It’s important to be proactive about reaching out for help and assistance when you need it – and even when you don’t. We find that successful students take advantage of resources even when they are doing well, and not just when things aren’t going as they had hoped. Take time to get familiar with the resources available and reach out to your instructors and academic advisor if you have questions.
- Office Hours:
- In all of your courses, the instructors will offer office hours throughout the semester. Don’t wait until the day before an exam – go early and often to ask questions and to get to know your instructor. Check the syllabus for the days and times.
- Academic Advising:
- Ross Undergraduate Academic Advising is here to help support you in achieving your academic goals. We offer course advising, assistance with academic questions, issues, and concerns, degree audit checks, and drop-in advising. Current BBA students may schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor during posted appointment times (usually made available two weeks in advance) or reach out to us via email.
- Advisors also hold drop-in advising hours Monday-Friday during the Fall and Winter terms – please click here for more details and information. Drop-ins are held on a first-come, first-served basis and last about 10-15 minutes each.
- In addition to your assigned academic advisor, Ross Academic Peer Advisors (RAPAs) are available to provide student perspectives and advice on academics at Ross and UM. Current BBA students may schedule an appointment to meet with a RAPA or visit them during their drop-in advising hours.
- Kresge Library Services:
- Handles the business research needs of students, faculty, and staff at Michigan Ross, UM, and the local community. Kresge librarians support research on an individual basis through reference, support for students’ active engagement projects and faculty research.
- Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD):
- Provides services to students with visual, hearing or mobility impairments, or learning disabilities. This office also works with students who have chronic health problems or psychological disabilities.
- Ross Registrar’s Office (RRO):
- The RRO is responsible for maintaining students’ academic records and monitoring UM and Ross academic policies. They can help with the logistics of registration, transfer credit, etc.
- Ross Financial Aid:
- Manages Ross scholarships for BBA students.
- Ross Career Development (CDO):
- Helps students to develop necessary career search skills and to identify and pursue their career goals. Also provides opportunities for students to connect with companies and apply for positions.
- Ross Global Student Experiences:
- Oversees international programming and study-abroad opportunities and has global education advisors available to discuss opportunities and resources via appointment.
- Ross IT Support:
- Maintains all of the technology provided by Ross and can answer questions to help resolve issues relating to Ross technology (printing, reserving Ross study rooms).
- BBA Council:
- BBA student government representing the needs and interests of undergraduate business school students, promoting undergraduate student involvement, and providing a liaison between the student body and the Ross administration.
Mathematics & Economics Resources
- Mathematics Laboratory (Math Lab):
- Provides walk-in tutoring services available free to all UM students. Tutoring is available for undergraduate MATH courses.
- Economics 101 Tutoring:
- The Department of Economics offers tutoring services to all undergraduates taking Economics 101.
Writing and Language Resources
- Sweetland Center for Writing:
- A central campus resource that provides one-on-one tutoring and writing workshops all available at no charge to UM students.
- Ross Communication Consultants:
- Offers writing consultants to help with a variety of writing needs, from class work to employment applications.
- English Language Institute (ELI):
- Offers a range of courses for international students whose native language is not English.
- Languages Resource Center:
- Provides language, culture and translation resources and services to UM students.
Ross Centers, Institutes & Initiatives
Ross’s community of centers, institutes, and initiatives offer leadership, research, and innovation opportunities to students, faculty, and community and business partners. You can find the the below centers, and many more through the website for Centers, Institutes & Initiatives.
- Center for Positive Organizations:
- Their mission is to inspire and enable leaders to build high-preforming organizations that bring out the best in people. Through courses, events and programs, you can learn how to be a catalyst for the creation and growth of positive organizations.
- Business + Impact:
- Focused on building a better world through business, students can access resources, events, and opportunities available to help solve some of our world’s biggest challenges.
- Paton Center for Research Accounting:
- Provides faculty, students and practitioners with an opportunity to become part of the ongoing developments in academic accounting teaching and research.
- Sanger Leadership Center:
- Develops leaders who transform lives, business, and society.
- Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center:
- Gives students the experience of working in a state-of-the-art electronics trading floor and e-commerce lab.
- Zell Lurie Institute (ZLI):
- Offers premier academic resources for rising entrepreneurs and student innovators.
Please review the information on this FAQ document for answers to questions related to COVID grading from Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring/Summer 2021. If you have further questions, please connect with an academic advisor.
- Ross IT Student Resources for Remote Learning
- LSA Remote Learning Resources
- ITS Remote Learning Resources
Some Other Tips from Advisors:
- Check your email every day. UM faculty and staff will use your Umich email address to communicate important information to you.
- If possible, try to maintain a schedule. Make sure that you schedule time to attend/listen to lectures and work on assignments as you were while in class on campus.
- Adjust your study habits. What worked for in-person classes may not work for online coursework. Check out this helpful study resource page put together by UM Academic Innovation.
- Ask for help. Reach out to your instructors with any questions you have about course material and how to best prepare for exams/assessments. It can take longer to master content taught in an online format – staying in good communication with your instructors is important.
- Be aware of course expectations. Some online courses will allow collaboration or the use of outside resources/material during assignments/exams while others may not. Check with your instructor on their expectations for the course and be sure to ask if their policy is unclear.
- Limit your distractions. Try to separate your learning/study space from friends, family members, pets, etc. that may distract you from your material.
- Take breaks! It’s important to make sure you are taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional health during this time of great transition. Taking intentional breaks throughout your day will help you to re-focus and re-energize!
Resilience, Wellness, & Coping during COVID-19
A critical component of being successful in your academics is taking care of your own health & well-being. There are many resources available to help students navigate through the changes we are experiencing as a result of COVID-19:
- University Health Services
- Wolverine Support Network
- Academic Advising
- Maize & Blue Cupboard
- Well-Being for UM Students
- Managing Anxiety & Stress
For Graduate Academic Resources, please click here