Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Off-campus Housing Fairs

As part of many in-person events on campus this fall, we’re delighted to announce the return of in-person housing fairs. There will be two fairs taking place on campus in October, where students will have an opportunity to meet with housing providers, learn more about available off-campus accommodation optionse, and also find out about support and resources offered to students living in Ann Arbor.

The housing fairs will take place as follows:

Tuesday, October 26, 12-3pm

Halloween Event

On Saturday, October 30 at 4:00pm, Beyond The Diag will be hosting a “Taste of Fall” event, outside the Michigan Union. It will include free samples of some favorite fall treats, including chili, pumpkin muffins, and cookies that you can decorate yourself! It’s also a great opportunity to learn about our program, and the support and assistance that we provide to students who live off-campus. The time will be confirmed nearer to the event, as it will depend on the kick-off time for the Michigan-MSU football game. Look out for updates and more information nearer to the event!

Halloween Dos and Don'ts

Hey Wolverines! We hope that you have a great Halloween! Here are some of our do’s and don’ts to make this Halloween new, fun, and memorable!

Do pick an appropriate Halloween costume

Campus COVID-19 Update

As the university is offering an in-person fall semester, and many of us are able to enjoy the events, activities and pastimes of fall in Ann Arbor, it’s important to continue to stay safe and vigilant regarding COVID. Please continue to stay updated on the latest news, announcements and requirements regarding COVID safety for the U-M community. The requirements may differ depending on your vaccination status, whether you’re visiting campus buildings, and other considerations.

Maize and Blue Cupboard

Accessing food resources is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but unfortunately, some students may face additional challenges accessing sufficient, affordable, and nutritious food. The Maize and Blue Cupboard (MBC) is available to  students as an on-campus food resource by offering them healthy and nutritious food for free, in a grocery-store-like space. 

Beyond The Diag Office Hours

We are pleased to announce that Beyond The Diag is now offering in-person office hours, in the Dean of Students Office (Suite 3100, Michigan Union). Office hours will be 10:00am-12:00pm on Mondays, and 12:00-2:00pm on Fridays, during the fall and winter semesters. Our team would be happy to meet with to discuss any questions and concerns you have related to life off-campus, including:

U-M Sustainability and Farm Stand

From now through the end of October, pop over to the U-M FarmStand on Thursdays from noon-3pm outside of the U-M Art Museum on State Street. Students receive a 30% discount on local produce grown by other students. The U-M Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP) and the Campus Farm sustain this project in hopes that students will learn about food systems, receive opportunities for community engagement, and have more access to locally grown food. All proceeds from the Farm Stand go towards funding student-led sustainable food initiatives at U-M through UMSFP's mini-grants for food justice program.

DPSS Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

In order to promote a safe environment for all the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan it is important that we all remind ourselves of the university's guidelines surrounding actions to take in case of an emergency. COVID circumstances have caused some changes to building access so it is crucial that people are proactive about knowing the emergency protocols in the buildings they work and/or study within. Here are some tips for specific types of emergencies.

Fire Safety