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Summer 2015 Emails


Hello Incoming CSE Graduate Student!

Welcome to the University of Michigan! We (the student organization for grad students in CSE) are glad you chose to join us in Ann Arbor. To make the transition into the grad program as smooth as possible, we want to provide you with some helpful information about the program, about the department, and about Ann Arbor. Roughly, we plan to send an email once a month covering topics that will be useful to you as an incoming graduate student.

First, you should join the Facebook group for incoming grad students: This group is for both incoming and existing students, so it should be a good place to ask any questions that you have.


An important first concern is where you are going to live in Ann Arbor next year. If you are seeing this email, and do not currently have a place to live for 2015-2016, you should start looking immediately. Ann Arbor is a college town, and most of the rentals revolve around the academic school year. As such, many leases are signed in October for the following September.

Ann Arbor has several main neighborhoods where grad students and undergrads live. We will highlight each by general location, methods to get to the CSE building, and neighborhood style.

Most grad students do have a car, which is useful for getting groceries, getting to the airport, getting to Detroit or other areas around Ann Arbor, getting to campus when you are late for a meeting.

To help, here are a couple websites that people have had luck with when finding a place to live in Ann Arbor:

Hopefully this will help you get started. If you have any questions we encourage you to post on the Facebook group so as many people as possible can see it and can answer. These emails will also be posted to our wiki ( so they can be referenced there. Stay tuned for another email next month about taking classes as a graduate student.

Go Blue!

- Brad / CSEG

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