Ann Arbor Ins & Outs

Settling into a new city is exciting and exasperating. We are sharing useful sites and information to help you get to know the city and university. An excellent place to begin an orientation to Ann Arbor are the Life in Ann Arbor web pages developed by the University of Michigan International Center. Topic areas include housing, health care, children, recreation, entertainment and more.  For  easily accessible campus maps or information about campus events, go to the University of Michigan Campus Information Center. The site even has an acronym decoder! For more links to useful websites, see bottom of this page.

Downtown Ann Arbor


  • Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority (AAATA):  Known as The Ride, University of Michigan students, faculty and staff show UM cards to ride for free. People over 65 ride for free.
  • UM Bus System: University of Michigan campus buses are hop-on and hop-off and free to the public. There are 17 routes.  Use both doors to enter. UM has tools on its website to show you bus progress.
  • Airport:  It’s possible to take a Michigan Flyer bus to the Detroit airport from Ann Arbor. There are a couple of Ann Arbor stops.

Where are these Ann Arbor Shopping Centers?

Useful Links

University of Michigan
UM Home Page
UM Athletics
UM Directory
UM Job Postings
Campus Information Center
Matthaei Botanical and Nichols Arboretum
Michigan Daily Online Student Newspaper
University Record Online

Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor Restaurants
Arborweb Calendar
City of Ann Arbor
MLive (Online News)
Making of Ann Arbor (History)
Washtenaw County

Arts & Entertainment
A2 Arts Addict
Ann Arbor Civic Theater
Ark (Live Music)
Arts at UM
The Downbeat: A Tree Town lowdown on the arts scene
Goodrich Quality 16 Movie Theaters 
Michigan and State Theaters
Pulp – Arts Around Ann Arbor
Purple Rose Theatre Company
Showcase Movie Theaters
UM School of Theater and Dance
University Musical Society

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