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University of Michigan

The Michigan Almanac provides a consolidated source of data and commentary covering all aspects and major activities of the U-M Ann Arbor campus. More than a factbook, the Michigan Almanac serves many purposes and has many audiences.

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History

  • 1817: The University of Michigan is founded as one of the first public universities in the nation.
  • 1837: The University moves its campus from Detroit to Ann Arbor.
  • 1848: The Board of Regents establishes a three-member medical department, known today as the University of Michigan Medical School.
  • 1852: Ninety young physicians receive medical diplomas from U-M.

Education

Michigan’s academic vigor offers excellence across disciplines and around the globe. We are recognized as a leader in higher education due to the outstanding quality of our 19 schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty and departments with 250 degree programs.

Research

With expenditures in excess of $1 billion, research is central to U-M’s mission and permeates all 19 schools and colleges. U-M is a strong advocate of promoting collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives that involve faculty and students from across campus.

Career

Handshake is your pathway to career connections. Through this tool you can:

  • Explore job and internship openings
  • Engage in on-campus recruiting opportunities
  • Develop and track your goals and next steps
  • Identify events and workshops including connecting with Career Center staff, graduate/professional schools and employers

Services

Student services

  • The U-M International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, as well as U-M American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad.

Housing services

  • University Housing values diversity and inclusion and being a supportive home for residents of all identities. We strive for every resident to call University Housing home. A place where you feel supported in who you are. A place where you have the opportunity to live and learn alongside people who are different than you.
  • The Connector is Housing’s multicultural engagement center, located on Central Campus. It expresses Housing’s commitment to celebrate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Through our programs and events, the space brings residents together to engage with different perspectives, identities and experiences.

Library services

  • After a $55 million renovation, the 35-year-old Taubman Health Sciences Library building on the U-M medical campus has emerged as a new kind of facility. The 143,000-square-foot, all-digital, light-filled, dynamic learning space was designed for future physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.

ICT services

How do I...

  • Enter and approve grades?
  • Change a grade from incomplete "I" to a letter grade?
  • Plan for the end of Windows 7 support?
  • Change my UMICH password?
  • Set up Duo mobile?
Support Tools
  • Skip the Phone Recording
  • Launch Remote Support Tool
  • Check Status of My Help Tickets
Technical support for unsupported browsers or operating systems (e.g., Linux) is not available.

Medical services

University Health Service (UHS) can provide most of your health care while you are at the university. Most currently enrolled U-M students (Ann Arbor campus) pay a mandatory health service fee, included as part of tuition, that funds clinical services and well-being services to improve campus health and wellness.UHS provides services for non-urgent and urgent health care concerns. 

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Information serves the needs of University of Michigan students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and visitors by providing accurate and timely information about campus organizations, services and events.

As the University of Michigan's primary centralized information source and referral service, we aim to inform and assist patrons, so they can best utilize resources available for both their academic and co-curricular activities.

Sports facilities

Located just minutes from the Diag, the CCRB is the largest Recreational Sports facility. It features a wide array of equipment and amenities to suit a variety of fitness interests.

  • Intramural Sports Building
Located on the north end of the South Athletic Campus, the newly renovated IMSB has state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Come here and enjoy the ultimate workout.
  • Sports Coliseum
Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Hill Street, the Sports Coliseum is a multipurpose, 36,000 square foot facility that is used by our Intramural Sports and Club Sports teams. It is also available for rental.

Student clubs

  • Qingyun is established for the purpose of providing opportunities for performance experience and allowing students with previous experience in Chinese traditional instrument to continue their passion. We are determined to bring Chinese traditional music to the University of Michigan and therefore promote cultural and musical diversity on campus.
  • + Positive Leadership Undergraduate Society
  • One Team Coding is a student-run organization aimed toward Computer Science majors looking to gain software development experience. Its founding principle is to expand student computer programming knowledge through team collaboration on innovative software.

Accreditation

The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor undergoes institutional reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in ten-year cycles. Each cycle culminates in a comprehensive evaluation, the next of which takes place in the year 2020 and involves several components, including the following:

  • quality initiative
  • assurance argument
  • federal compliance report
  • student opinion survey
  • campus visit
Faculty and staff lead this work for each school and college, Student Life, and the University Library, in collaboration with a core team from the Provost’s Office and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching who oversee the process. Nearly every campus unit is involved in the reaccreditation process in some way.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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