U-M Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes all of our 1st year students including those who are living on campus and those who are located remotely. We are happy to launch a new resource created exclusively for you: “Go Blue! A New Student’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at U-M: Mental Health Tips.”
We focus on 18 commonly experienced issues (e.g., making friends, imposter phenomenon, time management, feeling overwhelmed, etc.) you may face during your adjustment to U-M. We also provide practical strategies on how to ease your transition to university student life and promote positive psychological well-being. We want to acknowledge that you are starting your university experience during a global pandemic and that some of the recommendations may need to be modified in order to take into account health and safety guidelines.
We are so happy you have chosen U-M. Proceed with a sense of curiosity, patience, self-compassion and openness to new people and experiences. You belong here and you matter. Welcome and Go Blue!