I would have set the over/under on number of posts before someone complains about student attendance at football games at 5. You killed that...
Congratulations to the incoming M Class of 2017!
Since you were setting the line after you knew what he posted, you should've set it at 1.
In my experience, freshmen really struggle to even make it to the game the first week. As a rising senior, I know I'll be there 20-30 minutes early for ND, Nebraska, Ohio, and the opener against CMU. The Akron, Indiana, Minnesota games on the otherhand... we'll see.
Thank you! It was easily the proudest moment of my life... and I promise to show up on time too.
It will hold you to your word.
I tried to post that video last week in another thread asking someone else to repost it due to my lack of points, but it never got accomplished. Im glad its finally on the boards. Its a great video and like all things Michigan, reminds me how much I love this university.
Agree, fantastic video.
1) I'm old: I got my acceptance letter by mail not email. Nice of my mom to open it up for me, still a little pissed about that >=(
2) Always get a little emotional about the Block-M labcoat. =)
Mom beat me to the mail that day and opened the envelope and everything.
But in hindsight, it doesn't really matter and I'm old enough to be happy for her in that moment. And as a parent I can appreciate how excited and proud she probably was. I would've probably gotten a paper cut anyway!
How come we haven't invented a machine that let's you stay a 21 year old, senioritis having undergrad forever?!
Groundhog Day 2.
Congrats to M 2017! Enjoy your time there, you'll never have 4 years of learning about yourself and molding your future. Even when partying, going to games, and spreading your wings, remember to always keep learning!
From an old fart, M 1997.
/get off my lawn, I now do yardwork for fun
I actually cried the first time I saw this video...Its an honor to be apart of this great tradition. Go Blue!
Welled up here also. Thanks, for that! Watching that video I remember the feeling all over again and sent chills through me in a huge sense of pride! Thanks for finding it.( I'm downloading and keeping it.)
I had been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia for 4 days and discharged about a week before I got my letter. I tried to yell, but couln't make enough noise because my lungs and throat still felt all messed up. So I grabbed a rock and threw it at my dad's metal mailbox. I felt the moment deserved some degree of cacophony.
"A part of," not "apart of!" If you're "apart of" this tradition then you're not part of it and you may as well be at Michigan State.
Excellent video that just proves IT'S GREAT TO BE A MICH-I-GAN WOLV-ER-INE!
...came via snail mail...back in the fall of 1984.
I knew I had been accepted even before I had opened the envelope, as I received a full-sized thick envelope, rather than a standard envelope that obviously contained a letter and nothing else.
Thank goodness I was accepted, as U of M was the only college to which I applied. At the time, I would've rather stayed in my job at the mall than suffer what I felt would have been the indignity of attending MSU.
As did mine. The guidance counselor at my school called admissions to see if they made a mistake.
Identical story here too, except change "1984" to "1986" and "MSU" to "Wisconsin."
I remember not being particularly surprised when I got in. Very pleased, but I think I was too dumb to know that it was kind of competitive. Not nearly as competitive as it is now, from what I understand, but still competitive.
Mine came in a standard envelope. For what I was applying, however, they did warn me that the acceptance letter would be brief and not to worry when I saw the envelope.
(Plus, as I noted above, mom beat me to the mail that day anyway).
Class of '16 here. I grew up in Ann Arbor, and I've loved all things Michigan my entire life. It wasn't until my junior year of high school that I even imagined going anywhere else (I had good enough grades to take a shot at a few Ivy League schools). At this time last year Michigan was my "safety school," and I was disappointed when I didn't get into my top choices, but fast forward one year and I can't imagine being anywhere else. Michigan has been such a great fit for me in so many ways, from academics to my social life. I've already had the time of my life in just 4 months, and I can't imagine being anywhere else.
This video reminds me of why it's so great to be a Michigan Wolverine!
I was on Mackinac Island on a PAYPHONE to my mother when she opened the letter for me. I actually stopped talking given the tears I didn't want her to know about. One of the greatest moments of my life.... (birth of kids notwithstanding).
received his email notification this past weekend. Very proud of him, esp since the other school he's waiting to hear from is Harvard. I hope he decides to be a Wolverine!
To those of you who either got deferred/wait listed.... DO NOT PANIC. They let people in in three waves and this is the first and most challenging. Usually this is the top third or so of APPLICANTS based on ACT/SAT and GPA. Many of these kids will come but a lot will not, particularly out-of-staters waiting to hear from the Ivys. Do not lose hope or panic. If April 1 rolls around and you haven't been accepted, then things are not looking great.
My dad was waiting for me in the driveway holding my letter when I came home from school. His first words were "It's a big envelope and it's from Michigan. I think you got in."
Later he admitted trying to hold it up to a light to see what it said and that he had to restrain himself from tearing it open.
I applied to Michigan and one safety school (not State) and am so lucky I got in.
Congrats class of 17...make the most of it.
who negged the OP?
The guy who totally got in to Michigan but decided to go State anyway. Seriously guys, he totally got in.
MSU class of '17!
I got into Michigan but decided to go to CMU because I got a full ride there. The whole "not being broke" thing was nice
That urban legend of the lone MSU student who accepted a sparty bid over a Michigan bid is less likely to have occurred than finding bigfoot in my living room with a glass of scotch. I think there is a greater chance of the loch ness monster swimming down the Detroit River on the Fourth of July than actually finding one person who chose a sparty acceptance over Michigan. Sincerely, Kris Kringle
way back in 1976, the large envelope was the giveaway. I remember my mom being so happy and may dad, not so happy. My dad was from Ohio and loved all things OSU and Woody Hayes. For me, it was like going home given I had been to Ann Arbor many times when my oldest brother was an undergrad (in the pre-Bo days!).
