Life at Michigan


On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Please note: We've also found that some leasing agents will ask you to provide employment verification. We can do this for you. Just email us with the agent's contact info and we'll send along the usual letter!


Parking in Ann Arbor and on campus is often limited. If you have a car, you can consider student parking options. However, getting around Ann Arbor without a car may be even easier. Use the U-M Blue Bus or AATA routes to get around for free! Michigan's campus is also super-commuter friendly, with lots of bike lanes and motorcycle parking. U-M also partners with the Zipcar car-sharing program to give you discounts. 

Exploring Ann Arbor

From sipping coffee and catching up with friends in a cozy cafe to spending the weekend kayaking along the coast of one of our Great Lakes (we actually have the longest freshwater coastline in the US!), you'll never be in shortage of things to do outside of lab. The Ann Arbor Visitor's Bureau is absolutely a wonderful resource. Keep an eye on their news page or sign up for an area guide, and receive periodic emails about fun things to do in Ann Arbor. (We've been here for years and still enjoy their emails!) Additionally, you can access this handy essential guide to Ann Arbor, (in case you didn't save your copy from interview weekend!).

Also, check out the links below to start exploring what Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas has to offer! 

First things first: Good coffee is a must for grad school
Catch some sun on our beautiful beaches (yes... beaches) 
Nerd Nite: Let your nerd flag fly at this epic monthly event at a downtown bar
Enjoy over 300 live shows each year at The Ark
Expand your palate in Michigan's craft brewing scene
If canoeing or tubing with friends is more your style, Argo Park is for you.
Embrace Summer by cheering on the Tigers 
Indulge your creative side at our annual Ann Arbor Art Fair
From Hippie Hash to BiBimBop and Duck Confit, the food here is AMAZING