University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Visit Report by TwistedxKiss
Visit to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in March 2009 by TwistedxKiss(Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since July 21 2009 with 2290 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - SEVERAL information sessions. They were very informative, however if you have already done your research you may not find anything new.
Campus Tour: Yes - I had a wonderful campus tour that included going inside many of the buildings we would be in for classes, and we got to see inside a dormitory. MUCH better than the tour at orientation.
Classroom Visit: Yes
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
I went to the Campus Day program for admitted students. I was a transferring junior and there were a few of us, but it was mostly freshmen. The day began with a few informational sessions in a gorgeous ballroom with coffee, and then the students and parents split up-- students heard more about academics and athletics, and parents heard more about financing college. Then we went on a walking tour of campus, that included all the wonderful legends of U of M as well as quite a few jokes. My tour guide was awesome and very approachable, at the lunch break my parents drilled her about why, as a New Yorker, she attended Michigan over NYU and she had lots of wonderful insight about what Michigan has to offer. It was very informative, sold my parents on UM, and made me very excited to be attending in the Fall.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We didn't stay in a hotel, but the University recommends a few. Anything CLOSE is good, you have to do a LOT of walking as your only parking options are going to be the city structures.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Don't bring anybody who can't walk all day. We parked at the Maynard street city lot, which I think is most convenient if your program starts at the Union, but the Forest St. lot will do, t