Student Life

Student Life is here for you, ready and eager to help all students get the most out of their experiences at our great university and make Michigan home. With Student Life, you can find your own niche on campus; connect with students within or beyond your residence hall, organization, or academic program; get involved in student organizations, leadership opportunities, and campus jobs and internships; and choose the housing and dining and living options that work best for you. 

Not sure where to start? Get in touch. We are here to help. 

From the Desk of VP Harmon

Welcome to Student Life. We are a multitude of learning and support services dedicated to assisting students in getting the most comprehensive educational experience possible while at U-M.  We’re the first stop for students to Get Help, Find Community, Get Housing & Food, Get Active and fully enjoy a successful, engaged time on campus. (Read more.)


Student Mental Health Innovative Approaches Review Committee Report - August 2021

Published August 29, 2021

A committee of deans, faculty, and staff across U-M Academic Affairs and Student Life areas released a new report that outlines a comprehensive approach for transforming how the health and wellbeing needs of students can be holistically addressed on the Ann Arbor campus.

Last spring, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan M. Collins and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon tasked the 12-member Student Mental Health Innovative Approaches Review Committee with exploring and recommending holistic, innovative approaches to addressing student mental health and well-being. The group—co-chaired by Dean of Students Laura  Blake Jones and Senior Vice Provost Amy Dittmar—examined current resources at U-M as well as convened a series of town hall meetings and outreach sessions to solicit the input of students, faculty and staff across campus.

In August 2021, the committee released its recommendations, which span four broad themes of recommended areas of strategic and innovative change—each with its own series of supporting  recommendations.

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Student Life Outcomes Report 2020-2021

Published August 23, 2021

"It is exciting to have these stories to tell, stories about how we didn’t lose our core work or our strategic priorities amid the pandemic. We simply learned how to do it differently."

- Martino Harmon, Vice President for Student Life

In August 2021, the Division of Student Life published the first-ever Student Life Outcomes Report for the University of Michigan. This detailed analysis of Student Life's work during the 2020-21 academic year was prepared by the Student Life Research and Communications, Marketing, and Design teams with input from staff throughout the division. The report uses a wide range of stories of divisional efforts and outcomes to paint a comprehensive picture of how Student Life adapted and innovated new ways of serving students while maintaining its commitment to its mission during an atypical year.

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Well-being Collective

The Well-being Collective Impact (WBC) for Student Life is an initiative to advance the Well-being colletive Common Agenda and key performance indicators.  


Civic Engagement

The University of Michigan delivers a world-class education to students, preparing them with critical knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be leaders in an increasingly complex world. Catalyzing and supporting students as they build the knowledge, skills, and agency for full participation in civic life must be a fundamental part of that education. 

Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

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