Student Life

Students at a downtown restaurant

The World Comes to You

Ann Arbor is a unique community where myriad cultures converge to create a distinctive dynamic. It’s a great place to visit, and even better place to live. The city's reputation for comfortable living is backed by a variety of rankings and housing options.

The University not only attracts esteemed faculty from around the world, but also hosts a wide range of cultural events promoting local and visiting artists, musicians, writers and celebrities.

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Life Outside the Lab

As a PIBS student, you will have a life outside of the lab — and happily the U-M campus and Ann Arbor offer so much to explore.

You may also wish to refer to the Graduate School Blog, written by current graduate students across all disciplines.

Rackham Graduate School also provides valuable information for graduate student parents.

Student organization fair

Explore Student Organizations

Numerous student organizations within the University provide opportunities to become actively involved in campus issues or community outreach, and to connect with other students. PIBS-sponsored organizations specifically for students in the biomedical sciences include the Association of Multicultural Scientists, the Biomedical Alliance of Students in Health and the Differently Abled Student Association.

With more than 1,000 official student organizations on campus, you are sure to find a group that matches your interests, or sparks a new one!

Find a complete listing of U-M student clubs and organizations on Maize Pages.