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The University of Michigan is strongly committed to helping our local community thrive. Every day, our faculty, students and staff are making significant contributions to the economic vitality and quality of life of the City of Ann Arbor and the State of Michigan.

Community Life

There’s a good reason the City of Ann Arbor is considered one of the top college towns in the country. The University of Michigan contributes to the richness, diversity and quality of life in our community in a wide variety of ways.

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Each year, the U-M campus hosts hundreds of educational and fun activities for families.

students singing holiday carols around campus

Talented U-M students always find creative ways to contribute to the vibrancy of Ann Arbor.

two children examining a dinosaur skull

U-M’s many free museums are a favorite pastime of many local youth.

Runner’s jump for joy after finishing the Big House 5k at Michigan Stadium


  • Ann Arbor Police Department
  • Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Business Engagement Center
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • Washtenaw County Health
  • Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Washtenaw United Way
  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus works regularly with both the city and local community. With more than 85,000 students, faculty and staff — we would not be able to function efficiently, much less succeed as a world-class public institution, without the support, collaboration and planning of our partners in the greater Ann Arbor area.

More about our community partnerships