For many students, college can provide exciting new freedoms. However, it also often presents a number of new and unexpected challenges. For students at the University of Michigan, one such difficulty is now much easier to manage – food allergies.
Soon your student will be talking about living arrangements for next year. It’s a Michigan tradition, in the fall college friends (who may have only known each other for a few months) begin planning where they want to live nine months from now. What’s the rush? Well, off-campus apartment and rental property owners are marketing their student housing, and there is a long-held – and misleading – perception that all the good places to live off-campus are signed early.
Visit the University Unions' Care Package website offering balloon bouquets, snack bags and other edible gifts that can be purchased online and delivered on campus by U-M students. Perfect for Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Get Well, Welcome to Michigan, Fuel for Finals, Good Luck and more! Ordering balloons and edible gifts is easy, affordable and convenient. Go to http://www.carepackage.umich.edu
For many alums who are now parents of current students, joining a Greek organization at U-M made you members of a special community for life. This sense of loyalty often extends outside of the individual chapter to the larger Greek community, especially if you held a leadership position within that larger community.
LSA Senior Josh Handell has a thrilling problem to face as he gets ready to graduate this spring: should he attend Harvard or Yale Law School?
Although most U-M students make healthy and responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs, excessive and illegal alcohol use continues to impact the university's academic mission and our students’ academic potential.
U-M students have a range of opportunities to pursue their passions, from academics to athletics to hundreds of student-run organizations. For students who want to change their organization, campus or the world, there’s the Michigan LeaderShape® Institute.
As the snow and coursework pile up in Ann Arbor, students are eager for Spring Break. U-M students choose among many options for break, including visits to friends and family, adventures in the outdoors, travel abroad and service trips offered by organizations such as the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
Imagine two U-M students. Both attend class, do well and make friends. But one follows her interests outside the classroom: she joins student organizations, holds leadership roles and spends a summer interning in the field where she hopes to work. When it's time to apply for jobs, the second student will be ahead, explains Kerin Borland, Director of U-M’s Career Center.
In Student Life, we talk about “transformative learning experiences” for U-M students. The phrase describes a key aspect of our core work, and we do much more than talk about them—we enable them, create them and champion learning experiences that help students realize their talents and passions.