Current or visiting students looking for a high-quality and well-rounded summer experience at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus can now find detailed information on the admissions website.
The content includes links to course guides for spring, spring/summer, and summer terms; details on special summer campus programs; information on summer housing, financial aid and jobs; and a portfolio of Ann Arbor-area summer activities.
In the future, as new summer opportunities emerge, an even more robust website will reflect the full portfolio of summer experiences on the Ann Arbor campus.
Much of the summer information was previously available online but did not appear in a coordinated fashion. Consolidating the content will save students effort and lead to myriad benefits.
For example, understanding summer opportunities can help students stay on track for graduation or get ahead to graduate early; create the flexibility to double major, earn a minor, or study abroad during fall or winter terms; focus on courses that may be more difficult; lighten the fall or winter course load; or even ease the transition into college.
“With the strong and growing demand for a U-M education from undergraduate students, and our school and college interest in accommodating them, this website will provide the streamlined experience students need to best take advantage of all that we offer in summer,” said Kedra Ishop, vice provost for enrollment management.
“We are eager to use our plentiful summer capacity to meet student demand for a high-quality and distinguished undergraduate education.”
The new web content was recommended by the Summer Enrollment Task Force, chaired by Mika LaVaque-Manty, Arthur F. Thurnau professor, associate professor of political science, director of the Honors Program, and associate professor of philosophy in LSA.
The task force studied ways to leverage the university’s untapped capacity in summer to enhance undergraduate education.
Among Big Ten institutions, U-M’s summer enrollment rate appears to be the lowest as compared to fall term enrollment. One peer institution reports summer enrollment as high as half of its fall term rate.
Ann Arbor campus summer program directors who would like their opportunities listed on this website should email information to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.