Guides

For New and Prospective Students, Trainees & Postdocs

Diners in a courtyard in the Kerrytown neighborhood of Ann Arbor

Whether you or your loved ones are visiting or you need a place to stay while more permanent housing becomes available, you have choices in Ann Arbor. Check out this guide for ideas.

Friends chat on a bench on the medical campus

Whether you’re focused on finding the best place to live that will reduce your bus commute, or you’re curious about interest groups at U-M — or you just want some insider tips on uniquely Ann Arbor places to explore! — this guide will help.

Aerial view of Michigan Medical Campus with fall foliage

Along with meeting the people who will support you and understanding the vast opportunities available, seeing the place you will train is important too. While it can’t replace visits or tours, this guide will give you a glimpse into some of our many clinical, educational and research facilities.

Medical student moms pose with their children

Whether you plan to arrive with a partner, kids, or all of the above, Ann Arbor is the place for you. Michigan Medicine and our family-friendly city are packed with resources to help you get settled and ready to take on your new adventure together.

Students chat in front of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Whether you’re excited, nervous, or somewhere in between, this guide will provide a few useful tips on navigating your first few days in Ann Arbor. As always, reach out to your program or advisor for support and with questions.

A campus yoga class

At Michigan, we’re here to support you. That means nourishing your personal well-being and bolstering your academic and professional success. Use this guide to find the resources available to you as a member of the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine communities.