Northside Ann Arbor
Unique outdoor art, quirky cafés and beautiful nature trails provide the backdrop for your student adventure in Northside AA
Enjoy an exciting student experience in Northside Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan and a thriving student population. Wandering around all 800 acres of the North Campus, you’ll be struck by its natural beauty and charming architecture. See interesting buildings and sculptures, forests and ponds and don’t be surprised if you bump into a family of deer along the way! It’s the perfect environment to relax, study and play.
After hitting the books in Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library or working in The Dudersatdt Center, affectionately known as the ‘Dude’, mingle with fellow students in Pierpoint Commons. Pick up a bite to eat, check out the student artwork and listen to music in the Piano Lounge. Take a tour on a Segway if you like, stopping off to appreciate Wave Park, Lurie Tower and The Order of the Spheres. The whole campus is an outdoor museum and gallery.
In your downtime, get away for a while and retreat to the serenity of Black Pond’s Wood or Matthaei Botanical Gardens, where you can get back to nature amongst the beautiful blooms and winding nature trails. Meet up with friends at Songbird Café for an amazing morning coffee, breakfast or brunch. The delicious specials change on a frequent basis, so you’ll always find a new favorite.
When you’re looking for more fun, take the short bus trip into downtown where a raft of cool galleries and museums, international restaurants and awesome live music venues are waiting to be discovered.