Student Life

Student Life at the University of Michigan provides students with much more than simply a place to study, sleep, or work. Our Michigan Housing residence halls include Multicultural Lounges, recreational areas, events, and learning programs; for those living off-campus, our Beyond the Diag program has information about neighborhoods, roommates, and a Housing Listing Service. Need fuel for finals? Our award-winning Michigan Dining offers a variety of delicious and healthy selections in twelve on-campus cafés, seven markets, and seven residential dining halls across campus. And whether it's time to take a break from studying or gather your friends for a group project, the University Unions⁠ (Michigan League, Michigan Union, and Pierpont Commons) are here to serve as the "living rooms" of the campus community, providing places to eat, work, study, and connect. 

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Maize & Blue Cupboard

The mission at Maize and Blue Cupboard is to ensure all members of the University of Michigan community have access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food, including the skills and tools to prepare it. With just a swipe of your MCard, MBC provides free ingredients, kitchen and cookware, personal and household supplies, and quick connections to other campus resources. Don't need a resource? Be a resource

Maize and Blue Cupboard

Michigan Dining

Michigan Dining serves the campus community through 12 on-campus cafés, seven markets, seven residential dining halls, a line of Blue to Go foods, and the Michigan Catering unit. Throughout all of our dining operations, MDining emphasizes creative, healthy, and nutritious foods, international cuisines, and sustainability, which has earned us national recognition and numerous awards. 

Halal chicken shawarma served on white plates

Michigan Housing

In a typical year, Michigan Housing serves as home on campus for nearly 11,000 students from nearly all 50 states and over 65 foreign countries. Far more than just places for resting or studying, residence halls function as small, accessible communities, helping new students transition from high school to college. Our facilities include 18 residence halls and 1,480 apartments on North Campus that accommodate undergraduatesstudents with families, and graduate students. 

Two MLEAD students smile in front of a South Quad entrance

Off-Campus Student Neighborhoods

When you start looking for off-campus housing, you might start wondering where exactly you'll be living. Not the address–the neighborhood! Inevitably, you'll be living in one of a dozen areas that each have unique historical, cultural, and geographical contexts. Beyond the Diag can help–and for starters, here's a list of those neighborhoods and what can be found there. 

Liberty Street at night

On-Campus Student Jobs

Whether earning income to help pay for their education, augment campus living expenses, or gain new career skills, thousands of students work at the University of Michigan each year. 

Two students seated at a welcome table assist a third student

University Unions

The University Unions offer services, programs, spaces, and student involvement opportunities within the Michigan LeagueMichigan Union, and Pierpont Commons. For generations of Wolverines, these facilities have been more than buildings or gathering places; they have served as the "living rooms" of the campus community, providing conveniences, amenities, and comfortable spaces for getting to know and understand one another outside the classroom. 

Students laugh and chat in a study booth and beside a balcony