Our goal is to strategically recruit and retain an incoming class of high achieving, motivated students that contribute to campus diversity and leadership by accurately and consistently promoting the value, benefits, and opportunities of the Michigan liberal arts education. We target select prospective students to encourage them to apply, and also admitted students to provide them the information they need to make their enrollment decision.

  • Recruitment: Student Recruitment collaborates with the departments by devising strategies to: recruit new first-year students in natural sciences, social sciences or humanities; increase the number of concentrators or minors in a particular department; and award merit and need-based scholarships.  We also work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, LSA Development, LSA Academic Advising, the Honors Program, Residential College, Michigan Telluride Association, and the other Michigan Learning Communities to share resources and meet our mutual goals.

  • Scholarships: First-year LSA students are automatically considered for a limited number of merit and need-based scholarships offered by the LSA Recruitment & Scholarship unit of the Dean's Office. Currently enrolled LSA students may apply for scholarships each year beginning in January. For details, see the Scholarship website:  http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/scholarships

  • Current programs: The Student Recruitment office operates programs and collaborates with other units to enhance recruitment and scholarship recipients' experiences on campus.  Here are a few:

    • Campus Day:  All UM admitted freshmen are invited to attend this one-day program with their parents to learn more about the University and help them to decide if UM is where they would like to attend college. The program is offered 25 times, January through April. LSA students also attend an information session featuring an overview of the College, a DVD featuring LSA students, and a panel of faculty and academic advisors.

    • Michigan Math & Science Scholars: coordinated centrally in the Mathematics department, high school students are invited to attend one or two 2-week on-campus summer programs. Students take one or two courses that involve field trips, research, lab work, computer modeling, and social activities. For details, visit the Michigan Math & Science Scholars website

    • Shipman & Bentley Scholarship weekends:  Students nominated for these two scholarships are invited to campus in March to meet faculty & current students, learn about the Honors & Residential College, and other academic opportunities in the College. The nominees also interview with the scholarship committee.

    • Bell Scholarship weekend: Student awardees are invited to campus in April to meet current Bell Scholars, faculty, and attend a Campus Day Session.

Undergraduate Student Recruitment contact: Susan Perreault


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