Our student affairs team supports current students from matriculation to graduation in four major areas: academic advising, registration and records, student life, and student success and well-being. We are here to help students confidently navigate college and university resources while they design a campus experience that maximizes their time as a Wolverine.
/ Academic Advising
Our team of professional advisors helps students understand and navigate the college’s academic degree requirements and the resources available to them throughout the college and university.
We advise students from orientation to graduation on topics such as course selection, registration processes, and understanding the progress you’ve made towards completing your degree.
We also support student wellness and involvement with workshops, communications, and referrals to U-M resources.
Connect With Us
Academic Advising appointments can be scheduled in-person or virtually through the Taubman College Career Network, which will be introduced to new students during Orientation. You should plan on meeting with an academic advisor at least once per term.
Topics you might want to discuss with an academic advisor include:
- Registration/course selection
- Degree planning
- Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities
- OPT/CPT Requests
- Academic Difficulties
- Navigating campus resources
The academic advising team can also be contacted at TaubmanCollegeAdvising@umich.edu.
Faculty advisors are a primary resource for helping students with elective course selection and sharing their perspectives on the degree program and industry overall. Students also rely on faculty advisors for advice on navigating graduate school and the demands of a semester. They can help you think through how your in-class work and activities beyond the classroom (research, campus involvement, volunteerism, work, etc.) will help you prepare for your next steps after graduation.
Registration & Records
The Student Affairs team is responsible for managing and maintaining the accuracy and integrity of student academic records. We monitor your academic progress and provide guidance related to degree progression. Each student will receive access to their personalized Online Advising File during their initial academic advising appointment in their first term. This degree planning tool will be utilized throughout your academic career to track progress and confirm your eligibility for graduation.
/ Student Life
Student success and wellbeing
At Taubman College and the University of Michigan at-large, we believe success extends beyond the classroom. We are committed to building a culture that prioritizes holistic well-being and supports who you are. Well-being is made up of several dimensions. At U-M our definition includes physical, emotional/mental, environmental, financial, occupational, social, intellectual, and spiritual wellness.
/ College Compact: Our Shared Values
The Taubman College Compact is a description of the environment we wish to create and the behaviors we hope our community members will exhibit. These shared values articulate our commitments for our interactions and relationships with one another.
You and all of the things that make up your unique identity are welcome in our vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff. Combining our intellectual curiosity and areas of expertise allows Taubman College to create a place full of possibilities — for students to learn and experiment, for faculty to conduct research/creative practice and share knowledge, and for staff to contribute expertise and advance careers. We are a respectful, supportive and positive community where individuals can build meaningful and lasting connections with one another. We are at our very best when we acknowledge that we all have something valuable to contribute and work together towards common goals as equal partners.
It is the mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Michigan to foster the psychological development and emotional well-being of students. Our students have access to a clinical psychologist from CAPS directly embedded into Taubman College to provide mental wellness support and services. In addition to CAPS, U-M students have access to up to six free counseling sessions per year through teletherapy provider Uwill.
Peer Mentor Program
Underclassmen (first and second-year students) as well as first-year transfer undergraduate architecture and urban technology students have the opportunity to participate in Taubman College’s Peer Mentor program which was launched in 2020 to support the holistic success, growth, and development of students. The launch of this program and the research that precedes it stems from the premise that in addition to the typical complexities of navigating academics and the college environment, students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education, experience other barriers with severe implications on their college experience. The themes and workshops that are part of this program are meant to address some of the most pressing challenges research shows these groups of students face. The program is also a job opportunity as continuing students serve as the program’s mentors.
Taubman College recognizes that students often face unexpected circumstances which significantly affect their ability to engage fully in the academic experience. Managed by Student Affairs, the Taubman College Emergency Fund was created to support student persistence and degree progression during these moments of hardship.
In addition to this college resource, the university offers many resources related to emergency needs and situations.
/ Additional U-M Support Services
The university offers support for all aspects of student well-being. Student Life maintains a list of many of the most commonly used resources.