New Student Information

Welcome 2013 Cohort! Sociology’s New Student Orientation will be Thursday, August 29th, at 10:00 a.m. in 4147 LSA Building. There will be a short informational session followed by lunch with faculty and current students. 

Also, the Rackham Graduate School invites you to attend the Graduate Student Fall Welcome and Information Fair on Friday, August 30th, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

We’re looking forward to all of you joining our program this fall, and in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

        Graduate Program Coordinator: Thea Bude or (734) 647-4428

        Graduate Program Assistant: Victoria Horvath or (734) 647-6895

        Graduate Program Director: Sarah Burgard or (734) 615-9538


Program information and events such as degree requirements, workshop descriptions, and our Grad School and Beyond series are accessible on the menu located at the top, right of this page. 

The Rackham Graduate School website has extensive resources on adjusting to life as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. We encourage you to spend some time on their website:

General information and resources:

Office of the Registrar - Academic Calender and Schedule of Classes

Benefits Office - Health Care
For recipients of GradCare, an email notifying you of enrollment is sent to your email account.

Benefits-eligible fellowship students will default to GradCare and Dental Option 1, single person coverage. Through Wolverine Access, students may add dependents, waive coverage, and elect Legal and Vision within 30 days. After elections are submitted, a Confirmation Statement for verification of enrollment will be displayed. Students will also receive a follow-up confirmation by email following submission. Students should contact the insurance vendor to report their primary care physician (PCP).

Enrollment information is sent to the insurance vendor each Monday. Medical insurance identification cards are produced and sent within one to two business days after the enrollment is processed by the insurance vendor. Questions? Students should contact the HR/Payroll Service Center: 734-615-2000.

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