Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Bouncing Back from Spring Break

After coming back from spring break, the final push to the end of the semester in April can be tough. The last few weeks include projects, tests, assignments, and final exams. We know that this can lead to increased levels of stress and tiredness. Here are some tips to finish the semester strong:

Michigan Dining

As the end of the school year approaches, many students are finalizing off-campus housing plans for next year. This can be a stressful process, especially for students who lived in dorms this year and never had to worry about where they were going to eat. Luckily, MDining’s Buy Ahead program is a great way for students to stay on top of their nutrition after they transition to living off campus. Until May 31, 2023, students are able to buy next year’s meal plans at this year’s prices!

BTD is recruiting!

Do you have a passion for working with students? Do you live off campus? Do you like directing students to resources that can help them? Then look no further!

Beyond the Diag is looking for off-campus students who are interested in fostering community among students who live off campus and improving communication between students, the university, and the Ann Arbor community. In addition to this, we are looking for students who can raise awareness of issues and promote positive neighbor relations with all off-campus students.

Popular Campus Study Spots

The University of Michigan is  a huge school, with lots of places to study. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming, so use this guide to find a study space that works for you.

Please note that these study spaces have been suggested based on their advertised hours, locations and accessibility. For full details, please visit their websites. Note that hours may differ during breaks and holidays.

Central Campus:

Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Change to 2023-24 Academic Calendar

We would  like to make you aware of an important change in next year’s academic calendar (2023-24). Provost McCauley recently announced that the Winter 2024 term will now begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 and Commencement will now take place May 3-5, 2024. We know that many landlords have their leases run at least through the end of May (if not July or August), but the academic calendar adjustments may impact students whose leases are due to end at the end of April 2024.

Staying Safe in the Spring Time

March is here and St. Patrick’s Day is approaching. As well as this, March Madness is beginning soon, and the NCAA tournament is always a popular time for students to socialize and celebrate. Below are some tips to stay safe and enjoy the festivities this year!

Stay in the Blue: Staying in the Blue means keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at low-risk levels of .06 or below. Alcohol affects everyone differently – so regardless of your age, gender, physical condition, or emotional state, it is important to monitor your alcohol intake.

UMich Votes

Last November students at the University of Michigan ensured that their voices were heard at the ballot boxes during the general election. Over 4,000 people took advantage of the satellite Ann Arbor City Clerk’s offices at UMMA and the Duderstadt Center in 2022, which made registering to vote and casting a vote on election day more accessible to students. UMich Votes would like to ensure that students have an even better experience in the lead-up to the 2024 election.

Recent ticket scams

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) has seen an increase in reports of fraudulent tickets being sold online for basketball and hockey tickets. Scammers are asking students to send a picture of their MCard to 'prove' they are a student, then proceed to use the MCard image to scam other students.  Authentic ticket sales sites will not ask you to send your ID in this way - please protect your identity and information, and avoid being a victim of this scam.

If you believe you have been a victim of a scam, please contact DPSS at 734-763-1131.

CSG AirBus

We are fast approaching the mid-point in the semester, and many students are making plans for Spring Break. If you are planning to travel via Detroit Metro airport, then you can make a reservation on our AirBus service now!

For information on bus stops, schedule, reservations, and contact info, please visit



Contact Us!

Beyond the Diag
530 S. State Street
Suite 3100
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Office: (734) 764-7420

Off Campus Living Guide

Beyond the Diag is proud to present our full Living Guide in electronic form! 

The living guide includes:

  • campus resources
  • community resources
  • tips for living independently
  • important local laws students should know

and much more!

View the Living Guide

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