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Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday from 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 25 to 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.

From Apartments to Houses: Preparing to Rent in Ann Arbor as a Graduate Student

Resources and Tips for Moving to Ann Arbor

As a new graduate student, choosing which school you want to attend and accepting their offer is just the first of a series of decisions you need to make. I personally love moving and house/apartment hunting, but most people find it more stressful than fun. Since moving to Ann Arbor, I have navigated both the apartment and rental house markets. From this process, I have learned some tips and found resources that make moving much easier. In this post, I will detail a few pointers you should know before renting in Ann Arbor, as well as my three favorite websites for finding the perfect living arrangements.

First, what should you consider before apartment/house hunting?


The views expressed in this post are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Rackham Graduate School or the University of Michigan.

Open Letter to a New Grad Student

Dear New Grad Student,

Sorry I didn’t catch your name. We met a few months ago at a poster session during an internal symposium. Though my work is significantly outside your field, you showed an unfettered interest in my project. It didn’t surprise me when I asked if you were a grad student and you answered, “Uh… yeah, I guess” and informed me that you had graduated mere weeks prior to our conversation. I couldn’t help but smile as I remembered times when I too was a sponge for knowledge.

Do your best to hold on to that unbridled enthusiasm for as long as you can. Grad school will steal it from you if you let it. But grad school can also feed it.

5 Reasons to Attend Fall Welcome This Year

Every year, the Rackham Graduate School hosts its Fall Welcome. This year, Welcome will take place on Friday, September 1, from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Our agenda of events is as follows:

  • 1:00 to 2:00pm: Welcome Program (Rackham Auditorium)
  • 2:00 to 4:00pm: Information Fair (throughout Rackham)

Five Reasons to Register and Attend

Fall Welcome is a great way to start off your graduate career. Here are five great reasons to register and attend:

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