Student Life

Career Center Small Group Discussions

Career Center small group discussions are a fun and informal way to discuss topics ranging from your time at Michigan and beyond.  Whether you are feeling concerned about a major, looking for ways to get involved on campus, seeking an internship or job, applying for graduate school, identifying interests, or a combination of many things, you will be able to find a topic that meets your needs.  Facilitated by one of our knowledgable career coaches, these discussions can be a great way to launch your next step, all while meeting and talking to some pretty cool people.

Leadership at Michigan

First-year student Fall Break retreat for leadership development at UofM FREE!

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Make lasting friendships
  • Connect with mentors and resources on campus

Learn more and apply at:

Saturday Oct 12th - Monday Oct 14th
Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor 

Leadership at Michigan

Making Your Big University Feel Smaller

With nearly 43,000 students on campus, U-M’s size can sometimes be intimidating – but have no fear! Students can transform this anxiety into comfort by becoming involved with student organizations, departments, and initiatives.

Go North! Fest, with a focus on North Campus involvement will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 1pm-5pm. See the fun Squirrel video put together by University Unions.

Right From The Start: Which Courses to Keep for a Balanced Semester | Services for Students with Disabilities

At the beginning of a semester, many students feel overwhelmed as they attend first classes and try to determine the pace and work load associated with classes they picked. Faced with a stressful beginning, some college students worry about their abilities to catch up and succeed in classes they have chosen. This ‘fearful mindset’ can cause students to quickly believe they need to switch classes. 

Get involved by joining a student advisory board!

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. 

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You are invited to the 19th Annual Taste of Culture

On behalf of the University of Michigan's Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center (TMC), we would like to invite you to our upcoming 19th Annual Taste of Culture event taking place on Sunday, September 8th from 2PM - 6PM at the Trotter Multicultural Center (1443 Washtenaw Ave. off South University).


  • Korey's Krispy Chicken
  • Mongolian Grill
  • Lucky Kitchen
  • Eastern Flame
  • Los Amigos
  • Sadako
  • Haifa Falafel
  • Chela's
  • Jamaican Jerk
  • Earthen Jar
  • What Crepe?

For more info on “Taste of Culture” and other events, visit

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Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Trotter Multicultural Center presents Taste of Culture on Sunday, September 8 from 2 to 6pm in the Trotter Multicultural Center.

Download the Stay in the Blue app!

Download the Stay in the Blue app from the iTunes store for free!  It was built by students, for students and has many local features.  It will help you—or help you help your friends—to Stay in the Blue!  (NOTE: Android version available in October.)

Staying in the Blue can help you get what you want while avoiding the stuff you don't want, by keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at .06 or below.

Desmond Howard for Stay in the Blue

CAPS: Stop Student Suicide campaign

Our multi-year plan of action aims to change campus culture, to increase resiliency and hope, and to create an environment that is actively and visibly engaged in stopping student suicide.  Each of our partners will engage within their own units and with their own students to produce a project that contributes to stopping student suicide.

Messages of Hope