Useful Links

Academic Resources
New Resident Packet (.doc)
Uniquely Michigan



View ads of apartments for rent, students looking for roommates, and available subleases using the Off-Campus Housing Program within the University of Michigan Community. You can search against gender, smoking preference, rent, and many other criteria.

Alternatively, there are a number of additional resources available to help your housing search. Additional housing links are listed below:

Alternatively, there are a number of additional resources available to help your housing search. Additional housing links are listed below:

Ann Arbor websites:
A2Z Guide
The City of Ann Arbor

General Housing Information:
Chemistry Grad Student Housing Feedback Forum
Campus Housing
Off-Campus Housing Program
The Inter-Cooperative Council
Ann Arbor Tenants Union

Apartment Search Sites:
Apartment LINKS

Telephone: SBC Ameritech 800-445-9494
Electricity: DTE Energy 800-477-4747 7
Cable: Comcast 734-973-2266
Water: Ann Arbor Water Dept. (City Hall)
734-994 2666
Trash/Recycling: Ann Arbor Solid Waste Dept. (City Hall) 734-994-2807



The University Bus System
The Ann Arbor Transit Authority: TheRide
Parking on campus: Parking Services

Detroit Metro (DTW) is the closest airport (it's about 30 min. east of Ann Arbor on I-94). The Toledo airport (TOL) is actually rather close too (about 60 min. south of Ann Arbor off US-23). Some flights into TOL can be cheaper than DTW.

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW): website



Click here for details on getting paid, taxes, etc.

Most graduate students are eligible for student loans. Visit the Office of Financial Aid (2011 Student Activities building) or the website for more info: OFA

The University of Michigan Credit Union
TCF Bank
Key Bank



Grocery Stores

2375 Ellsworth Rd. (east of Carpenter Rd.)
2020 Green Rd.
2240 S. Main St.

Farmer Jack:
Washtenaw (east of US-23, just past Golfside)

3615 Washtenaw (in Arborland Mall)

3200 Carpenter Rd. (between Packard and Ellsworth)
2502 Packard Rd. (near Stone School Rd.)
1919 S. Industrial Hwy (just off E. Stadium)
2641 Plymouth Rd. (near Huron Pkwy)
400 S. Maple

(see below in General Shopping)

Specialty Grocery Stores

Whole Foods Market:
3135 Washtenaw
--large new store with organic foods, meat and bakery counters, bulk dry foods, prepared dishes and hot and cold salad bar

Trader Joe's:
2398 E. Stadium Blvd. (near Washtenaw)
--organic foods, great meat/bakery counters, bulk dry foods

Ann Arbor Farmer's Market:
315 Detroit St. (Kerrytown district, off N. Main St.)
--every Wed. and Sat. 7am - 3pm (Sat. only Jan 1st - April 30th) local farmers sell fresh produce, baked goods, and plants. Recommended! Click here for more info.--there's a link to the market on the site.

People's Food Co-op (website):
N. Fourth St.
Natural foods

Bombay Grocery:
corner of Platt Rd. and Packard Rd.
Indian and Pakistani food

Tsai Grocery:
3115 Oak Valley Dr. (off Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.)
Asian food

Thai-Laos Grocery:
3240 Packard Rd. (near Platt Rd.)

General Shopping

Briarwood Mall:
off Eisenhower (near State St.)
--A couple of dept. stores, several clothing stores, etc.

Arborland Mall:
Washtenaw (near US-23)
--Old Navy, OfficeMax, Toys-R-Us, Border's, Circuit City, DSW, etc.

Carpenter Rd. (between Packard and Ellsworth)
off Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (south of Eisenhower)

Wal-Mart: Ellsworth Rd. (east of Carpenter Rd.)

215 N. Maple (near W. Stadium)
3100 Washtenaw (east of US-23, corner of Golfside Rd.)

3825 Carpenter Rd. (between Packard and Ellsworth)
3145 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (south of Eisenhower)
5645 Jackson Rd.
(note: Meijer stores are open 24 hrs. and include a full grocery store)

Sam's Club:
5450 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti



U of M Events Website

U of M Rec Sports

Yost Ice Arena Public Skating

Michigan Live
Local events, movie times, news, sports, etc.

U of M Museums, Observatories, and Planetariums

Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum

Ann Arbor City Parks (147 of them!)

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Nichols Arboretum

Movie Theaters:
Showcase Cinemas
(Carpenter Rd. near Ellsworth): newly removated

Quality 16 (Jackson Rd. past I-94): all stadium seating, student discount

Briarwood Dollar Theater (Briarwood Mall): second run movies (cheap!!)

Michigan Theater (Liberty): incl. artsy movies, cool organ music

State Theater (State St.): incl. artsy movies

Local Movie Listings:
Yahoo Movies

Health and Well-Being

Resources for Students with Parenting Responsibilities

Resouces for Health and Well-Being
Physical health, mental health, etc.

University of Michigan Health Insurance (an HMO).

An affordable dental care option

U of M Graduate LGBT Organization


Department of State Driver & Vehicle Page
Info. on Michigan driver's licenses, vehicle registration, etc. You can take care of these at the Secretary of State office:

West Side Office: 353 N. Maple Rd. 734-665-0627
Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm, except Wed: 11am - 7pm

East Side Office: 2720 Washtenaw 734-528-0923
Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm, except Wed: 11am - 7pm

Post Offices
Main US Post Office (2075 W. Stadium) 734-665-1100
Open Mon - Fri, 7:30am - 5:00pm, Sat: 10:00am - 1:00pm

US Post Office (200 E. Liberty) 734-665-1112
Open Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm

US Post Office (1214 S. University) 734-665-1117
Open Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm

US Post Office (3000 Green Rd.) 734-665-1118
Open Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm



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