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Welcome to the diverse community of Rackham graduate students and alumni.

COVID-19

Find resources, updates, and information of specific interest to graduate students in light of COVID-19.

How Rackham Helps

The Rackham Graduate School is home to over 8,200 students, about half the graduate students on campus. We offer centralized services and special opportunities for all Rackham students.

Living In Ann Arbor

If you are new to U-M, then we'd like to offer some help as you get settled. Check out our tips and resources for making Ann Arbor home.

Academic & Professional Resources

Learn about the people, offices, and tools that can help you thrive academically and stand out professionally.

Support System

Where to get help with challenges or problems either academically or in your personal life if the need arises.

Stay Connected

U-M is a big place, but you are never alone as a Rackham student. Stay connected to Rackham and to fellow students during your time here.

2020 Virtual Fall Welcome

Rackham's Virtual Fall Welcome provides newly admitted graduate students the opportunity to learn about Rackham and connect with resources that will enhance your experience at the University of Michigan. Hear from Rackham Dean Mike Solomon and keynote speaker Krystal L. Williams, a Rackham alum and an assistant professor of educational leadership, policy, and technology studies at the University of Alabama. Virtual Fall Welcome will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

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Rackham Fall Welcome 2020

Virtual Information Fair Guide

At 2:00 p.m. visit our Virtual Information Fair, where you can connect with different campus organizations and departments and learn about the resources they can offer you during your time at Rackham.

Amateur Radio Club, W8UM

Have you ever wanted to talk through satellites or people from all over the world? Have you wondered what those large antennas on the EECS building are or do you have an interest in electronics? Then the University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club is for you. We help students get their amateur radio license and do fun activities such as hidden transmitter hunts, antenna building and analyzing, electronic kit building, digital radio modes, and more. We also participate in and beat Michigan State University's club in various contests throughout the year. We are one of the oldest radio clubs in the country. No prior knowledge is required so join us to see all the fun.

American Society of Engineering Education: Student Chapter

We are a student organization looking to:

  • Inform students about various aspects of a career in academia
  • Enhance the teaching and presentation skills of prospective educators
  • Assist students in their search for academic positions
  • Develop skills needed to establish and lead a research program
  • Encourage underrepresented minority participation through focused recruitment efforts and by addressing concerns unique to minorities

Associate Deans' Initiatives, Rackham's Dean's Office

The Rackham Associate Deans' Initiatives include MORE (faculty mentoring committee), Graduate Student Mental Health Task Force, Research Exchange, Faculty Allies for Diversity in Graduate Education, and several funding programs. The Dean's Office works together with faculty, staff, and students from around the campus and with other university offices to develop initiatives, define policies, and uphold the mission of the university through graduate education.

Association for Women in Science

The Michigan chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is committed to the advancement of women in science and STEM-related fields. We aim to foster connections between female scientists and trainees working in all employment sectors, and we strive to set the stage for professional success. To further our mission, we provide networking opportunities, facilitate mentoring circles during both the fall and winter semesters, work with a local Ann Arbor middle school as part of our Outreach Program, and offer professional development programming. Our chapter is affiliated with the National AWIS organization which actively advocates on behalf of women in science.

Association of Multicultural Scientists

We are a graduate student organization comprised primarily of historically underrepresented students in Ph.D. programs in the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) at the University of Michigan Medical School since 1991. We are dedicated to the support, retention, and recruitment of historically underrepresented students in the sciences. Our goal is to assist students in their successful completion of the Ph.D. by offering activities and support which will meet academic, social, and professional needs in an atmosphere of cultural context and comfort. We are open to all incoming PIBS students as well as Ph.D. students in other science fields, who want to contribute to and support the multicultural environment in science!

We organize social, professional development, and outreach events on a regular basis. Check out our events to get a better idea of what we do and contact us if you want to get notified about them and join our community!

Big Ten Voting Challenge

The Big Ten Voting Challenge is a nonpartisan initiative, with an aim to help students get registered and turn out to vote. Election Day 2020 is on Tuesday, November 3rd, and we look forward to supporting eligible U-M students in making their voices heard at the ballot box!

