Campus Life


University Towers is located on the central University of Michigan campus, near restaurants, shops, and entertainment… and about 3-5 minutes from the chemistry department, depending on how fast you walk. You will live in a 2-person, shared bedroom apartment that includes a kitchen, living area, and bathroom. The apartment complex has a fitness center and a swimming pool.

Please visit the web site for more information:

University Towers
536 South Forest Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The apartments are air-conditioned. All have kitchens with refridgerators, ovens, and microwaves.

NOTE: You will need to bring the usual amenities for apartment living: sheets, pillows, towels, basic kitchen utensils, plates, pots, and pans – and do not forget your own recipes!

If you want to send stuff ahead of time (and coordinate with your roommates) we will make sure all that information is distributed ahead of time.

There are small, local food stores on campus. In general, however, you will either take the bus, or hitch rides with your new friends, to buy things at one of the larger grocery stores in Ann Arbor.

Here’s a independently maintained web site with useful information about Ann Arbor:

  • Places to Eat:
    Cheap – Mid:
    Michigan League (across the street from chemistry)
    Rendez Vous Cafe (Middle Eastern)
    Maze ‘n Blue Deli (fantastic sandwiches)
    Red Hawk (hot sandwiches, soup, nice burgers)
    Brueger’s Bagels
    Panchero’s Mexican Grill
    Five Guys Burgers and Fries
    Pot Belly
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    Jimmy John’s
    Noodles Company
    NYPD Pizza
    No Thai!
    Michigan Union (Subway, Wendy’s, Mrs. Field’s Cookies, Pizza, & Chinese)
    Mid – Nice:
    Cottage Inn (pizza from wood-burning oven)
    La Marsa
    Fancy (dinner costs ~$14+):
    Blue Nile (all you can eat quality Ethiopian food, interesting experience)
    Real Seafood Company
    Gratzi’s (Italian)
    And tons of others – lots of outdoor dining on Main Street!
  • Supplies:
    Clothes, cosmetics, household goods, etc:
    Briarwood mall, with department stores, little shops, and restaurants, is a short 15 min bus ride from campus. Buses leave regularly from the Union.Groceries:
    Meijer (groceries, small appliances, household goods, clothing)
    Kroger (groceries)
    Busch’s (groceries)
    Whole Foods (natural and organic groceries; pre-cooked food)
    Plum Market (upscale groceries; pre-cooked food)
    On campus:
    Also, several shops around campus sell clothes, supplies, etc.
  • Transportation: Campus and Ann Arbor


Staff administrative contact: Angela Cox
Program Director: Prof. Brian P. Coppola