Student Life

Canopy Information, Locations & Guidelines

Reservable Event Canopies

For one year only and during pandemic recovery, Campus is making available canopies to specifically support U-M outdoor events. The event canopies are available for U-M student organizations, departments, and U-M sponsored organizations to support the vibrancy of campus. Canopies are unfurnished, and event organizers are responsible for all vendor coordination (e.g. furniture rental, event set-up, and trash coordination) based on the needs of their individual events. Reservations are required, and events are to be coordinated with Facilities & Operations Outdoor Events (Central Campus canopy location) or the Center for Campus Involvement (North Campus canopy location).

Event Canopy Locations & Information:

Open for Event Reservations April 2, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022
North Campus - Gerstacker Grove
Size: 30x75
For reservations and general use rules: Center for Campus Involvement
Central Campus - Ingalls Mall North (between the Alumni Center and the Michigan League)
Size: 60x120
For reservations and general rules: Facilities & Operations

Information updated March 11, 2022

Tip of the Month: Student Legal Services

Updated July 14, 2022

Take it from Student Life's Student Legal Services (SLS): Renters insurance is worth it, and it may save you from problems in the future. And if you have concerns about housing, criminal, family, consumer, or traffic law, be sure to schedule an appointment with Student Legal Services.

Purple Off-Campus Housing Co-op

Mentorship Programs for the LGBTQ+ Community

Updated July 14, 2022 

Since 2018, the Spectrum Center has run a meaningful mentorship program called Mentorship and Professional/Personal Support (MaPPS). This program intentionally connects LGBTQ+ students to LGBTQ+ staff/faculty members who may share similar identities and/or goals. In contrast to advising, mentors motivate mentees by recognizing their strengths and accomplishments, helping them sharpen skills or improve their capability, and guiding mentees’ decision-making process. 

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Campus Farm is Ready to Grow!

Updated June 16, 2022

Did you know that U-M has a Campus Farm that started in 2011? The collaborative project by U-M students, faculty, staff, community members, and Matthaei-Nichols was designed to grow vegetables and herbs on campus. And if you have eaten food from a Michigan Dining café or dining hall recently, it's likely that some of those fruits and veggies in your meal were locally grown at the Campus Farm. 

students in the U-M garden