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Cultural Opportunities

Arts at Michigan introduces students to the University’s rich performing arts heritage. Arts at Michigan offers programs and activities to actively engage undergraduate students in the arts. Popular programs include “Passport to the Arts,” “Art Outta Town,” and “Artscapade.” Students (and parents) can also sign up for an e-mail newsletter about campus arts events.

Students will also want to take advantage of the University Musical Society, which brings world-renowned artists and performers to Ann Arbor each year, and enjoy the performances at the U-M’s own School of Music, Theatre and Dance, which offers numerous student productions during the school year. Students can also enjoy a wide array of museums and galleries on campus and in the Ann Arbor area. Most are free to students.

Beyond the University’s campus, cultural opportunities abound in the greater Ann Arbor area. From the Ann Arbor Civic Theater and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to the Hands-On Museum and the Ann Arbor Arts Center, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We hope you will also take advantage of Michigan’s cultural offerings when you visit your son or daughter on campus. No matter when you visit, you are sure to find many performances, exhibits, dance recitals, and much more. Be sure to visit UM-Events for a complete listing of what's happening on campus. In addition, tickets to many performances will be offered during Parents & Family Weekend. The list below shows some of the sources of information about cultural opportunities on campus: