Welcome to the University of Michigan, the #1 public research institution in the U.S.
By joining SEAS, you will enjoy all the benefits of our small community within this world-class university. You will have access to the entire range of U-M’s resources— academic support offices, labs, libraries, courses, programs, extracurricular activities, and much more.
The National Science Foundation ranks U-M as the nation's #1 public research university. U-M is ranked the #4 public university in the United States by U.S. News.
The University of Michigan’s alumni network is one of the largest in the world with 580,000+ members. UM Alumni include one US President, two dozen governors, three Supreme Court Justices, and eight Nobel Laureates.
SEAS is located in the Samuel Trask Dana building, which was Gold Leed Certified by the US Green Building Council in 2005. It was the first major renovation of an academic building to receive such a high rating for sustainable construction in Michigan and among the first in the nation.
For the programs ranked each year by U.S. News and World Report in America's Best Graduate Schools—business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing—U-M has top-15 rankings in all six categories.
Hundreds of student organizations enrich your experience outside of the classroom. The most popular among SEAS students are listed below. Visit Maize Pages for a full student org directory.
- SEAS Student Government
- PGMENT (People of the Global Majority for the Environment)
- American Society of Landscape Architects student chapter
- Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)
- Students of Color at Rackham (SCOR)
- Sustainability Without Borders
- Michigan Backpacking Club
- Society of Les Voyageurs
- Student Sustainability Coalition
- Art and Environment student group
- BLUElab (Better Living Using Engineering Laboratory)
- Ross Net Impact
HEALTH + FITNESS
As an enrolled SEAS student, you’ll have automatic access to the university’s wide array of fitness centers and intramural activities, in addition to physical and mental health services.
- Central Campus Recreation Building
- Intramural sports
- Recreational Sports
- Student Life Get Active website
- University Health Center
- Counseling and Psychological Services
If outdoor recreation is more your speed, the Huron River runs through Ann Arbor and it is an ideal spot for kayaking, canoeing, and enjoying the trails along the banks by bike or by foot. Many other rivers and forests as well as 147 city parks of all shapes and sizes can be found in the area.
From classic rivalries to football games at the Big House with more than 100,000 screaming fans, Michigan Athletics are undoubtedly the most spirited in the country. And don't just take our word for it. Forbes magazine has repeatedly named Ann Arbor the No. 1 college sports town in the United States. For a regular fix on Maize and Blue sports news and scores, bookmark mgoblue.com.
Ranked the #1 most educated city in America by Forbes magazine, Ann Arbor and the university community are safe, friendly, and accessible.
Within walking distance of the Dana Building is the newly renovated University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. You can explore the interactive exhibits or join a viewing of the night sky in the planetarium.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory offers beautiful green scenery even during cold Michigan winters. In the summer, it has outdoor gardens and walking trails that you can explore. Closer to campus, you can find the Nichols Arboretum with it’s beautiful peony garden.
Recognized as a national art center, you’ll find cultural and intellectual events such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Capitol Steps brought to campus by the University Musical Society. The University of Michigan Museum of Art displays rotating exhibits that visit campus. Nationally acclaimed events like the Ann Arbor Art Fair draw nearly half a million visitors every year. Ann Arbor also boasts a bustling and varied nightlife with restaurants, bars, cafes, and entertainment venues for every taste and temperament. With 120,000 permanent residents, there are things to do year round.