Housing & Transportation
University Housing helps provide housing for the approximately 10,000 undergraduate students on the U-M campus. There are 18 residence halls and 1,480 apartments on campus, and a number of off-campus housing options. More than 600 full-time staff and 2,000 part-time student employees sustain the wide range of facilities, services and programs that support the needs of these residential communities.
The most recently constructed on-campus residence, Munger opened in 2015. Designed specifically for graduate and professional-level students from all U-M schools and colleges, to foster a transdisciplinary community where students live and exchange ideas together, the Munger Residences was made possible by a generous gift from U-M alum Charles T. Munger.
Getting around campus is easy, but parking is not. This site provides links to information on available options. (Thanks to Veterans and Military Services.)
Health & Wellness
UHS promotes and protects the health and wellness of students and the broader campus community. The health service fee paid with your tuition covers clinic visits, eye care for medical problems, nutrition counseling, most physical therapy, radiology, most laboratory tests (including confidential STD testing) and wellness services, as well as advice by telephone.
CAPS fosters the psychological development and emotional well-being of students through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach and contributions to the mental health professions. In collaboration with schools and colleges, CAPS strives to develop a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. A variety of clinical services is available, including counseling, groups, lunch series, workshops and a “wellness zone.” After-hours crisis help is also available. One of the weekly groups is specifically for first-generation college students called “We’re the First!”
Located at UHS, this office can help explain your health benefits at U-M and answer questions about insurance in general. They work with students who have insurance under PremierCare, GradCare and other domestic and international student health plans. They can also help with travel-abroad health insurance and other issues and can provide assistance with applying for insurance through HealthCare.gov.
SSD has played a prominent role in advocating for students with disability issues at the state, national and international levels, and was one of the first to establish an adaptive technology computing lab. SSD supports the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. We share information, promote awareness of disability issues and provide support of a decentralized system of access for students within the University community.
Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Note-taking services
- Text conversion to alternative accessible formats
- Audio and video tapes
- Qualified interpreter services
- Adjusting time limits on tests
- Making facilities and/or programs readily accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities
With two locations (in the Union on Central Campus and Pierpont Commons on North Campus), Computer Showcase offers a wide range of hardware and software for U-M students, faculty and staff, most at special educational-discount prices. They also handle computer maintenance and repair.
The U-M offers many computing and information technology services designed to ensure students’ academic success. The ITS Student Computing website includes handy links and resources that will facilitate computing, including help with residence hall connections, Wolverine Access, adaptive technology and much more.
Conflicts & Concerns
The Ombuds office is a place where students can go to discuss questions, complaints and concerns about the functioning of the University in a safe and confidential environment. They offer informal dispute resolution services, provide resources and referrals and help students consider options available to them. The Office operates independently as a supplement to existing administrative and formal dispute resolution processes and has no formal decision-making authority, nor is it an advocate for either side in a dispute.
OSCR promotes a safe and scholarly community in which students navigate conflict in a peaceful and socially just manner. The Office offers a spectrum of conflict resolution pathways that are educationally focused, student-driven, community owned and restorative in nature, and which are adaptable to meet the needs of individuals experiencing conflict. OSCR also publishes the “Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities,” which is available in print and digital formats.
Students who have young, dependent children in child care may be eligible for this program, which provides funds to assist students with the cost of child care licensed by the state of Michigan.
U-M offers several options for the children of students, faculty and staff. You can search for childcare centers by location, age or schedule, on the “Find a Center” page of the site. There are also numerous childcare options in the city of Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Observer’s website lists them by full-time and part-time options.
Ann Arbor is well-known for its high-quality public schools. Read about the schools, magnet programs, academics and more, on the Ann Arbor Public Schools website. Our town also boasts excellent private and charter schools. See the Ann Arbor Observer online for information on private schools and charter schools.
Sending a student to college is a major life event for parents and families too. Help your student make the most of the Michigan years with the useful information on the site about campus life, orientation schedules, packing lists, news and events and informational resources. The website also contains a calendar and handbook especially for parents. New students should also visit the “What to Expect Freshman Year” page, which contains valuable information for students.