"The program gave me some of my best friends, a completely singular first year English experience and the writing ability and encouragement to win both a Hopwood and the Caldwell Poetry prizes! LSWA did so much more for me than I could have anticipated."
"The friends I made in LSWA are some of the most incredible people I've ever met in my life. Although we were all joined together by a common love for writing and the arts, I really enjoyed getting to know fellow classmates inside and out of Alice Lloyd. Furthermore, the faculty and teachers I interacted with were incredibly inspiring and helped me reach goals I never thought were possible."
"I think it was really cool that everyone else around me from the students to the faculty was interested in the arts in the same way that I was. Our communities were centered around supporting and promoting each other through various events and opportunities that I never thought would be possible."
"When I first came to the U of M I thought I had to fit the mold of a perfect student with the perfect major. LHSP allowed me to see that I could do all my science-y stuff and my artsy stuff together, which eventually helped me realize that I wanted to bring diversity to the arts and mentor young students."
"I came into LHSP as a Residential Advisor (RA) my junior year, and they made quick work of making me feel at home. I have loved being a part of this community, sharing my art and growing in my art with the students around me. I am sad to be leaving this year, but the memories and friends that I made through LHSP will stick with me after I graduate."
"Even though University of Michigan is not far from where I grew up, college was still a huge transition for me. LHSP truly became my home away from home, a space that encouraged growth with other artists and writers. I would highly recommend it, as my college experience would not have been the same without!"
"LHSP is a great way to adjust to college and make friends in a close knit community. Its focus on arts is great for artists and non-artists alike who want to add more breadth to their college experience."
"I really valued the personable connections between my instructors and the friendships that lasted beyond the classroom. Above all, I gained a strong support system from the tight-knit community."