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Here’s to another amazing semester

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IMAGE:  Emily Fulks, freshman, puts her belongings in a cart with the help of a move-in-maker outside of Bursley Hall during move-in. Photo: Joseph Xu

Early September marks an annual pilgrimage – when thousands of engineers return to campus and prepare for the new semester. This fall, the Michigan Engineering community welcomes 6,651 undergrads and 5,221 graduate students.

The incoming first-year class hails from 43 states and 38 countries, and were narrowed down from a field of more than 13,0000 applicants. They consist of 27 percent women.

Here is a taste of the excitement, aspirations and anxieties surrounding these new engineers as they begin their Michigan journey.

Welcome HoMe

Teary goodbyes and tender moments accompanied move-in days. Watch what final advice families give to students as they move to college. Watch the video

Video Time Capsules

#UmichEngin19 first-year students will be documenting their hopes and dreams in video as they begin their journey at Michigan Engineering. Follow the YouTube Playlist as videos are added over the course of the week.

Instant Classics

Our photographers were on the scene as families helped their students settle into new homes. See the photos on our Flickr site.

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