Biotech Entrepreneurship and Coding Organization

The Biotech Entrepreneurship and Coding Organization replicates a startup environment from product ideation to pitch with a focus on the realms were biotech and coding overlap. Other events include guest speakers from the industry and business plan development. No prior knowledge or experience necessary.

Center for Academic Innovation

Center for Academic Innovation is designing the future of learning through research, innovation, experimentation, and iteration. We believe an informed, peaceful, equitable, and empowered society is dependent on learners everywhere adopting a learning lifestyle, and educational institutions creating and disseminating new knowledge to provide sustainable solutions to:

  • advance learning,
  • facilitate problem solving,
  • foster equity and inclusivity, and
  • increase access and affordability.

We strive to make our world-class public research university's learning experiences accessible at scale.

We create new models for global, engaged, and lifelong learning experiences for students at the University of Michigan and around the world.

We harness design, technology, and educational research to shape the future of learning.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is to inspire and transform the Michigan community into entrepreneurial thinkers and doers. The CFE is an innovation hub where ideas, people, resources, and technology meet and create the future. We offer a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for graduate students, including courses on business, leadership, and communication to complement students' primary degree programs. We organize treks to visit startups, year-long fellowship opportunities, and more. We also offer a 12-credit certificate program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship that is open to all currently-enrolled master's, Ph.D., and professional students at U-M.

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the campus teaching community, including faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and administrators.

Center for the Study of Complex Systems

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems is a multi- and interdisciplinary program at the University of Michigan designed to encourage and facilitate research and education in the general area of nonlinear, dynamical, and adaptive systems.

Its more than 50 participating faculty represent nearly every college of the university. Researchers at the center recognize that many different types of systems that include self regulation, feedback, or adaptation in their dynamics possess similar underlying structure despite their apparent differences. Their goal is to exploit these deep structural similarities to transfer methods of analysis and understanding from one field to another.

Center for World Performance Studies

The Center for World Performance Studies seeks to create intellectual and physical space for the study of performance. Our aim is to advocate for performance as a mode of research and as a means of public engagement, centering on underrepresented, non-Western, and diasporic voices, bodies, and acts. We connectÑboth locally and globallyÑstudents, faculty, artists, thinkers, and scholars in order to educate each other about performance studies and to promote interdisciplinary and intersectional insights and research methodologies.

The Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies (GCWPS) provides students an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate fellows, interested in performance as an artistic and scholarly field of inquiry.

The GCWPS requires nine credit hours of coursework over the span of twelve months. Of these, six credits will be earned in two required courses: TheatreMus 647.001: Introduction to Performance Studiesâ in the winter semester (3 credits), and RACKHAM 570.005: Proseminar and Presentation of Capstone Projectâ in the fall semester (3 credits). The remaining three credits will be a course taken by students in their home unit and double-counted, in consultation with a unit chair or advisor, towards the certificate program within Rackham guidelines. Graduate fellows are awarded a $3,500 stipend for a summer research project, internship, or practicum, to take place in the summer.

CEW+

At CEW+, we navigate circumstantial barriers by providing academic, financial, and professional support to help you reach your personal potential. Established to support women through higher education, we lift up women and all underserved communities at U-M and beyond. Through career and education counseling, funding, workshops, events, and a diverse, welcoming community, we exist to empower. We are CEW+, and we're here to help you reach your potential.

Chapter of the Scientista Foundation

The Chapter of the Scientista Foundation at University of Michigan is a chapter of the national non-profit, the Scientista Foundation, which aims to build the largest network of campus women in science. We strive to connect existing organizations of women in science on our University of Michigan campus with a nationwide community that breaks through barriers for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine), giving such important organizations more visibility and resources, and building a strong, cohesive network of women in science that can act as one voice.

Community Consulting Club

The Community Consulting Club is one of the Ross School of Business's most unique and popular student clubs. Each year, the club oversees 10 to 15 consulting projects that involve Ross studentsÑboth M.B.A. and B.B.A.Ñdedicating their business skills and acumen to helping non-profit organizations in southeastern Michigan address challenges such as strategic planning, marketing, operations, financial management, and human resources. Students gain invaluable experience while local non-profits receive expert business advice that they otherwise would be unable to afford.

