In this Michigan Online non-academic course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and a life of meaning by walking through different exercises that will help you find your own purpose and what matters to you the most.
Michigan Online provides students with free access to over 220 learning experiences all created by U-M faculty and partners. U-M students, faculty, and staff can sign up anytime for free access to Michigan+, Coursera’s growing catalog of more than 3,700 Guided Projects, courses, Specializations and Professional Certificates from university and industry partners all over the world.
Learn ways to stay organized, make the most of video lectures, and stay connected to other people during COVID-19.
A list of alcohol and other drug resources compiled by UHS.
Provides a connection with alumni and professional development. Check out Welcome Wednesdays for free bagels, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa!
200 Fletcher St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
A list of apps for mental health and stress relief compiled by UHS.
Discover apps here and download from your app store.
The Basic Needs website provides information about U-M resources to help students access food and other basic needs.
Beyond the Diag is U-M's off-campus housing program situated in the Dean of Students Office (DOS). The core work of Beyond the Diag includes off-campus housing search resources, off-campus student assistance for landlord or roommate concerns, and outreach and education from our Neighborhood Ambassador team. Look out for Beyond the Diag's monthly e-newsletter highlighting safety resources, renting guidelines, campus and community information.
Dean of Students Office
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
Provides students who have experienced time in foster care with comprehensive support in navigating and maximizing their college experience.
Pierpont Commons Room B420, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
A hands-on sustainable, organic farming experience that provides leadership development, education, and research opportunities. Located at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, this student managed farm partners with MDining to bring food grown by students for students to campus dining and retail locations. In addition, the farm collaboratively manages the Maize and Blue Cupboard, Garden at the Ginsberg Center, and the East Quad Garden. All produce from these gardens goes to the cupboard for distribution to those in need. Weekly volunteer and student engagement opportunities are available all fall and winter semesters.
1800 N Dixboro Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105
The Campus Mind Works website is designed to simplify access to the wide variety of mental health and academic support resources at the University of Michigan, and provide information to help students stay healthy and manage college life. The program also provides free drop-in wellness groups for U-M students for mental health education and support.
CAPS Wellness Zone offers many wellness resources to help students rest, relax and manage stress.
Resources include massage chairs, yoga and meditation tools, seasonal affective disorder light therapy and more.
- Michigan Union, Suite 4079 at 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
- Pierpont Commons, Room B460 at 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
- Munger Graduate Residence, at 540 Thompson St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - for Munger residents
Having trouble sticking to your budget? Get tips on handling your money from the U-M Office of Financial Aid and the nonprofit National Endowment for Financial Education at this free personal finance website.
Sign up and explore the site here
Get involved with the community with CCI. They support student organizations, provide leadership opportunities, and host a variety of educational and entertaining events, such as UMix.
Michigan Union Suite 3410 at 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
By students, for students. CSG works on initiatives with the goal of positively changing campus. CSG provides student organization funding, student leadership opportunities, and various services such as subsidized graduation gowns and low-cost travel to the Detroit Metro Airport through their airBus program.
Michigan Union Suite 3011 at 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
A resource for all, CEW+ provides career and education counseling, scholarships, and emergency grants.
330 E. Liberty Street., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Provides a supportive, welcoming community to students who are in recovery from alcohol or other drug problems.
Call Program Manager at 734-763-3933
University Health Service 207 Fletcher St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Feeling off-balance? If so, you’re not alone. Concerns about COVID-19 have brought rapid changes, which can bring stress, anxiety & fear. Here are tips for coping & practicing resilience.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides student-focused mental health services to currently enrolled U-M undergraduate and graduate students.
Together, with a diverse CAPS staff who represent multiple social identities including, but not limited to, racial/ethnic, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, languages spoken, and age, we can provide consultation, brief individual, couples and group therapy, lunch series, support groups, clinical workshops, urgent/crisis interventions, and assistance with referrals.
Through campus-wide partnerships, CAPS can also help students connect with other U-M resources.
In order to discuss how to best tailor services to address individual needs, students are encouraged to come to the CAPS office the Michigan Union (Suite 4079) or to one of our 13 Embedded sites and schedule an Initial Consultation with a staff member.
Michigan Union, Suite 4079 at 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308
CAPS staff are also embedded within some schools and colleges.
This non-academic Michigan Onloine course is an interdisciplinary look at how we can make each day the best day of our lives by examining the question, “How can you be your most brilliant, passionate self?”
You will envision your “perfect day” and then slowly deconstruct the elements of that day to better understand key elements such as finding your purpose, defining success, mental and physical health, the importance of community, and navigating risks and challenges. In addition, you will hear stories from a diverse array of individuals, including students, doctors, teachers, professional storytellers, professional athletes, coaches, and others sharing their own journeys, communities, and sources of inspiration.
In this “Teach-Out” through Michigan Online, you will learn how to navigate the digital information landscape, identify fake news, and gain critical skills in media and information literacy.
At a time when information can be instantaneously and globally communicated, the threat of consuming misleading or false information looms large. Unverified digital information can sway public beliefs about politics, health, science, and current events, and can influence how people perceive differing opinions, experiences, and cultures. Global citizens have to navigate an increasing reliance on social media for critical facts, huge amounts of “fake news” online, and the consequences of disinformation and misinformation in daily digital life.
The "Teach-Out" is an non-academic Michigan Online course about how you can overcome divisiveness, get beyond division, and work together. To that end, we present the Common Ground Framework for moving beyond partisanship and getting past polarization. Join the conversation and learn how to find a common ground, where it exists, and how to build one where it is needed.
This non-academic Michigan Online course presents the science and benefits of gratitude practices, including practical ways to bring it into your own life and recognition that gratitude and struggle can coexist. It’s both for anyone new to the idea of gratitude practices and for people who routinely use positive psychology in their life.
Even though gratitude is possible and can help in those tough times, be sure to give yourself some grace when you’re not up to the practice. In this Teach-Out, you will learn how to do just that.
In this "Teach-Out" course through Michigan Online, you will consider questions of privacy, reputation, and identity using a case study approach. Learners will hear from experts and engage in conversation using real-world scenarios across multiple topic.
This non-academic course through Michigan Online will give you the most up-to-date information on the biological, personal, and societal relevance of sleep. The course provides a cellular-level understanding of how sleep deprivation, jet lag, and substances such as alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine alter sleep and wakefulness.