Big Sib Program

The Big Sib program is designed to help incoming graduate students during their first semester. Many of you will be coming from out of state or from outside the U.S., and some will even need to sign a lease for an apartment site unseen. We realize the process of finding an apartment and settling down in Ann Arbor is not easy, and we want to help you in any way we can.

This is where the Big Sib program can help. In this program you are paired with a current chemistry grad student who can help make your move to Ann Arbor less stressful and help you navigate your way through the first semester of grad school.

Participation in this program is voluntary, but encouraged. To sign up just click on the link below and fill in the appropriate information about yourself and how we can contact you. Please also give us an initial question or request that your big sib can address in his first communication with you.

Sign Up for the Big Sib Program


Registration with the GSC

Even if you don't want to participate in the Big Sib program, we ask that you register with us using the following link. By giving us a way to contact you over the summer we can keep you informed about events we are planning.

Register with GSC

If you have already signed up for the Big Sibs Program you do not need to register separately.



Graduate Student Council - Department of Chemistry - University of Michigan.
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