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Living in Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor is consistently ranked among the best places to live in America. The city offers a diverse collection of cultural venues, quirky shops, recreational sites, and fine dining. The presence of the University of Michigan, which is spread throughout the city, creates a variety of unique opportunities to attend lectures, seminars, concerts and performances.

As a student at the University of Michigan, you will have a wealth of resources and activities at your fingertips. To learn more about life at U-M, visit the Campus Information Centers. This site will also provide you with more information about living in Ann Arbor, allow you to view campus maps, and help you to learn more about getting around town. The University also has a partnership with the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA), providing unlimited, free bus rides around town with the use of an MCard (student ID).

You will also enjoy access to the vast resources of the University Library system, which is consistently ranked as one of the best academic research libraries in the North America. Made up of 19 separate libraries, the University Library offers over 7 million print volumes and a vast digital collection. In addition to these print and digital collections, the University Library offers training on a variety of topics designed to help students succeed in their academic and teaching endeavors.

Getting to Know Ann Arbor

Becoming acclimated to your new place of residence can be just as important as adjusting to graduate school itself. Ann Arbor is an exciting place to live that offers something for everyone. Graduate students share their personal advice on what's unique about Ann Arbor, advice on how to get around Ann Arbor, living options, must-sees and must-dos in the area, and their favorite things about Ann Arbor.