Counseling and Psychological Services and CAPS Embedded Psychologist for Rackham Graduate School

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) fosters the psychological development and emotional well-being of students through counseling, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach, as well as contributions to the mental health professions. In collaboration with students, colleges, departments, and other units, CAPS strives to develop a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community. In addition to CAPS services available in the Michigan Union location, CAPS provides embedded counseling services specializing in graduate student well-being. The CAPS embedded psychologist for Rackham Graduate School is Laura Monschau, Ph.D., and she can be reached directly at lauralm@umich.edu.

Edward Ginsberg Center

The Edward Ginsberg Center is a community and civic engagement center with a mission to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good. Based upon this mission, our vision is for inclusive democracy; thriving, diverse communities; and equity and social justice. Graduate and professional students across campus incorporate community needs and priorities into their disciplinary work, professional goals, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for support on your research projects, developing new initiatives, building your evaluation and assessment skills, or wanting to engage with Ginsberg Center programs, we can support your community engagement!

Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy

Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy (ESPA) aims to promote the participation of scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals in policy and advocacy through seminars, workshops, and hands-on activities. Additionally, ESPA members can get involved through writing about policy, outreach to the public, and meeting with decision-makers at every level of government to promote scientific policy approaches. ESPA is part of a national network of science policy and science communication groups, and members have opportunities to network with students and professionals around the country interested in science policy.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers a wide range of credit-bearing English for Academic Purposes courses for graduate students at the University of Michigan. ELI classes are small, interactive, and provide students with extensive one-on-one feedback. Our curriculum is based on the latest research on the kinds of speaking and writing students need to achieve their academic and professional goals. ELI faculty provide every student with a high level of personalized guidance and support. ELI's Graduate Language Clinics provide international graduate students, GSIs, scholars, faculty, and staff with one-on-one language and academic support. For a personalized advising session with an ELI faculty member for guidance in choosing an appropriate course, please register for an appointment on our website or email ELIadvisor@umich.edu.

Grad Students Outdoors

We're a team of students who like hiking, biking, paddling, trail running, and a bunch of other things outdoors, both casual and competitive!

For events during the orienteering season (fall and spring), we are closely affiliated with the Southern Michigan Orienteering Club. If you're interested in being kept in the loop of when events are, learning how to compete, meeting other outdoorsy people, and spending time in the wilderness, join in!

GradCru

GradCru is a graduate community that seeks to stimulate and support each other to live out authentically and communicate meaningfully our faith in Jesus Christ in the midst of the university.

Graduate Certificate in Community Action and Research

Interdisciplinary training, connecting research and action to communities.

Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies provides an opportunity for doctoral students to diversify and strengthen an existing Ph.D. and to acquire an interdisciplinary grounding in Judaic studies as a secondary field. Through dynamic courses and collaboration with faculty, students enhance skills, gain specialized knowledge, build credentials, and develop professional expertise. The diverse curriculum allows for exploration of any aspect of the Jewish experience, from Israel to America, spanning the biblical era to the present.

Graduate Rackham International

As one of the Rackham-sponsored student organizations, Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) aims to develop an inclusive and diverse student-run organization to improve the experience of all graduate students, especially those who identify as international or multi-ethnic, multi-racial, or multi-cultural at the University of Michigan.

  • We support connections and social involvement among students across cultures and programs of study
  • We work with the Rackham and other schools and colleges to support professional development and other initiatives to benefit international graduate students at the university
  • We provide students with a voice and a platform for advocacy on issues that affect their success and well-being

Graduate Society of Women Engineers

We host events open to all College of Engineering graduate students with the aim of fostering a more vibrant and inclusive community.

Hispanic Business Students Association

The Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA) provides professional development and social engagement opportunities to all its members. We serve as a platform for all students at Ross to engage with the greater Latinx community at the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor community. HBSA is active in the recruitment of incoming Latinx students and supports the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management activities.

Impact Graduate Student Fellowship

Impact is the graduate student ministry at Harvest Mission Community Church, a local church on the University of Michigan campus. We believe that while graduate school life can be challenging, when lived in Biblical community, it can be fulfilling and grow us in faith and relationships. We are composed of graduate and professional students from across fields of study and meet weekly in LIFE Groups, where we study the Bible and develop community where we can practice what we learn. During the upcoming academic school year, we are planning to have virtual and in-person (local ordinance-informed) options available for LIFE Group. We welcome people actively looking for Biblical community as well as those who are curious and seeking what the Christian faith is about. Contact us at impact@annarbor.hmcc.net if you're interested or have questions.

