M1i I*guuthxII NEW STUDENT EDITION 2008
The Michigan Daily j michigandaily.com ( Fall 2008
4 ou probably thought your high school
had plenty of extracurricular activi-
ties. But from intramural sports to epic
fundraisers, the 'U' truly has it all. Go Greek,
volunteer during Alternative Spring Break or
join the "Michigan Squirrels," a campus group
that hand-serves peanuts to the extra chubby
Ann Arbor squirrels. There's a lot more to
Michigan than academics and a huge football
stadium - it's just a matter of finding your
You may want to get involved in back-
ing one of the presidential candidates
before November's election. Or student
government might be more of your
thing - you could influence decisions
at the 'J' by joining the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly. There are plenty of
ways for you to stay politically active
during the next four years.
Learn more inside.
See Page 6C
Are you nervous about your dorm
assignment? Have you heard bad things
about North Campus, East Quad or
Markley? Fear not, incoming freshmen.
We've enlisted the help of Daily staffers
who lived in the major dorms on campus
to show you each building's perks and
disadvantages. Check inside to find out
if your dorm assignment will
turn out to be a good one.
See Page 7C
Chances are you came to the 'U' with
preconceived notions about fraterni-
ties, sororities and Greek life in general.
Whether those are positive or negative,
you can use the page we've dedicated to
everything Greek to either change
or reinforce your opinions.
Regardless of whether or not you rush,
the Greek community is bound to make
an impact on your college career.
See Page 9C