Pursuing a graduate degree is an endeavor that brings unique challenges and rewards. Rackham serves as a vital resource for our students in that pursuit, in ways both big and small. On this page, find links to information on a range of topics that we hope will enhance your time at Michigan and help you find assistance when you need it, from connections to graduate student groups to tips on living in Ann Arbor and resources for your personal well-being.
Rackham also offers an array of events and programming designed specifically for graduate students. You can find details about all of our upcoming events through the Rackham Events Calendar.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rackham Graduate School has a history and tradition of valuing the diversity of our students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education.
Graduate Students with Children
Rackham believes in supporting graduate students with children both academically and socially. Because each parent has distinct needs, Rackham has designed a variety of programs and events.
Students with Disabilities
The University of Michigan is committed to ensuring that graduate students receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations so that all students are supported in all aspects of their educational experience.
Student Military Service Members & Veterans
Student veterans will find a welcoming campus environment, an active and involved community, and campus resources and contacts to help you navigate your U-M experience.
U-M has welcomed international students from the earliest days of its graduate programs. Today, more than 2,400 Rackham students are citizens of more than 90 countries.
The graduate school joins the larger U-M community in working toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty through education, advocacy, and community building.
Students of Color
Rackham sponsors numerous activities aimed at providing intellectual, social, emotional, and financial support so that students from groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education feel welcome and thrive in their studies.
Resources for first-generation graduate students at the University of Michigan.
Undocumented and DACAmented Students
Rackham and the university community support and advocate for the many undocumented or DACA students who attend, or hope to attend, the University of Michigan.
Health and Well-Being
Mental Health Crisis or Emergency?
If you are in crisis, there is a counselor-on-duty at CAPS in the Tappan Auxiliary Building, 609 Tappan Street, during business hours. If this is an urgent after hours matter, please call CAPS at 734.764.8312 and select “0” to be connected with a crisis counselor. If it is an emergency, please call Psychiatric Emergency Services at 734.936.5900 or dial 911.