Visit us on campus

We’re excited to welcome you to campus for in-person tours. Come see us and find out what the University of Michigan and the College of Engineering have to offer.

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Hi, and welcome to the University of Michigan’s  College of Engineering. I’m Raul and I’ll be your tour leader today. I hope you’ll enjoy  the video we’ve created especially for you.  

Right now what we’re looking at is the Duderstadt  Center. The Duderstadt library is one of our more popular libraries here on North Campus  and is fondly referred to as The Dude.

It is open 24/7 throughout the year, which  means whether you like studying at 2 p.m. or 2 a.m., The Dude can be a great place for you.

There are so many more things to do than  just study in our libraries. For example, our Fabrication Studio is available where you’ll  be able to work on class and personal projects, and you’ll be able to use different  laser cutters, 3D printers and tools.  

We are now at the Bob and Betty Bester  Building. Right now our CS faculty and students in cyber security are working  to make our election systems more secure.  

This building is an excellent example of  demonstrating the progression of engineering.

At our entrance, we have a  very small piece of the ENIAC, one of the first digital computers ever  built. On the other side, we have a completely programmable staircase that  our students can explore and hack into.  

You can see art sculptures all over North Campus  and we love to showcase our students creativity and projects. This is believed to be the world’s  largest stationary, hand-solvable Rubik’s cube. 

It was imagined, designed  and built by two teams of engineering undergraduate students  over the course of three years.

Here are some examples of our classrooms.  We try to create a dynamic and interactive learning environment. Most of our classes are  recorded making it extremely easy for our students to review and study. You’ll be raising intriguing  questions in lecture and following discussions  with professors that have the potential to  transform into your own research projects.

What we’re looking at right now is the structures  lab. It’s one of our testing facilities.  

Our engineers use a combination  of the strong wall, floor, hydraulic pumping mechanisms and computerized  models to simulate real world conditions inside.

We have strong connections with industry here at  Michigan and the FXB atrium is a shining example.  

In 1965, NASA sent Gemini 4 into space which had  the first all-Michigan crew. One of our alumni was the first American to perform a spacewalk. A  few years later as part of the Apollo 15 mission an all-Michigan crew was the fourth team to land  on the moon. Next time you’re here on campus you’ll have a chance to see a small piece of  outer space in the form of our very own moon rock.

Right around the corner from the FXB we have  M-air, a 10,000 square foot, four-story netted scientific facility that enables the study of  autonomy and collaborative robotics in the wild, with emphasis on dealing with the  full range of Michigan weather.

This is the Ford Robotics Building. It’s the  home of Michigan Robotics. The 140,000 square  foot complex will house classrooms, offices, a  startup-style open collaboration area and tailored lab space for a variety of robotic technologies.  The building will include a three-story fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles, an outdoor  obstacle course for self-driving cars and  

dedicated space for rehabilitation and mobility  robots, such as prosthetics and exoskeletons.

And if that wasn’t enough for you, just down the  road we have Mcity, our own advanced mobility research center! Michigan created Mcity to realize  the potential for emerging mobility technologies.  

Our partners in industry, government  and academia are Mcity’s foundation and the reason it has become a leader  in connected and autonomous vehicles.

This is the Wilson Student Team Project  Center. It empowers student teams by providing a facility in which they  can experience hands-on development and fabrication. It allows members to use  a practical application of engineering.  

The Wilson Center provides groups with a unique  opportunity to interact with one another, share ideas and showcase their projects — like our Solar  Car team, M-Fly, Baja Racing and so many more.

We are now inside the Lurie  Nanofabrication Facility, where our researchers work on the  nanometer scale. If you’re wondering, one nanometer is about the length that your fingernails will grow in one second. The LNF is here to provide our faculty and students  access to advanced nanofabrication equipment.

The last thing I wanted to show you is our  electrical engineering and computer science building. Here we are creating the technology  that puts the smart into smart electronics and constantly pushes the boundaries of  research. One of our more recent projects showcases this very principle. This  is Michigan Micro Mote — M3 for short.  

M3 is the world’s smallest computer and has opened  the door to a completely new class of computing.

Thank you so much for watching! Whether you’re exploring the cutting edge  of research, solving giant Rubik’s cubes or just studying at The Dude, this is just  a small sample of what we have to offer.  

We hope to see you on campus soon!

05:23Go Blue!

Prospective undergraduate info session

You can learn more about our campus, programs, and facilities from the comfort of your own home. Check out the video above for a quick overview of our undergraduate experience.

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Admission questions? We’re here to help

Our admissions team is here and ready to help. You can schedule a virtual advising appointment for some one-on-one assistance or join a Zoom panel Q&A discussion.

Prospective graduate student department visits

Our departments invite selected prospective graduate students for an in-depth visit to campus to meet with faculty in their area of interest each February or March. These exclusive weekend visits give you a realistic perspective on what your graduate student career at Michigan will look like.

Many students say this experience was key in their eventual choice to study at Michigan. While you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Tour departments
  • Talk with faculty
  • Meet current graduate students
  • Talk to peers from across the country
  • Explore Ann Arbor

Travel & lodging: we have it covered

Once you have been invited and register online, you will receive all necessary travel information immediately after you submit your RSVP. This includes:

  • Travel agency for booking your free flight
  • Hotel information
  • Airport-to-campus shuttle service information

What to bring

  • The weather in Michigan in March can vary widely. Check the forecast and bring hats, gloves, a heavy coat and boots if necessary.
  • Casual clothes are appropriate for all visit activities, unless you’re otherwise notified by your department.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Engineering department visit tentative schedule


  • 3-7 pm: Arrival, registration (light snacks) and welcome social – DoubleTree by Hilton-Ann Arbor North
  • Evening: Individual department dinner and activities determined by department


  • 6:30-8:30 am: Breakfast – DoubleTree by Hilton-Ann Arbor North
  • Morning/Afternoon: Department events (faculty appointments, lab tours, meet with current graduate students, etc.) – U-M North Campus
  • Evening: Individual department dinner and activities determined by department


  • 9:30-11:00 am: Farewell breakfast
  • Noon-Onward: Activities for select departments
  • 12:00 pm-Onward: Depart for Detroit-Metro Airport

NOTE: A detailed schedule for the entire weekend will be emailed to you prior to your visit.

Buildings and labs

North campus is home to world-class laboratories and facilities. We’ve got a printable map (PDF) for you and an interactive map of the Ann Arbor campus. We also have a map for getting around Ann Arbor.