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Student Recruitment

Our mission is to increase access and advance student diversity, by recruiting high achieving, motivated first-year and transfer students to the nation’s preeminent public liberal arts college.


We target select prospective first-year and transfer students to encourage them to apply, and admitted students to provide them with the information they need to make their enrollment decision.  We work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, LSA DMC, LSA Academic Advising, the Honors Program, Residential College and the Michigan Learning Communities, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Office of New Student Programs, Center for Educational Outreach, and select non-profit educational programs to leverage resources and meet our mutual recruitment goals.

Current Programs

The Student Recruitment office hosts programs and collaborates with other units to enhance prospective and new students’ LSA experience. Here are a few examples:

Summer Programs
We encourage high school students to participate in U-M summer programs to gain exposure to the university, Ann Arbor, and different fields of study. In particular, we partner with the Michigan Math & Science Scholars program, Earth CampTelluride Association Sophomore Seminars, and the Telluride Association Summer Program.

Transfer Tuesdays
Coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, students interested in learning more about transferring to the University are invited to register for Transfer Tuesdays, held monthly. Transfer Tuesdays provide opportunities to learn about financial aid, credit transfers, and admissions requirements. Students meet with admissions counselors, credit evaluators, and LSA academic advisors.

Campus Day
All U-M admitted first-year students are invited to attend this one-day program with their parents to learn more about the University and help them to decide if U-M is where they would like to attend college. The program is offered over 20 times, January through April. LSA admits attend a multimedia presentation to learn more about LSA, followed by opportunities to visit Honors, Residential College, the Michigan Learning Communities, Science Learning Center, Language Resource Center, Comprehensive Studies Program, or observe a class.

Transfer Webinars
We host webinars for admitted transfer students to provide additional information and answer questions prior to Transfer Orientation. 

Advising Call In
Admitted first-year students may call in on Wednesday nights in April to speak with an LSA academic advisor prior to making their enrollment decision on May 1.

Undergraduate Laptop Loan Program
To help bridge the digital divide and improve recruitment and retention, select admitted students with financial need are loaned a new laptop to use during their undergraduate career. 

Faculty Call Out
LSA faculty call select admitted underrepresented students to talk with them about their academic field and answer questions. 

Undergraduate Student Recruitment contacts: Frances Acevedo-Mariani (first-year students), Michael HartmanKristin Heinrich, and Nick Turinsky (transfers),  Susan Perreault (director).