U-M’s Student Life launches new website to help students find community during pandemic

'The Cube' is motionless in the video portraying an empty U-M campus. (University of Michigan)

ANN ARBOR – Life during the coronavirus pandemic has been turned upside down, and for college students whose normal experience relies so heavily on social interactions, this year in isolation has left many feeling disconnected.

In response, University of Michigan’s Student Life recently launched Find Community, a new website geared toward helping students connect with one another.

The site has suggestions for a variety of interests, including those who want to:

  • Join a student organization
  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Connect with others and exercise
  • Connect with others and volunteer
  • Learn about leadership opportunities
  • Connect with resources during a difficult time

“Meeting people, participating in Student Orgs, volunteering and just getting involved is so essential to the campus equation,” Susan Thwing from Student Life Communications wrote A4 via email.

“Student Life’s new Find Community website is available to help by providing many options for getting involved either virtually or through activities with safety protocols in place.”

For more information, visit www.studentlife.umich.edu/find-community.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.