Frequently Asked Questions
- *Where will I be staying?
be housed at University
Tower apartments, located at 536 S. Forest
Avenue, Ann Arbor. These are four-person, two-bedroom apartments
located on campus. These apartments come furnished with beds,
dressers, sofas, desks, tables, lamps, chairs, carpeting, window
coverings, stoves and refrigerators.
will need to supply your bedding (comforter, set of sheets, pillow),
bath linens, dishes, pots and pans, and kitchen utensils.
Other amenities offered by this location include air conditioning,
an in-house fitness center, big screen TV lounge, outdoor swimming
pool, and weekly continental breakfasts.
there is a wireless study lounge on site, the program will provide
each apartment with internet access.
- *What kind of clothing should I
Summer weather in Michigan can range
from 50 to 98 degrees F (10-35 C); from rainy and very humid to very
sunny and dry. We recommend that you bring clothing that can be layered.
At the end of the summer, you will be asked to either give an oral
presentation of your summer research, or present a poster at
a regional REU symposium (we are hosting this year; also in attendance
will be Notre Dame and Hope Universities, and our REU students
in Beijing, via Skype). We ask that you bring one “business
attire” outfit to wear at this event. And, don’t
forget your bathing suit for the pool!
- Can I mail things ahead of time?
However: do not mail
packages in advance to University Towers!
You may send your packages to the following
Address to your name
c/o Angie Cox
University of Michigan
930 North University Avenue
Arbor, MI 48109-1055
- Who will I meet?
The UM campus is a pleasant environment in a small and safe
US town, Ann Arbor, Michigan. During the summer, there are many faculty
members and students who are on campus. Many of the students are part
of other summer undergraduate research programs.
- How will I get around the Campus and Ann
Check out the links! We have an exceptionally walkable campus,
a good campus and town bus system, and we're reasonably bike-friendly.
There will probably be more than a few people you know with
cars (although in general, parking is such an expensive pain
in the neck that we do not encourage it).
- Where can I buy supplies?
Central campus is located in the middle of tons of shops.
Local book and supply stores (State Street and S. University) offer
office supplies. Within 15 minutes driving time from campus, there
are: 2 Meijer (groceries, household, clothing), 1 major mall with anchor
stores, and 3 Kroger (groceries), a Target, and a Big K-Mart. The Meijer
stores and the mall are on the local bus route. There are also a couple
of high end grocery stores in town (Whole Foods and Trader Joes) as
well as a farmer's marker on the weekends.
- Is there someone I can e-mail with my
Hey, questions are at the heart of science. And if yours are about
the U of M REU Program, we can answer them.
See the contact information at the bottom of the page!