Parents and Families

off-campus neighborhoods

For students moving into off-campus apartments and rental properties, Student Life supports a program that is building a stronger connection between campus and student neighborhoods.

Beyond the Diag was launched by the Dean of Students Office to establish a network of off-campus neighborhoods within Ann Arbor where many U-M students live. The outreach and organized activities in these neighborhoods help foster a greater sense of community and improve communication between neighbors and the University. 

The Beyond the Diag website provides a lot of helpful information about fire safety, night transportation, student safety and health services, the monthly newsletter to students, tips for being a good neighbor, campus parking information and city resources and ordinances that off-campus residents should know. 

A new website, is in development that will soon offer new features for students, including:

  • Off-campus housing listsings, with interactive mapping feature to indicate property location in proximity to campus and public transportation
  • Ability to search for roommate and subtenants by developing a personal profile on the site
  • Mobile-friendly design to post and search for housing and roommates at any time, on any device – desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

Off-campus students are now better connected to campus and with each other, thanks to  information and outreach provided by Beyond the Diag.


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Summer 2013 Newsletter

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