Welcome to The Vector Newsletter: Admitted Student Edition!

This newsletter is sent to students who have been admitted to the University of Michigan School of Public Health. We know that there is a lot to think about as you consider graduate school. You can expect to receive The Vector every couple of weeks, and we hope it will serve as a one-stop shop for helpful resources, important dates, and reminders. Our admitted student webpage is another great resource.

The Vector is composed by Michigan Public Health’s Office for Student Engagement and Practice (OSEP). You may have interacted with the OSEP team as a prospective student. OSEP also manages many current student support services including student life and academic support.
Why Choose Michigan Public Health
The University of Michigan School of Public Health is among the top schools of public health in the country. Beyond that, there are many reasons why Michigan Public Health may be right for you.
  • The University of Michigan is highly respected for its excellent graduate programs. The university is composed of 19 schools and colleges and 275+ degree programs. 110 University of Michigan graduate programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report in 2021. 
  • You will join a community of support. University of Michigan students come from all 50 states and 139 countries. The university has one of the largest alumni networks in the world - more than 640,000 and growing. You will have the unique opportunity to join a community of more than 17,000 alumni from the School of Public Health alone. Plus, with more than 1600 student organizations at the university and more than 40 embedding in Michigan Public Health, there is a place for everyone to connect with others based on your interests and identities.
  • Big things are happening here. The University of Michigan is #2 in research volume among U.S. public research universities. In 2021, the university had $1.58 billion in total research expenditures, 1949 new research awards, and 502 new inventions.
  • Ann Arbor is a great place to live. In 2019, Ann Arbor was ranked #1 in small college towns in America. With its unique blend of environments, experiences, and opportunities, we believe that the city of Ann Arbor has a lot to offer to students starting a new chapter in their academic journeys. Ann Arbor truly has something for everyone and consistently ranks among the country's best places to live.
  • You will be prepared for your future in public health. 97% of Michigan Public Health graduates are employed or pursuing an advanced degree. Our alumni drive positive change in nonprofit organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, universities, research, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and local and national government agencies. They chose Michigan because like you, they were seeking careers focused on service, compassion, and achievement. Learn more about career outcomes.
Follow-Up and Recording from the School of Public Health Admitted Student Welcome
For those who were able to attend the University of Michigan School of Public Health Admitted Student Welcome on Friday, March 11, thank you for your time and engagement. If you were unable to attend, the recording is available here and on our Admitted Student Webpage.
We'd appreciate your feedback!
If you attended Friday’s session, please help us understand your experience by completing a brief survey. This should only take a few minutes. Your thoughts and opinions are invaluable as we strive to create the best possible experience. Be assured that all answers you provide will be kept confidential.
Join sessions with your admitted department or program
As a reminder, all of our admitting departments and programs are also hosting events as part of our Admitted Graduate Student Experience. The remainder of the upcoming events are outlined below. There is still time to register if you have not done so already.

For questions related to the virtual session hosted by your admitting department or program, please email your Program Coordinator.
More Opportunities for Admitted Students

Join additional upcoming virtual sessions to learn more about life as a student at Michigan Public Health. Questions regarding these initiatives can be directed to the Recruitment and Admissions Team.

  • Supporting Michigan First Gens: Blazing Your Own Trail
  • Tuesday, March 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET | Register Here
  • Admitted International Students: Your Journey Starts Here
  • Friday, March 18 from 11:00 am - Noon ET | Register Here
  • Your Journey Begins Here: A current student perspective on life at Michigan Public Health
  • Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm ET | Register Here
  • Health Disparities in Youth Gun Violence: Multilevel School Climate Intervention | Friday, April 1 from 11:00am - Noon ET | Register Here
  • Featuring Justin Heinze, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Let us introduce you to a current student! 
Sign up today to be matched with a Michigan Public Health current student via email. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn first hand about the experience and passion our community has for making the world a better place.
Getting to Know Ann Arbor

Housing in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor offers many housing options both on and off campus in a variety of price ranges and locations. Housing openings occur year-round, but many openings occur April through August in alignment with the academic calendar. Here are some resources to help you get started:
Navigating Ann Arbor
One of the benefits of living in Ann Arbor is that there are so many options for transportation. Whether you want to fly, drive, ride, or walk, you will have choices. The university’s 13 bus routes are free to the general public and operate daily in and around campus. Ann Arbor city buses—known as The Ride—provide local public transit for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, and are free for students with your student ID. Ann Arbor is a bike-friendly city with more than 87 miles of bike lanes. You can also get around town using ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber, and electric Spin scooters. Students also enjoy a Zipcar discount.
We Are Michigan Public Health
Get to know our current students through Instagram Takeovers!

Dive into a day in the life of a student at Michigan Public Health. Our Instagram page features takeovers by students in all departments and programs so that you can see what it will be like when you arrive at Michigan Public Health. Keep a lookout for new takeovers and ask questions during their Q&A, or see all of our recent takeovers on our Instagram page.
Resources at Michigan Public Health

The University of Michigan and the School of Public Health have a wide variety of support services and resources available to help students thrive in all aspects of your academic and personal lives. Our staff is here to help you learn about these resources and understand how to access them when needed. 
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS strives to foster the psychological development and emotional well-being of students across the University of Michigan campus. The School of Public Health has a CAPS Embedded Counselor, Meaghan Narula, who offers one-on-one sessions by appointment and hosts various wellness workshops for Public Health students.
Student Experience

Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST)

Students at Michigan Public Health have many opportunities to get involved in communities and build up their public health skills in real world settings. One of those opportunities is to become involved in PHAST: the Public Health Action Support Team. Established in 2005, PHAST deploys Michigan Public Health graduate students to health organizations and non-profit organizations throughout Michigan, nationally, and globally to assist with various public health projects.

Using a surge capacity and service learning model, students deploy for practical experiential learning opportunities that ground and enhance classroom learning while addressing emerging public health challenges. PHAST also offers a suite of community service, workshop, speaker, and training opportunities. These opportunities provide fertile training ground for our students to develop their skills as thoughtful listeners, partners, and practitioners.
Share the Good News!

Share your excitement for having ben admitted to Michigan Public Health with new GIFS and images for admitted students. Then follow Michigan Public Health on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and celebrate your acceptance with us by using #UMichSPH!
We're Here to Help

We hope you have found this information to be helpful. If you have questions, our Recruitment and Admissions Team can be reached at sph-inquiries@umich.edu at any time to help you navigate the steps to pursue a degree from Michigan Public Health.
In addition, the Program Coordinator from your admitting department/program is also here to support you throughout the process.

Did you miss a previous issue of The Vector: Admitted Student Edition? No problem! Catch up on the previous version below.
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