Conversation Circles are a volunteer program sponsored by the English Language Institute (ELI) which was started more than thirty years ago to promote intercultural exchange and to provide international students and scholars at U-M with opportunities to practice English in an informal, casual setting. In each Conversation Circle, a small group of non-native speakers of English (up to 6 people) are paired with a native-English-speaking volunteer for a weekly hour-long conversation.
Student Life needs your input! Are you opinionated about Student Life issues? Interested in forming meaningful relationships with faculty and staff? Want to make a real impact at the University? Joining one of the many student advisory boards on campus is a great way to enhance your University experience.
There are approximately 20 student advisory groups within Student Life that cover a variety of topics. And they all want to hear from you! From the Career Center to the Spectrum Center, from the Center for Campus Involvement to Counseling & Psychological Services, you're sure to find something to suit your interests.
Thirty blue bicycles, featuring a "blue bike" decal, are available to students, faculty and staff for daily, weekend and semester rentals. Rates begin at $5 for a daily rental, $11 for the weekend and $75 for the semester. The bikes are available at two campus locations: Outdoor Adventures and the North Campus Recreational Building.
When someone asks, "What stands out about YOUR U of M experience?" what will you say?
In 2006, Paul and Amy Blavin endowed a University of Michigan scholarship benefitting students from foster care in the state of Michigan admitted to the University. The Blavins' dedication to students from foster care extends beyond Michigan to their home state of Arizona where they support a similar scholarship.