University of Michigan

Destination Ann Arbor

If you come to the University of Michigan, you'll find it's not only a great place to work, it's a great place to play.

Downtown Ann Arbor

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Photo by James Rotz. Design by Carl Greene. From the Summer 2012 issue of Emergence, the journal of the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design.

Like Sports?

Big Ten football is at its best in the Big House, where 107,000 fans converge for each home game. The Tigers, the Lions, the Red Wings and the Pistons are just 30 minutes away in Detroit.

Forbes names Ann Arbor top college sports town »
Ann Arbor tops the list of the best college sports towns, based on "its excellent mix of livability and sports," according to In addition to sports, Forbes cites Ann Arbor's quality public schools, low crime rate, affordable housing, and its culture and cuisine.

Enjoy Music, Theater and Dance?

The University Musical Society presents more than 75 professional events each year, covering every genre. From orchestras to world music-you name it, the best come here. Recent performers include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Yo-Yo Ma and Norah Jones.

Like to run or just be outdoors?

The 700 acres of the Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens offer a gorgeous place to run, jog or picnic. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the city's canoe liveries, outdoor pools and parks. And don't forget the golf courses and ice rinks--both U-M and the city have those too.

Have a family?

Ann Arbor offers a number of private elementary and high schools along with a fine public school system. Kid-friendly fun includes the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Domino's Petting Farm, plays at the historic Michigan Theater, youth programs at U-M museums and more.

Ann Arbor is a welcoming community that offers something for everyone. Our unique atmosphere attracts people from all parts of the globe. Ann Arbor ranks consistently high in surveys by magazines and organizations that rate the country's most "livable" or "family friendly" cities. In 2006, Money magazine ranked Ann Arbor among the top 25 best places to live in the U.S.

Area Links

Want to know more about living in the area? Visit the following sites.

About Ann Arbor

About the Surrounding Area

About Relocation

Getting Around Ann Arbor

About U-M

Does U-M provide relocation support?

On a case-by-case basis, and at their discretion, departments may pay the relocation expenses of new staff members who are employed in difficult to recruit occupations.

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