Let's celebrate! We invite you to join us on April 17th for Rackham Signing Day, a special day to mark your decision to attend U-M. Together with other new master's and doctoral students around the world, declare #IChoseUMich on social media.
You belong here in the diverse community of Rackham graduate students and alumni.
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.
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.
This event is not to be missed! Meet fellow incoming grad students and Rackham staff, and learn about the many ways U-M supports and engages you.
Learn about the people, offices, and tools that can help you thrive academically and stand out professionally.
Where to get help with challenges or problems either academically or in your personal life if the need arises.
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.
“I feel very well supported here - tremendously so, from day one. That social support and professional guidance has been invaluable to me and made my life a lot easier. Work is hard and the support is here.”
“I’m so impressed with the resources available here at U-M. I tell prospective grad students that you can’t underestimate the importance of the broader resources at U-M and how great they are. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Ph.D. student.”
“I encourage grad students to get out there ... definitely on weekends, afternoons, and whenever you get a chance, go to see the astronomy show at Angell Hall, attend UMix and find lectures to attend. That is the Michigan difference.”
“I love it here. The foundation for research is amazing. If I want to analyze a sample with instruments, we have everything I could need. We have so many talented professors to work with.”
“Grad school has been a good experience. My colleagues are supportive, I have good relationships with my advisors, and Ann Arbor is a good place to be.”
“It is wonderful to be surrounded by people who understand what you want to do … I’m grateful to be a graduate student here. I’ve got a team in my corner who will advocate for me.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out your options for bikes, buses, and cars around town and on campus, as well as transportation to take you to and from Ann Arbor.
Planning to live in University housing, in a co-op, or a rental off campus? See resources to help you find a place to call home while you study here.
Here’s an overview of nearby hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers, and information on healthcare insurance options and more.
An easy guide to some of the area’s grocery stores and places to get those international food items you’re craving.
An introductory guide to music, art fairs, performance venues, film festivals, cinemas, museums, and libraries fun for children and grown-ups alike.
U-M and the City of Ann Arbor have countless ways to help you stay active and fit, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, in groups or on your own.
A starting place to find work opportunities and to understand your benefits as a graduate student employee.
Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: schedule to be determined
Location: Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor
Don’t miss our Fall Welcome and Information Fair! This is your chance to connect with other new incoming graduate students and Rackham staff and learn about the many ways in which the University can support you during graduate school.
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.
Everyone has a different story and journey on their way through graduate school. Read about other grad student stories on the Rackham blog.
Check out our events calendar for upcoming social events, networking opportunities, and professional development workshops.
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