Student Life

Student Life is here for you; our most basic task is helping students get the most out of their experiences at the university. 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.

Canopy Information, Locations & Guidelines

The University of Michigan has installed outdoor canopies around campus to provide individual students additional space for studying, rest, and eating between classes.

Starting July 7, 2021, canopy reservation availability is expanding. Campus canopy locations are available for reservation Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm (4 hour maximum) for U-M departmental meetings and student organization meetings. Units can submit reservations for these hours starting July 1, 2021. Currently, the last day a reservation will be accepted is August 13, 2021. Learn more about reserving a canopy.

Canopy Locations:

Central Campus
Michigan Union (2 locations)
Ingalls Mall North
North Campus
Gerstacker Grove

General Use Hours of Operation

Open April 6, 2021. Close date TBD.

Mon - Fri
11am - 6pm
Sat - Sun/Holidays:
Noon - 6pm

Expectations for Staying Safe and Healthy in Winter 2021

January 13, 2021

Dear U-M undergraduate students,

We are excited to welcome you back after the break - whether you’ll be participating this winter term on campus or from afar. As you plan your return to campus or Ann Arbor for another academic term, there are several public health best practices and university expectations to make you aware of for a safe and healthy term.

Read more

Addendum to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Dear University of Michigan Community:

As Wolverines, the importance of cultivating a culture of care for self and others has always been paramount and is of particular importance in this shared moment of crisis and challenge. It is right for us to reflect on the values we hold as individuals and the values we embrace as a community. University values are outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety.  These values stand as long-held community-defined commitments rooted in social justice and put into practice through a restorative approach. It is these values which continue to serve as a guide as we live into our Pledge to Take Care of the Maize & Blue.

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.