Do I need to have prior research experience to be in MRADS?
No!! We are an introductory research program and strongly encourage students to apply if they have not done research before.
If I wanted to room with someone in particular, do we both have to apply to MRADS and get accepted?
MRADS does not honor roommate requests and randomly assign roommates regardless of individual preference. Our mission emphasizes affirmation of diversity and mutual respect; therefore, we encourage
students to step out of their comfort zones and live with people they have not yet met. Further, it is possible for one roommate to be admitted to MRADS and the other declined. Should one roommate accept their place in MRADS, the other person will not be placed with that student. Additionally, if two students request each other as roommates and are both accepted to MRADS, they will still be randomly assigned.
How and when do I apply to MRADS?
Students will receive access to their online Housing application (starting in the Spring) after matriculating to the University. Students must submit their UM Enrollment Deposit in order to receive this access. The Housing application contains a section where you can apply to learning communities. Simply select MRADS on the application to submit the essay questions for our program.
I’m coming to Campus Day but can’t make your tour time. Can I still check out the program during my visit?
Yes! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date of your visit and the time you would like a tour. We will work with you to set you up with one of our awesome recruitment team members for a tour.
What’s the difference between MRADS and UROP? Can I participate in both?
MRADS is the residential affiliate of UROP. This means that all MRADS students are considered a part of the UROP community and program. MRADS students are required to live together, enroll in ALA 104: Introduction to Research, and attend biweekly Wednesday night events. UROP students do not live together and take bi-weekly research seminars on Tuesdays hosted by upperclassmen peer facilitators. Students interested in doing research are encouraged to apply to both programs, but ultimately can only participate in one during their first year.
Do I have to be in LSA to apply to MRADS?
No! MRADS accepts students from all colleges and programs.
Do students live in Mosher Jordan Hall for their first year or first two years?
MRADS is a first-year program, so housing is only guaranteed for the first year. The exception is that MRADS selects 35-42 students annually to become sophomore leaders. These students will then stay in Mosher Jordan for their second year.
Can I be in the Honors program and also MRADS?
Yes! However, you must live in MRADS housing and not Honors housing if you elect to participate in both programs.
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