INFORMS at U-M

The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) Student Chapter at University of Michigan is an organization for students interested in using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, and other analytical methods to find better solutions to complex decision-making problems. We hold social events, professional development workshops, events with invited speakers, corporate recruiting events, and pro-bono consulting with community partners. We welcome students from any department related to operations research and management science to join us! Join our listserv to become a member and get updates on upcoming events.

Institute for Nuclear Materials Management

The primary goals ofInstitute for Nuclear Materials Management, and of this student chapter, are to promote the advancement of nuclear material management in all of its aspects, to promote research and development in the area of nuclear materials management, and to improve the qualifications of those engaged in nuclear material management and safeguards through education and the development of professional ethics. Also, it is the goal of this student chapter to further the knowledge and understanding of the nuclear industry and peaceful nuclear applications while advancing awareness of nuclear materials management for both students and the community. The chapter will provide a forum for open discussion about topics relating to nuclear materials management including, but not limited to, radiation detection, nuclear safeguards, nuclear fuel cycle, and nonproliferation policy.

International Center

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.

International Institute

The International Institute (II) houses 17 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes. Throughout the year, the II connects students with myriad funding opportunities, events, activities, and academic programs. The II is home to the master's in International and Regional Studies, an interdisciplinary area studies program designed to prepare students for global career opportunities, whether in academia, private, or public sectors. Its specializations include African Studies; Chinese Studies; Middle Eastern and North African Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Southeast Asian Studies. In addition to the eight specializations of its master's program, the II is home to five certificate programs in Chinese Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, South Asian Studies; and Southeast Asian Studies.

Junion

JUnion is a community for Jewish grad students, supported by Michigan Hillel. We organize religious and social events for students of all backgrounds, denominations, and interests and hope to build community across multiple degree programs and professional schools.

Library Copyright Office

Our office provides information to help you make decisions about sharing and using copyrighted material in your research, learning, and teaching.

Logistics, Transportation, and Parking

Transportation and parking options at the University of Michigan.

Maternal and Child Health Student Association

The Maternal and Child Health Student Association brings together students who are passionate about sexual and reproductive health. We discuss health inequities, which are rooted in historical traumas, that then perpetuate the inequitable dissemination of privileges and resources important to health, informed-decision making, and body sovereignty.

We seek to raise awareness in the School of Public Health community on these topics through educational and professional development workshops. And most importantly, we do our work within a reproductive justice framework that requires the expertise and involvement of all disciplines. So, no matter what school, department, or program you are in, the Maternal and Child Health Student Association welcomes your membership. You can contact us at mchsa-execboard@umich.edu.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

The Matthaei Botanical Garden and Nichols Arboretum, and the properties we manage, are unique locations for academic engagement and support of research as well as intellectual curiosity of the natural world and the community interaction it invokes. We offer curated plant collections (particularly Bonsai and Peony), managed natural areas, natural and designed landscapes, display gardens, exhibits, interpretative materials, guided and self guided activities, research, research support, and active academic engagement.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Council

The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Council (MEGC) serves students and the department at large by organizing various events and activities that help students to develop professional skills and to boost student well-being. In addition to hosting social hours, student-led seminars, technical workshops, and professional development activities, MEGC serves as a liaison between the Mechanical Engineering Academic Services Office and the mechanical engineering graduate student community.

M-HEAL

M-HEAL's mission is to use education, needs assessment, design innovation, and social entrepreneurship to improve access to health care in underdeveloped communities. We envision a world where every person has access to appropriate, affordable, and high-quality health care. Through project teams, travel opportunities, professional development events, and volunteering initiatives, M-HEAL provides a space where students can grapple with global health in unique and diverse ways.

Michigan Dining

Michigan Dining is comprised of twelve on-campus cafes, seven markets, nine residential dining halls, a line of Blue to Go foods, and the Michigan Catering unit. Our emphasis is on creative, healthy, and nutritious foods, international cuisines and sustainability throughout all dining operations.