While my moment was great, the greatest was when my daughter got accepted three years ago. She came home from practice after school and I went out to fire up the snowblower and clear off 3 inches of fresh snow. A few minutes later, she was yelling at me sobbing uncontrollably. I seriously thought our dog had died or something horrible had happened. No. She was have a happiness meltdown after getting her acceptance in her email. The many years of attending football games with my wife and I had made her want to be a wolverine. When she was in 9th grade, while at a game, she pointed over at the student section and stated she would be sitting over there one day. Well, her day had come and, of course, her Michigan experience has been great and it's been a kick for my wife and I, too. Nothing like your kids following in your footsteps.
Congrats to all and Go Blue!
Ten years from now I hope I get to feel that when my first applies to college.
Best of luck for your future wolverine.
four or more years at Michigan for granted. They truly will be the best years of your life. I'm graduating in a little more than four months, and I'm already dreading it.
I always find it kind of funny when people say things like "these are the best years of your life." I remember being told that a bunch when I was in high school, too. Basically saying "it's all downhill from here." I don't graduate until next year though, so maybe my opinion will change.
Of your life, they were either a liar or really sad.
Those who told you college was we'e probably telling the truth.
Not as much fun when you have a mortgage, car payment, and dread going on vacation because you know the pile of sh*t that awaits you when you come home. Also having friends living within walking distance, without having to coordinate work and family schedules to hang out also was great.
Admissions people came to my high school and admitted people on the spot. Engineering class of 1973! Yes, we had mail back then that did not require actual horses.
I mailed my application on a Thursday in October and they called me with acceptance the following Monday. Not sure if they read app or not.
Luckily I got into UM a few weeks later
I applied to Kansas on a Wednesday (8 pm) this October and got accepted that Friday morning. Very average student, good essays and mild athletic ability do great things
Thanks for the congratulations. I'm excited to officially be a part of the Michigan community. Go blue and beyond!
Congrats and welcome to the blog! Even though it looks like you've been a member for a few years...
Congrats and good luck...Man class of 2017?!? that sure makes me feel old
is Man class similar to MANBALL? Is there a woman class? What about WOMANBALL?
Got my acceptance email Friday for the CoE. I'm pumped about Michigan but I still have to figure out how I am going to pay for it.
Congratulations zatsyuk!! That's an awesome accomplishment just to get accepted to the Engineering school. With your drive and intelligence you're sure to be successful.
I don't go to Michigan..nor college for that matter..i am a sewer worker..but thanks anyway
I miss college far too much. Kinda hated every year people telling me to enjoy my time at michigan cause it's all downhill after, not entirely true but having no responsibilities and drinking and partying as much as possible certainly has its perks. enjoy ur time at the best university in the world!
True. Except in retrospect I realize that I kind of had more responsibility than I realized what with getting a degree and building lifelong relationships and all that.
Just so you know the group that put that together is a group current seniors and a couple of my friends. They have done a lot of awesome work if you want to check it out their website is http://filmicproductions.com/
but I got deferred.
Differed until the normal applications are done. Fuuuuuuuck. If only I were 6 foot 6 and 300lbs
same situation. this feeling sucks.
I'm 6ft7, and wait for it.....................180 pounds. lol
On behalf of the Class of '05, GET OFF OUR LAWN.
I still remember the date in the header of the letter of acceptance. I received it a few days after that (perhaps the advantage of living in neighboring Saline) - it was the fall of my senior year of high school. My immediate reaction, when I opened it standing at the foot of the driveway on a breezy 40-degree day, was to literally run a victory lap around the cul-de-sac, then tell my parents. My mother, a fellow alum, decided that this called for a celebratory dinner, so we went to Cottage Inn.
Congratulations to the newest Wolverines.
Got a little sad when I watched that. I was one of the deferred kids. Michigan has meant to me so much since the day I was born at Mott back in '95. Damn, I love this place.
I got deferred as well, and I have not been able to handle myself. I have the stats to get me in, however the competition of the applicant pool is ridiculous. If only they had interviews in the application process... then I'd be a shoe-in. I cannot imagine going anywhere else and would literally do anything for admittance. I love Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan SO much, but I also know that I cannot become a wal-mart wolverine. It is a very stressful time, please pray for me and hope the admissions representatives decide to let me in to the greatest university in the world.
and keep your eye on the prize. If you want it that badly, just keep working at it. Even if you don't get in now, if you've got the stats then you should be able to transfer in in a year or two. May not be the ideal thing for you, but it's not a bad outcome. Just keep working.
If you know what you want, barriers can be placed in your way, but they will not stop you. You will be a U of M grad if you choose it; if not undergrad then grad school. As the saying goes: The race goes not to the swift, but to those who keep running.
I got deferred and then in back in 09, its all going to be all right.
I did what any senior would do in that situation: I went upstairs to retrieve my instrument, and let The Victors (not "Hail to the Victors") rip joyously through the house.
I teared up and got goosebumps watching this video. I still live on campus, but its not the same as being a student anymore. GoBlue!
I still have my acceptance letter in my inbox. 10-22-09 t'was a great day.
I even got another acceptance letter when I transfered out of engineering into LS&A, but that one was a mistake. Doesn't matter, still kept it.
I just realized, I never actually read the email (from 5 years ago). Waited for the real thing in the mail. I wonder if it is still in my AOL mailbox, or if that email account even still exists...
I wish I tried harder in high school. BUT it would be waste, since I still don't know a career I want to go into.
I learned that GRCC was once considered a feeder school to UofM, that's why their colors are also maize and blue.