Student Life’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential mental health services for currently enrolled U-M undergraduate and graduate students in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable, and multi-culturally sensitive. If you’re wondering which CAPS services might be right for you, check out the videos and other details describing students’ options.
Student Life Michigan Leadership Initiatives offers these exciting, energetic and life-transforming leadership development opportunities for students during the times where your academic activity is the lowest.
Community & Civic Engagement
Whether earning income to help pay for their education, to augment living expenses, or to gain new skills, thousands of students are employed by the University of Michigan.
Vice President’s Message: Reflecting on our Five-Year Strategic Plan and Focusing on the Finish Line Ahead
Student Life has achieved significant progress in Years One, Two, Three, and Four of our Five-Year Plan to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Michigan. Beginning in 2015, Student Life engaged a broad cross-section of students, staff and research to ensure a grounded and informed plan to be implemented over the next five years. Connections were made early in the planning process, including town halls and individual and group sessions with students, student leaders, student organizations, student employees, and with our staff. Building off this strong foundation of stakeholder involvement, our plan continues to be inspired by ongoing student and staff insights and has shaped our strategic and iterative priorities to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at Michigan as are summarized in the Student Life DEI Plan framework of Strengthen, Innovate, Assess, Enhance and Engage.
Every month or so, a small, random selection of students from both the undergrad and graduate schools are invited to meet with President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice President for Student Life Royster Harper. The purpose of these Fireside Chats is so that students can meet the figures in an informal setting and voice any thoughts or concerns they might have about the University and its many programs and initiatives.
The Ginsberg Center’s mission is to engage students, faculty, and community members in learning together through community service and civic participation in a diverse and democratic society. One of several programs housed at Ginsberg Center, the America Reads Tutoring Corps has been committed to meeting the challenge to have all children reading well and independently by the end of third grade since 1997.
Graduate with market-ready career skills from working with Michigan Dining.
Lavender Graduation is a celebration of LGBTQ graduates of the University of Michigan. Graduates from any school/college in the University from any academic level are welcome to participate.
Want to be a better listener? Need some leadership experience? Want to boost your resume? Attend facilitation training! Online registration is open until February 8. Learn how to facilitate: meetings, group discssions and workshops.
U-M celebrates the 25th Annual MLK Symposium with a series of events that honor the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. From lectures to choir performances, the U-M community pays tribute to Dr. King's remarkable work through academic, social, and cultural events held January 11-26, 2012.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has completed a report on the results of the third phase of its College Student Mental Health Survey (CSMHS). The survey is a long-term project undertaken by CAPS, a unit within Student Life, to describe, inform, and extend knowledge and understanding of college student mental health.
What’s Happening on Campus
Flu is here already, so now is a great time to get a flu shot to help minimize your risk of getting sick. University Health Service provides flu shots, and you can schedule online. See the UHS website for additional details and scheduling.
Wondering where to live, how much it will cost, or who to live with? Considering moving off-campus for the summer or fall? Do you have any questions about sublease agreements?
For Students' Systemic Complaints and Concerns about the University
It's time again for the annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow, where thousands of people from Michigan, across the U.S., and Canada gather to celebrate and learn about Native American culture and traditions.
Forty years after a small group of Native American students and community members founded the annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, it has evolved into a popular community-wide event hosted by the Native American Student Association at the University of Michigan.
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Security and police presence will be increased on football weekends, both on and off campus. Protect yourself by assuring you and your friends are safe and legal. Let’s work together to make our community safe and welcoming for everyone
The Association of Religious Counselors (ARC) is an independent association of representatives from religious and spiritual communities that serve the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Committed to the central role of religion and spirituality in the development of the whole human being - body, heart, mind, and soul - ARC advocates for the religious, spiritual, and ethical dimensions of university life. ARC provides its members opportunities for networking, education, and advocacy.
Comprised of 15 committees, University Activities Center (UAC) is a student-run programming organization at the University. Whether it's theatre, comedy, music, dance, lectures, competitions, multicultural programming, debates, movies, mini-courses, or just plain old partying, UAC's mission is to provide quality programming. We strive to meet the entertainment needs of students, faculty and staff and to enrich their lives in the process.
Go Blue Box is a reusable takeout container program that offers a convenient way to grab food on-the-go from the University Club. More imporantly, it helps Univesity students, staff and faculty be greener Wolverines by reducing the number of containers sent to landfill. The program is in its pilot phase and is currently only offered at the U-Club in the Michigan Union. Go Blue Box was made possible by a grant from the Planet Blue Innovation Fund which enables students to launch sustainable projects on campus.
Getting your Go Blue Box is simple:
Relationship Remix Workshops on Relationships, Sex, and Choice are a nationally recognized program on communication, decision-making, sexual health, consent, and healthy relationships.
3100 Michigan Union
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1349
We are excited to share the newest resource from Campus Information! The link below will lead you to the new Interactive Campus Map. This will replace any current PDF map located on the Campus Information site. Built on the familiar Google Maps platform, users will be able to easily navigate between campuses, see what buildings contain what departments, get driving or walking directions and even find the nearest appropriate parking lots.
Build Trust, Promote Justice, Teach Peace
Important Health Information for Those New to Campus
Halloween is here! Could your costume cause harm inadvertently to others?
Beyond the Diag is hosting the Winter Off Campus Housing Fair on February 19th, 2015 in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union from 12:00-4:00 PM.
Join Beyond the Diag for an afternoon of free food and prizes, learning, networking, and setting yourself up for success during your off campus experience next school year!
Dear Michigan Community:
Recently, several serious assaults have been reported near the U-M campus.
The Department of Public Safety is working with the Ann Arbor Police as they investigate each of these off-campus incidents. Both agencies are increasing uniformed police patrols of these areas on and near central campus to increase visibility and ward off additional incidents.
Your first year at U-M is a journey – a time to get involved, explore your campus community, and start making this Michigan experience truly yours. First Year Experience can help you chart your own unique course.
Legal Support for Students
Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Then dust off the skates and head over to Yost Ice Arena for open public skating! Breeze around the same ice rink as hockey legends Red Berenson, Marty Turco and current NHL stars such as Mike Cammellari, Carl Hagelin and Jack Johnson once skated.
Your Guide to the U
The new Trotter Multicultural Center will be built on South State Street in the heart of central campus