Campus Visitor Guide
The Michigan Union
President Mark S. Schlissel
“Two hundred years ago, the University of Michigan was an ambitious experiment, a novel and noble idea for higher education in America. Now, two centuries later, we will celebrate our bicentennial and honor our legacy as a university that shaped American higher education.”
I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Michigan. This year, we are celebrating our 200th birthday. Our bicentennial gives us the opportunity to honor our outstanding academic traditions and participate in innovative initiatives that seek to extend U-M’s leadership in education and research into our third century.
As one of the nation’s first public universities, we take very seriously our responsibility to serve society. My main objective as president is to position the University of Michigan for perpetual excellence and public impact in research, education, performance, patient care, service, and creative work, and promote a campus climate that is inclusive and welcoming to the diverse community we serve.
Here at U-M, students study and work with faculty who conduct research that addresses major societal issues and produce scholarship and creative work that promotes understanding and enriches the human experience. To assure that a U-M education remains affordable to all those who are talented and willing to work hard, we have increased financial aid by double-digit percentages nine out of the last ten years. We seek to build a diverse community in which everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.
Thank you for visiting the University of Michigan. I hope you enjoy your time on campus, and I invite you to learn more:
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