Living in Ann Arbor
Contrary to the popular belief of many students, there is more to Ann Arbor than just the University. With about 115,000 residents, Ann Arbor combines big city excitement with small town charm. Many of the recreational and educational facilities provided by the city are described in detail in sections that follow. Ann Arbor has a lot to offer, and you are encouraged to get off campus and explore the city.
A source of general information is the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 120 W. Huron St. (734-995-7281). Several publications can also provide more information about Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Observer is a monthly magazine with feature stories and a comprehensive events listing. Annarbor.com offers news, blogs, and discussion forums, combining the proud tradition of local journalism with a commitment to building an online community.
Housing Information Office, off-campus housing, tenant rights and responsibilities, utility providers
Movie theaters, performance venues
Local museums, galleries, libraries
University of Michigan athletics, recreational sports, outdoor recreation options, opportunities to keep in shape
Shopping centers, grocery stores, textbook outlets, computers, computer repair
U-M parking and transportation services, cars and driver’s licenses, child safety seat laws, motorcycles, bicycles, local buses, University bus system, long-distance bus service, taxicabs, trains, air travel, transportation to and from airport
Safety tips, U-M Department of Public Safety, nighttime transportation, preventing sexual assault