Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about the Alumni Association, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Athletics, or something else? Please reference the FAQs and questions listed below. For additional assistance, please contact us.
General University Questions
Former students who have completed at least one semester of a degree-granting program are eligible for alumni status. Former students who did not receive this status automatically can request it by contacting the Gift and Records Administration at 888.518.7888 (toll-free), 734.647.6179 (local), or by email at AlumniRecordsOffice@umich.edu. Their office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.
Note: As of Dec. 31, 2020, ProQuest and Project MUSE will no longer be available as a benefit to members of the Alumni Association.
Until then, the Alumni Association will continue to offer access to academic resources like publications, scholarly journals, and photographs through the following databases: Vault, ProQuest, and Project MUSE.
In addition to the online publication resources available to our members, U-M Library Services also has additional resources available to alumni with an active U-M uniqname and password, including access to all of the library databases.
The Bentley Historical Library on North Campus maintains the official University of Michigan archives. They are always looking for more information and artifacts to add to their collection. Please visit their website for more information.
Visit the Office of Student Publications website for more information.
Visit Josten’s website for more information.
Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for information on non-degree and guest applications.
The Alumni Association does not currently offer campus tours. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers opportunities for Ann Arbor campus tours. Please visit their website for more information.
Contact your school, college, or unit directly for more information regarding reunion events.
Contact your school, college, or unit for information about their specific Homecoming events. The Alumni Association will have information regarding the Alumni Territory Go Blue Homecoming Tailgate posted as it becomes available.
The Alumni Association does not rent out space in the Alumni Center for events.
Please log in to the Alumni Association website and visit your profile to update your contact information online.
Per the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: “Legacy status is not a preference in the admissions process but does serve as context — outside of the admissions review — in understanding a student’s interest.”
Per the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: “Since each application goes through multiple comprehensive, holistic, and individualized reviews before an admission decision is released, we are confident in our decision and there is no appeal process. We encourage applicants who have been denied freshman admission to consider applying as a transfer student in the future. Many students come to the University of Michigan in this way and go on to earn a Michigan degree.”
General Ann Arbor Questions
Please visit the Destination Ann Arbor website for more information on hotels in the Ann Arbor area.
Please visit the Destination Ann Arbor website for more information on dining options in the Ann Arbor area.
No, you do not have to be a member of the Alumni Association to get season tickets.
Visit the Michigan Athletics website for more information.
Michigan fans contributing $150 or more to the football season ticket interest list have the opportunity to purchase any available season tickets. Please visit the Michigan Athletics website for more information.
The Alumni Association does not currently provide opportunities to obtain tickets for away football games. Please visit the Michigan Athletics website for more information.
The Alumni Association traditionally offers tickets to the Homecoming game as part of a game-day package, which includes a ticket to the game as well as the official Alumni Territory Go Blue Homecoming Tailgate.
While we are unfortunately unable to provide in-depth, one-on-one coaching or resume reviews to all alumni, our career coaches do so at a significantly discounted rate for U-M alumni. Once you submit a request for service, you can determine the coach and price point that best suits your needs. In addition, we also invite you to explore our Alumni Career Support Scholarship to support those who are experiencing financial constraints due to job search or career change needs.
Contact Michigan alumni via our online Alumni Directory.
The Bentley Historical Library on North Campus maintains the official University of Michigan archives. Please visit their website for more information.