Michigan Interactive Investments

Founded in 1998, Michigan Interactive Investments (MII) is a highly selective, leading undergraduate investment club at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Each year, MII builds an investment portfolio with the goal of educating members about investing through interactive portfolio management. By maintaining a small, dedicated member base of approximately 60 undergraduate students, MII is able to effectively teach members about investing in a variety of equity, fixed income, and derivative securities. MII is unique in that we manage a $25,000 student-run portfolio. We have complete freedom over our investment strategies and asset classes, which include long and short equity, fixed income, and currencies.

MII also provides many resources to help members secure internship and full-time job placements, and hosts the Undergraduate Investment Conference (UIC) each fall. The UIC invites participants from over 20 of the top universities in the country for a featured stock pitch competition. The winner is awarded an approximately $3,000 grand prize, and the conference includes a keynote speaker and the opportunity for students and corporate partners to meet and network.

Michigan Program in Survey Methodology

The University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology seeks to train future generations of survey methodologists who specialize in the statistical, social, and data sciences. The program offers Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. The program's home is the Institute for Social Research, the world's largest academically-based social science research institute.

Multidisciplinary Design Program

The Multidisciplinary Design Program offers team-based professional design experience for academic credit. Based in the College of Engineering and open to master's students across campus, students can apply for an industry project or faculty research experience in October, to begin in January.

Office for Institutional Equity

The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) oversees, facilitates and supports the university's efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds at the University of Michigan is a place where all students are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any campus issue, concern, problem, or dispute. You may contact us anytimeâ as a first step, as a last resort, or anywhere along the way. We are here when you need us, so come and share your concerns. We will help you evaluate your situation and plan your next stepâ if you want to take one.

Rackham Connect

Rackham Connect is a digital platform for Rackham graduate students and alumni. Log on with your U-M credentials, complete your profile, browse the community, and reach out to alumni you'd like to chat further with.

Rackham Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid

Our office administers financial support, grants, and fellowships for Rackham students.

Rackham Professional and Academic Development

Rackham Professional and Academic Development supports graduate students in their professional and academic development during their student experience and as they transition to their careers. We offer workshops and training opportunities on both Central and North Campus throughout the academic year.

Rackham Resolution Office

Graduate school is full of challenges, both academically and personally. Graduate students are often working to navigate studies, research, funding, and relationships with peers and advisors, often under pressure. Addressing your concern or sharing a need can feel like one more thing to do, many students (and staff) can feel stuck as a result. Rackham is here to help. The Rackham Resolution Office provides a safe and a confidential environment to discuss concerns, and advises faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students on matters related to emergencies, crisis situations, disputes, and student conduct violations. The Resolution Office also provides information about Rackham Graduate School and university policies and procedures, makes referrals, and offers resources when appropriate.

Rackham Student Government

Rackham Student Government represents all the graduate students in the Rackham School at the University of Michigan. In this duty, we engage in numerous activities, including: funding other student organizations, hosting social events, hosting professional development events, democratic engagement of the student body, advocacy of graduate student issues, interface with Rackham adminstration to solve graduate student issues, and more!

Recreational Sports

Learn about how you can stay active and healthy with Rec Sports! We offer everything from group fitness classes and open recreation, to casual or competitive team sports. We also have outdoor adventures, team building, and leadership development opportunities. If you love being in an active environment, we're a great place to work! Find yourself here.

School of Social Work Student Union

The School of Social Work Student Union exists as a liaison between the student body and the school's administration. As officers, we prioritize collective participation in governance, knowledge and resource sharing, increasing access to diverse opportunities, and championing DEI initiatives. We see ourselves as not just a governing body, but a family unit. Our philosophy is egalitarian and our decisions are democratic!

Service Learning and Trans-Disciplinary Education

Service Learning and Trans-Disciplinary Education (SLATE) is a collaboration between graduate students at the University of Michigan with the Community Action Network of Washtenaw County at the Bryant Community Center. Its mission is 1) to increase graduate students' awareness of, interest in, and capacity to reduce social economic disparities, 2) to create opportunities to develop a meaningful mentoring relationship with a young disadvantaged person in a community setting, and 3) to eliminate obstacles to thriving amongst the youth with whom SLATE works.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, better known as SACNAS, is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Spectrum Center

The Spectrum Center at University of Michigan is an office in which all members of the university and local community are welcome. Through collaboration and partnership efforts, the center supports students to thrive in a diverse society and globally. The center works toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty at the university through education, advocacy, and community building.

Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR)

Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) enhances the campus and community environment to promote academic growth, professional development, and general well-being among students of color. SCOR builds an environment in which all persons can network in addition to sponsoring cultural, educational, social programs, and activities which appeal to graduate students of color.

Sweetland Center for Writing

The Sweetland Center for Writing, a comprehensive writing center, exists to support student writing at all levels and in all forms and modes.

The Michigan Gayly: LGBTQ+ Issues

The Mighigan Gayly: LGBTQ+ Issues is an intersectional publication focused on LGBTQ+ issues here on campus and in the world at large. As the University of Michigan's only LGBTQ+ publication, our mission is to be a celebration of queer and trans existence.

The Michigan Gayly: LGBTQ+ Issues publishes journalism, creative writing, and visual art; we are looking for all sorts of writers, artists, graphic designers, podcasters, videographers, researchers, and creatives.

Our publication works to create a forum for LGBTQ+ students to share their personal experiences, discuss and enjoy queer culture, and voice their opinions. We hope to create a space for the self expression of all Michigan students within the LGBTQ+ community, while also spreading awareness of LGBTQ+ issues to queer and straight readers alike.

Trotter Multicultural Center

The Trotter Multicultural Center, as it is known today, began as Trotter House, a Black Student Cultural Center. Trotter House was founded in 1971 as a result of a campus-wide strike organized by the first Black Action Movement (BAM) to protest against discrimination and marginalization of black students. Today, Trotter Multicultural Center works to enhance multicultural awareness across campus through our signature programming. Students can also build community through hosting events or using our on-site student support services, student organization space, and study spaces.

UHS Managed Care and Student Insurance Office

The UHS Managed Care Office manages the U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan, the U-M Tuition Refund Insurance Plan, and the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance Plan. We also help students with Michigan Medicaid eligibility and enrollment assistance.

U-M Depression Center

Campus Mind Works is a website and outreach program developed by the Depression Center to support student mental health. The website was designed to simplify access to resources and provide information about managing mental health in college. Free, bi-monthly education and support groups are offered on North and Central Campuses.

U-M Work-Life Resource Center and U-M Children's Centers

Our programs contribute to a culture supportive of personal and family life, and include our on-campus U-M Children's Centers for young children, and the Work-Life Resource Center, which offers backup child care (Kids Kare), Campus Child Care Homes, and other community child care resources, financial assistance information, and an online posting board of U-M students and retirees (Family Helpers) who offer child care and other help in U-M affiliated homes.

UNICEF at the University of Michigan

United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The UNICEF Campus Initiative at the University of Michigan plays a powerful role in helping the world's children survive. As one of the 120 active Campus Initiative Clubs around the country, members of the UNICEF chapter at the University of Michigan strive to educate, advocate, and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF, in order to reach zero preventable deaths.

Interested in joining? Fill out this form to get updates: https://tinyurl.com/unicefinterest

University Career Center

Beginning a new graduate program is an exciting time. While you may not know exactly how you want to shape your career path within your chosen field, it's important to know how to make strategic decisions related to your professional careerÑunderstanding and preparing for multiple options is key. The University Career Center (UCC) is your resource for support throughout this process. UCC offers master's and Ph.D. students customized career coaching, advising, and workshops to guide your career exploration throughout your graduate program. UCC is available now as you begin by assisting with your career exploration, supporting your networking with successful alumni. and considering internship and career-related experiences that build your skill base. As you progress through your academic program, UCC will support you in translating academic experiences to opportunities in the world of work, sharpening your resume, preparing for interviews, and ultimately helping you negotiate job offers. We look forward to meeting you and working with you as your plans unfold.

University Health Service

The University Health Service (UHS) is a health care clinic and wellness resources located on central campus. In-person and telehealth services are available.

