Health & wellness

Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness

Need help?


Text the word HOME to 741741.

You don’t need to wait until whatever stress you’re facing becomes a crisis—and if it already is don’t wait another second. There is zero shame or stigma in reaching out.

Mental health & well being

Personal and academic concerns

Michigan Engineering C.A.R.E. Center is the first place you, as an engineering student, can go to get assistance to successfully navigate challenging circumstances, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Basic needs

The Office of Student Life has a Basic Needs website to help you get access to food, finance, healthcare, transportation and life essentials.  

Peer mentoring 

College is a big step, and sometimes you can benefit from having a peer mentor who knows the ins-and-outs of everything Michigan has to offer. Entering into a mentoring relationship with someone is a proud legacy at U-M, forging friendships and connections that last lifetimes.  

Speak out

  • If you have been harassed, threatened, or harmed.
  • If you are experiencing or notice a potential toxic culture in a lab, classroom, dorm or work


Silvercloud is a free, confidential, online, self-guided and interactive mental health resource.

Physical health

Using U-M’s exercise facilities for cardio, strength training or a game of basketball is time well spent. Just a short walk from most of your engineering classes is the North Campus Rec Building (NCRB), which offers free 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. access to weights, cardio machines, a pool and courts for volleyball, basketball, racquetball and more. 

Taking advantage of these numerous facilities at the University—from intramural sports to yoga classes at the North and Central Campus Rec Buildings—can help to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

Healthy eating/nutrition

Ann Arbor boasts some of the best food and restaurants around, and University dining is no exception. A wide range of menus gives you the chance to eat nutritious food every day of the week. 

students in east quad

Explore diverse dining options

  • Overview of Dining Options
  • Meal plans for the upcoming academic year
  • Menus throughout the University
  • Nutrition services