1. Custom Zoom Backdrops

      Check out more custom backgrounds from the School of Information at Or for some a-Maize-ing illustrated backgrounds from Michigan Athletics visit

  2. Valentines and Puppy Love!

      Valentine’s Day has become a rather special occasion for us here at #UMSocial. In years past, we’ve celebrated by sharing student and alumni #UMichLoveStories, and authoring, crudely designing, andRead More

  3. Top 20: Tech

      Experts from the University of Michigan College of Engineering share some of the major advancements in tech that occurred in 2019 and what we can watch for in 2020.Read More

  4. Top 20: Photos

      As we head into a new decade, here are some of our favorite moments captured in 2019 by our talented photographers:                Read More

  5. Top 20: News Stories

      As we head into 2020, here is a look at 20 of the top stories that garnered the University of Michigan a great deal of media attention this pastRead More

  6. Top 20: Public Policy Topics

      This list comprises, in no particular order, the topics on the mind of faculty, staff, and students as we finish up 2019 and head into a new decade andRead More

  7. Top 20: Health

      Melatonin, medical marijuana, and measles are just a few of the topics the experts at Michigan Medicine discussed in 2019. Here are 20 of Michigan Medicine’s most viewed blogsRead More

  8. Top 20: Most Watched Videos of 2019

      YouTube is the third-most-visited website in the world, trailing only Google and Facebook.  The platform’s popularity and industry-wide push by brands to find creative new ways to engage audiencesRead More

  9. Top 20: Research

      A record high in annual research expenditures at the University of Michigan led to innovative research and scholarship endeavors that address emerging problems, spur new technologies, and drive theRead More

  10. Top 20: Social

      By far, social media’s greatest strengths are the ability it grants to quickly share information, facilitate meaningful conversations, and build communities. It has been #UMSocial’s greatest pleasure in 2019Read More

  11. Postgrad Scaries: Managing the Stress of Life After College

        For the past 50 days or so, we’ve all watched our makeshift “countdown to graduation” tallies dwindle closer and closer to zero. Some of us have diligently keptRead More

  12. Senior Social Intern Signing Off

      Since the first time I set foot on the University of Michigan campus on a brisk December day, I was forever changed. I stood in the Diag with myRead More


    Here at #UMSocial, we love love. In fact, the only thing that we love more than love itself is the University of Michigan. On this Valentine’s Day, we thought: whyRead More

  14. #UMSocial Welcomes New Team Members!

            Meet Tatyana Fykes!     Tatyana is a Purdue University Alumna. She received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and achieved three minors in French, Communications,Read More

  15. Digital Summit Detroit Conference Recap

      Two days. One city. One conference. Three members of the UMSocial team and a lot of digital media pointers.   A presenter opens his talk by telling us aboutRead More

  16. August #UMichChat Recap: A Back-To-School Toolkit

        New and returning U-M students have plenty of questions about life on campus: Can I eat at dining halls other than the one at my residence? How canRead More

  17. Buzzfeed Ranks UofMichigan 2nd Best School Instagram Account

      Buzzfeed, a leading independent digital media company delivering news and entertainment, recently compiled a list of ten of the best school Instagram accounts you will see anywhere, including college,Read More

  18. Intimate Image Sharing: What Are My Rights?

      Ever regret sending that snap? Or receive a scandalous image that made you blush? The proliferation of sharing images through social media—many of them intended to be ephemeral—has givenRead More

  19. Keeping Up With The Trends!

      Content meetings at #UMSocial typically center on how best to communicate important research the University of Michigan has in the works, upcoming events, cross-campus collaboration opportunities, and institutional prioritiesRead More

  20. Understanding IGTV

      Instagram, which began as an image-based platform in 2010, added to its offerings last week with the introduction of IGTV (Instagram TV)—announced, naturally, on the new IGTV platform byRead More

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