University Library

The University Library offers a great collection, vast electronic resources in all disciplines, millions of books and other print resources, primary source and archival materials, and much more. We also have services and expertise, from disciplinary research to publishing and technology assistance, that can advance your scholarship, research, and teaching.

University Musical Society

The University Musical Society (UMS) brings renowned music, theater, and dance ensembles from across the globe to the stages on campus at U-M. As a student, you get discounted tickets for just $12 or $20 depending on your seat location. Learn more about UMS's student programs and discounts on our website.

University of Michigan Museum of Art

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is a central part of teaching and research at the university as well as a celebrated public art museum.

University Unions, Center for Campus Involvement

Through our programs, services, and spaces, University Unions is a catalyst for connection and learning that cultivates community and belonging at the University of Michigan and beyond. Through meaningful involvement, the Center for Campus Involvement creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students.

UroVersity

UroVersity is an initiative born to foster closer relationships with Michigan URM communities to increase diverse representation in Urology. We acknowledge the current inequities in the Urologic workforce and hope to close the gap through active Mentorship and Personal and Professional Development. As this program develops, it is as important to teach as we learn about cultural differences, implicit and structural bias, acceptance, and strategies to maintain equity.

Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the mind and its processes, the brain, and behavior. This graduate certificate program includes the intersection of multiple research disciplines, including psychology, artificial intelligence (computer science), philosophy, linguistics, and neuroscience. The program's coursework will give students cohesive training in essential approaches to the study of cognition. The flexible program will also provide opportunities for students to engage in creative and interdisciplinary research opportunities with cross-departmental faculty.

Wolverine Wellness

Wolverine Wellness' mission is to partner with students to foster personal and community well-being in college and beyond.

Women in Health Leadership

Women in Health Leadership is a student-led organization that is open to all students and committed to helping women further their careers in the health field through leadership development. During the year, our members engage in workshops, a leadership summit, coffee chats with professionals, volunteer opportunities, social events, student-led discussions, and more! This year, we are providing plenty of opportunities for online involvement as we weather this pandemic together.

Academic & Professional Resources

Computing & Technology

Do you know all the computing and technology centers and services available to you as a student? Now's a great time to get acquainted.

Libraries

The U-M Library system includes 20 libraries and access to many more through Inter-Library Loan. Five independent libraries add to the wealth of material at your fingertips.

Mentoring & Advising

Read "How to Get the Mentoring You Want" and find campus resources to strengthen your relationship with faculty and others who mentor you.

Professional Development and Paths to Careers

Rackham has multiple ways you can engage in professional development and explore careers, no matter what stage you are in of your graduate education.

Research Assistance and Support

Find information on statistical consulting, data services, and funding especially for doing research abroad.

Communication, Writing, Language

Expand your training as an instructor in any course and get support for your writing. Non-native speakers of English can also find an array of English language support.

How Rackham Helps

The Rackham Graduate School is home to over 8,200 students, about half the graduate students on campus. We offer centralized services and special opportunities for all Rackham students.

Academic Support and Social Events

Bringing together Rackham students to develop academic and professional skills, foster conversations across disciplines, and to mingle with fellow students outside one's program, department, or school.

Resolution Support

Providing a neutral environment to discuss concerns, receive guidance in instances of discrimination or harassment, and advise students on how to use university resources and policies.

Financial Support

Awarding over $50 million each year in fellowships and grants to support diversity in graduate education, dissertation writing, career exploration, presenting research at professional conferences, and emergency aid.

High Standards Across Graduate Programs

Working with faculty in Rackham graduate degree programs to improve the quality of graduate education, encourage innovation and effective practices, and build a diverse student community.

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Stay Connected

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Make sure your voice is heard, plus plug into Rackham’s many information channels for real-time updates. There are lots of ways to stay engaged.

  • Blog

    Everyone has a different story and journey on their way through graduate school. Read about other grad student stories on the Rackham blog.

  • Social Media

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can share with us using #IChoseUMich, #RackhamGrad, or #IAmRackham.

  • Events

    Check out our events calendar for upcoming social events, networking opportunities, and professional development workshops.

  • Newsletter

    We send you a weekly newsletter to make sure you don’t miss any essential information, like funding opportunities, important deadlines, and major events.