-M community comes with inherent benefits.

    Tax & Legal Help

    Find helpful information about how to do your taxes, including relevant laws and advice on finding a qualified preparer.