Campus Life

Campus & City

Acronym Decoder

Acronyms and abbreviations abound at U-M, puzzling newcomers and long-timers alike. This website will help you translate campus acronyms into real words.

Magic Bus

Magic Bus is a real-time app that tracks U-M’s inter- and intra-campus buses. Originally developed by students at the College of Engineering, Magic Bus enables riders to accurately determine where their bus is on the route at any time. (Download the mobile app here.)

The Michigan Daily

The Daily is the student newspaper at U-M, now celebrating 125 years of editorial freedom. Read it, write for it, run it. It’s yours!

U-M Apps

Stay connected to U-M with the official University of Michigan app. News, events, locations, class resources, and more are at your fingertips. Look up a person or bus route, find an available computer lab, and see what’s on the menu at your favorite dining hall.


Next to acronyms, the second-most popular word puzzle at U-M seems to be nicknames for everything from buildings and parts of buildings to geographic points of interest. This site explains that the Pringle is not for eating but you can eat, rather than climb, on the Hill and more.

Organizations & Activities

Arts & Culture

This website serves as a gateway to the spaces where people can experience arts and culture at U-M. This resource includes a wide array of information including details around academic programs in art to a calendar of performance and events on campus.

Arts at Michigan

Integrate the arts into your Michigan experience! This is your online guide to Everything Art at U-M, almost all of which is free or reduced-price for students. Discover how to!

First-Generation College Students@Michigan

In the fall of 2007, a small team of undergraduates created a student organization called First-Generation College Students@Michigan. A major goal was to offer students advice on a variety of resources and campus opportunities and provide outreach to current and future First-Generation students. At that time it was one of the first student-led organizations of its type in the nation. In 2010, First-Generation College Students@Michigan was formally sponsored (and still is supported) by the Department of Sociology. First-Gens@Michigan has grown over the years and this website is a direct result of their efforts! Contact the group via email:

Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg Center empowers students in collaboration with faculty and staff to engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership and meaningful service experiences with community.

Greek Life

U-M is home to one of the most active sorority and fraternity systems in U.S. higher education. Members include some first-gens, who have found community in this extensive network.

Happening @ Michigan Events Calendar

Many public events happening on campus or near campus involving U-M students or faculty can be found on this comprehensive, continuously updated site.

Rec Sports

U-M is home to American higher ed’s first intramural sports building, home to a long list of student-based club sports, intramural sports and more.

Student Organizations

U-M students have almost 1,500 student orgs to choose from. It’s easy to find the ones you’re interested in, because the MaizePages has a comprehensive listing of all of them, searchable/browsable by alpha, name, keyword or area of interest.

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

In addition to permanent and rotating exhibits, U-M’s renowned art museum presents student-focused events, frequently in the evenings or on weekends.

University Musical Society

This famous international performance series often has student-priced tickets available for the world-class music, theater, and dance performances they bring to campus.

The Wolverines—Intercollegiate Athletics

U-M’s intercollegiate athletics programs are among the best in the country. Michigan has a proud 150-year tradition of athletic excellence, and is known around the world for its athletic programs and facilities, including the 107,601-seat football stadium known as The Big House. Find schedules and ticket information for Michigan’s 31 varsity teams on the official website Mgoblue. The Fan Zone page has the latest Athletics news, and other information especially for Wolverine fans.