Attendees & Campers

Welcome to Summer Programs at the University of Michigan. Whether you are joining us for Summer Discovery, Summer Engineering Academy or any of our other youth summer programs, we look forward to making your stay enjoyable and memorable.

Helpful Resources and Forms

The following resources will help prepare you for your camp or program. Read and print each carefully.


Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on campus:

Campus Construction Areas: All construction areas are off limits. Do not enter any construction area.

Campus Emergency Telephones are located throughout campus and are identified by a blue light on the top of the booth. This telephone will put the caller directly in contact with the department of public safety. Exterior building phones, located outside the residence halls, may be used to call the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (U-M DPSS) by dialing 3-1131 or 911.

Crimes Against Property: Any theft or malicious destruction should be reported the Department of Public Safety.

Fire: In the event of a fire, pull the alarm and leave the building immediately. Proceed as guided by your Summer Program Staff.

Electrical Storms: During the summer, Ann Arbor may experience dangerous electrical storms. Participants should remain indoors and away from windows during the storm.

Keyless Lock Door Entry System: All room and bathroom doors have keyless locks, which require a keycard.

Locked Residence Halls: All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Access is restricted to summer program participants and authorized staff. For the safety of everyone in the residence halls, never prop open an exterior door.

Locking Room Doors: Room doors must be locked at all times – even when a participant is in the room, goes across the hall to visit with friends or to take a shower. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to enter a room and steal property.

Power Outages: During the day, proceed to an area that has windows – like a lounge or outside. Do not light candles.

Routine and Emergency Maintenance in Rooms: On occasion, University of Michigan maintenance staff must enter a room to provide routine or emergency maintenance. Any time someone appears who does not belong in the hall, behaves in a suspicious manner, or threatens another’s safety, dial 911.

Security: Division of Public Safety and Security (U-M DPSS) personnel patrol the residence halls to monitor activities, respond to emergency calls and check exterior doors. At night, security personnel are on duty in the building to provide security coverage and to respond to emergencies.

Tornados: A Tornado Watch means that a tornado is expected to develop. A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has actually been sighted.

In the event of a Tornado Warning:

  • the city of Ann Arbor alarm system will emit a steady tone for 3 to 5 minutes
  • take cover by going to ground level or below
  • stand in an interior corridor on the lowest floor or in the basement
  • stay away from windows and glass
  • avoid large rooms with free-span roofs
  • remain calm and help others to remain calm
  • listen to a radio for the latest information and instructions
  • there will be no “all clear” alarm sounded

Traffic: Ann Arbor streets are very busy and there are many one-way streets. Use extreme caution when crossing the street.