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, and writers.

A crowd dressed in maize and blue

Life Outside the Lab

As a PIBS student, you will have a life outside of the lab — and luckily, 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

PIBS students have founded or are deeply involved in over 15 student organizations focusing on diversity, equity, & inclusion, K-12 education, professional development, science communication, and more. These organizations are a great way to become actively involved in campus issues or community outreach and to connect with other students who may have similar interests. 

In addition, with more than 1,000 official student organizations on campus at the University of Michigan, you are sure to find a group that matches your interests that may be beyond our PIBS-associated student groups. Find a complete listing of U-M student clubs and organizations on Maize Pages.

For more detailed information on life in Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine, visit the Go Blue Guide