Student Life

Play Day on North Campus

Last week, CAPS hosted another a "do something and play" event on North Campus, to help promote the idea of playing and relaxing to help manage stress and to work toward achieving balance, even in the midst of a really busy academic schedule/lifestyle.  Around 1,000 students really loved the event and were very appreciative.  

The event was sponsored and supported by the four schools/colleges on North Campus, the Center for Campus Involvement, and student leaders from the Art & Design Collective. 

A Snapshot of the Taste of Culture | MESA

MESA/Trotter’s 18th annual Taste of Culture was a great way to start the semester! Held at the Trotter Multicultural Center, the event showcased a variety of cultural restaurants from South-East Michigan.

Approximately 900 members of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor communities enjoyed free food from local restaurants such as Jamaican Jerk Pit, Los Amigos, and Eastern Flame – just to name a few.

Bleed MAIZE and BLUE to beat OSU! - Royster Harper


This November marks the 31st annual Blood Battle between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. This competition extends the athletic rivalry beyond the field, as students, faculty and staff donate pints of blood to save lives. This year, the competition begins on Nov.1 and ends on Nov. 16, and we are hoping to exceed last year's tremendous success.

You can make a difference! One donation has the potential to save up to three lives. During last year's Blood Battle victory over Ohio State, the Wolverines collected 2,628 pints, and, in total, enough blood was collected to possibly benefit over 15,000 people. 

OSU vs Michigan Blood Battle trophy

Ford Features Men's Rowing in a 'My Ford' Article

In Michigan, they understand hard work. This is the home office of Big Ten football and the American auto industry. Still, the commitment of this rowing team stands out. This is a “club” squad, meaning there are no athletic scholarships. The kids are walk-ons who pay an annual fee of about $2,500 for the privilege of pulling an oar.

Photo of a Ford Truck hauling U-M Rowing Team's Equipment

2012 Allopathic (MD) Medical School Application Figures | Career Center

Data released by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) on Tuesday, October 23rd, shows that 45,266 students applied to attend allopathic (MD) medical school in 2012, an increase of 3.1%.  First-time applicants set another record, increasing by 3.4% in 2012, for a total of 33,772 applicants.  First-time enrollment at allopathic medical schools nationwide grew 1.5% to 19,517 students, an all-time high. All major racial and ethnic groups saw increases in applicants and matriculants.