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.
A list of apps for mental health and stress relief compiled by UHS.
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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.
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530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
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.
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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.
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.
How can storytelling promote social change? This course develops skills for using stories to deliver messages that affect audiences and shape attitudes for social change. Learn how building empathy and developing characters can offer multiple perspectives on complex problems. Social change happens when listeners or viewers identify with messages delivered through a protagonist they identify with. Theatre artists and professional storytellers offer expertise about how to craft a story that develops empathy and delivers impact.
This engaging course through Michigan Online is a non-academic course that is designed to help you achieve the success that you desire.
Drawing on decades of scientific research, you will learn what the most successful people do differently than others, why IQ is not the most significant predictor of success (and can sometimes backfire), and why many commonly held beliefs hold people back from achieving their goals.
Join this Michigan Online non-academic course called the "Thrive in Trying Times Teach-Out", a free learning experience and global conversation to consider how positive practices might help you navigate this time of stress.
You will learn with experts from the Center for Positive Organization at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business about how you can create these conditions using specific, evidence-based practices from the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Throughout the TeachOut, experts will share concrete actions you can take, both as an individual and as family, an organization, and community.
Dive deeper into health and wellness with these options for learning about well-being in an academic course.
This toolkit was co-created by the Program for Intergroup Relations (IGR) and the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. It includes individual and group reflection activities that uncover the nuanced ways we arrive at our political perspectives.
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Want to learn how to think clearly about important financial decisions and improve your financial literacy? Finance for Everyone will showcase the beauty and power of finance.
This introductory finance course will be a gateway into the world of finance and will examine multiple applications to apply to your everyday life. Join us to better understand how to apply frameworks and tools to make smart financial choices.
Forming study groups can be difficult, especially during a remote semester. Don't worry - others feel this way, too, which has led to some great resources!
Here's a few new tools to help you find a group:
- UMich StudyBuddies uses a 60-second form to pair you with 4 others in your class who have similar study habits, interests, and club affiliations. You can fill it out for each one of your classes!
- You can also utilize their FindMyClassGroupMe site: simply type your class title into the search box, and then click to be taken to a GroupMe join link, where you can connect and chat with others in your class.
The Center for Campus Involvement can be your gateway to life beyond the classroom with Involvement Drop-Ins. Spend 30 minutes with a Peer Advisor to discuss different student organizations and involvement opportunities throughout campus.
Check out this guide from CAPS to find mental health tips tailored to first-year U-M students.
Explore jobs/internships, engage in on-campus recruiting opportunities, develop and track your goals and next steps, and identify events and workshops. Handshake is provided by the University Career Center.
Stay up to date with this events calendar to help you find amazing things to do at Michigan.
A list of healthy eating and body image resources compiled by UHS.