Campus Resources and Services

The University of Michigan and the School of Public Health provide a wealth of services that support undergraduate and graduate students in their personal and academic journeys, from cutting-edge library and learning spaces, to financial advising, family assistance, and computing resources.

University of Michigan Campus Resources

There are a number of resources available to students across the University of Michigan campus. Some of the most important include: 

Michigan Public Health Study Spaces

In addition to a large selection across campus, the School of Public Health buildings offer students plenty of comfortable, well-equipped study, work, and socializing spaces.  Lounges for private study, relaxation and quiet small group interaction are available in various parts of the building. Room 1627 is designated as a student area except when reserved for events. There are small-group alcoves and a large digital signboard that can be used for collaborative work by plugging in a computer.

The Crossroads lounge adjacent to room 2610 is another student study, relaxation, and collaboration area with a plug-and-play digital signboard. The JavaBlu Café is a popular gathering spot for relaxation, conversation and collaboration. Floors 3-7 in the School of Public Health Tower each have a public lounge area on the north end of the floor. Microwaves and refrigerators are available for staff, faculty, and student use. 

Students can also reserve spaces like conference rooms, study carrels and classrooms for studying, group meetings, and events.

*Due to COVID-19, some of these services have been adjusted. Please visit the Heights, our intranet, to find information about the University and School of Public Health's policies and protocols to keep our 

University Libraries

The University of Michigan Library is a system of 20 libraries that includes a graduate, an undergraduate, science, health science, and many other specialized libraries. With more than 11 million volumes, the University Library is the eighth largest academic library in North America and is considered one of the top research libraries in the United States. The University Library collections are represented in the library catalog, University of Michigan Library Catalog. Graduate students are eligible to borrow materials from all U-M libraries; they can also utilize the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service to obtain materials held by other lending institutions, and the 7-Fast document delivery service to have materials delivered (for free!) to their department mailbox or electronically as PDF files. 

The Taubman Health Sciences Library supports the research and curricular needs of the university's health sciences schools, including the School of Public Health, and is a popular study spot for Michigan Public Health students. Visit the library website for more information about library services available for graduate students.

Computing on Campus

General computing services are coordinated by the Information Technology Services (ITS) for all students, faculty, and staff. Additional computing services are provided by individual schools, colleges, and units. The University’s Information Technology Services provides students, faculty, and regular staff on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus with a Basic Computing Package at no charge, which includes an M+Google account (Google Mail, Calendar, Docs/Drive, Google+, Contacts, Sites, and more), an M+Box account with 50 GB of cloud file storage, and 400 pages of black and white laser printing (per term) in the Campus Computing Sites. ITS can assist students and staff with questions or problems by email or through an online service request.

MPrint is a web-based application that allows you to send documents to U-M printers from your personal computer or mobile device. MPrint accepts documents via upload or a variety of external services (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and MFile IFS/AFS) and will convert the document, if necessary, before submitting it for print.

Virtual Sites is a service that allows remote use of a Campus Computing Sites Windows computer and the licensed software on it from any personal computer. This service gives Windows users access to specialized software on an as-needed basis, and it gives Macintosh users a way to use Windows software from their Macintosh computer. The service can be used on or off the U-M campus.

The U-M Tech Shop provides sales, service and support of personal technology to University of Michigan students, faculty and staff. At the two full-service locations, in the Michigan Union on Central Campus and Pierpont Commons on North Campus, you can purchase hardware, software, and computer supplies at educational prices and access walk-up tech support, repair, and consulting for personal devices.

Financial Services

The university prepares a survey of bank fees and services to assist students with their banking decisions. The cost of attendance for graduate students is based on standard student budgets that the University’s Office of Financial Aid (OFA) establishes each year. Estimated costs are updated annually and details can be found on the OFA website.

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) administers federal, state and institutional financial aid programs, and assists students with budgeting. General financial counseling is available to students even if they are not currently receiving financial aid. Students apply through OFA for grants, loans, and Work-Study employment; most aid awards are based on demonstrated financial need. Visit the OFA website for resources and information related to all types of financial aid and other financial questions you may have.

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services manages student account billing and collection. There are many resources available on the website to assist students with managing and understanding the student bill. In addition, the office is responsible for posting tuition waivers based on your appointment as a GSRA (graduate student research assistant), GSI (graduate student instructor), or GSSA (graduate student staff assistant).

Teller Services

Teller Services works in conjunction with Student Financial Services to provide cash services to students, faculty, and staff. They accept payments from students, as well as provide disbursement services to students, faculty, and staff. Teller windows are available for full service student transactions: payments to student accounts, loan payments, and enrollment deposits. A student ID card and one additional piece of identification with signature are required for all transactions.

Emergency Financial Assistance

The University of Michigan offers several types of assistance for students experiencing an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, unforeseen expense while in school. Options include grants and short-term, interest-free loans. Information regarding the availability of emergency funding from a variety of sources is available on the Provost’s Office website.