29 y/o going to Washtenaw but will be transferring to EMU.
Who are We??? A Question I've Always Wondered.
my 40 time down from "a holiday weekend" to the 4.5 range, you may see me on Saturdays.
I'm a 4...twice, actually. Left and worked in the real world after graduating from U of M and came back to Ann Arbor for the second degree from that fine institution.
(5), son of a (4).
Alum, c/o '06.
Cool. LSA/Sociology. I knew a few Jens, I bet I knew you.
I took a few Soc classes, I bet I knew you too! For being such a "large university", Michigan always felt kinda small. I felt like everywhere I went I'd run into someone I knew.
5th, actually. VAN TYNE! But I'll take you up on that.
I lived in 6th Van Tyne Freshman year!
Apparently it's a Markley class of '06 party on here!
I'm a 4, sibling of another 4, daughter of two 5's. Wish I was a 2 again if only so I could be on the field for every home game again. Ah, the perks.
I was also class of 2006, Markley 4th Reeves freshman year. The worse part about it was that on the weekends, at least 2 or 3 of the 4 stalls would be unusable due to vomit.
I'm still pals with a 4th Reeves. Having no cell service really makes you bond. At least your floor wasn't the one that stole all our lounge furniture.
Also a '06 Poli Sci alum
'06 Econ alum here.
Got out just in time to be the one responsible.
Fortunately, I have no responsibility on that front--I went to law school (but sadly not at Michigan) afterwards.
Class of '06 as well, was in the RC.... finished with a BGS. Long story.
and here I thought Dhani Jones and I were the only two RC alums to be into sports. Excellent.
I'm a mix of 3 and 5. I'm a University of South Florida alum. I was born and raised here in Michigan where I now reside. I lived in Florida for the last two and a half years of high school though so I went to college in state rather than paying non-resident tuition at Michigan. Biggest mistake of my life. I'd have much rather gone to Michigan.
6) Alum of another university. That might qualify me as 5), so slot me accordingly.
(2), great-granddaughter of a (4), granddaughter of two (4)s, and daughter of a (5)
4, but i wish i was still a 2.
Amen to that.
2 and 4. YEE YEE!
Ann Arbor born and raised/alumnus.
#5 married to a #4...
I'm a (4) as of last year, a (3) because of grad school, the son of 2 (4)s, the grandson of a (4) and the nephew of a couple more (4)s. There's a hell of a lot of maize and blue in the family.
4 (grad school)
Graduated from Michigan in 2005 and am currently in grad school at Texas.
Right up to the second to last word you had me pegged as well (I'm in Texas, not at Texas). Aero in '05 at Michigan, just finishing up my PhD (knock on wood) at A&M.
that's an awesome achievement.
For the record, a 4 here.
Congratulations on finishing up your doctorate! That's awesome. I just finished up year 4, and it still seems like I'll never graduate. Cheers to you.
Texas, you my friend must love dominate football teams
2, boyfriend of a 2, son of a 4 and a 4, and brother of a 4. The force runs strong in this one.
You actually just said a whole lot about yourself right there.
let funkmob_starchild find out!
After reading your post this won't leave my brain.
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."
me - 4 ('05)
wife - 4 ('06)
father-in-law - OSU grad... ugh
at the family dinner table. Question, when the F.I.L. starts bragging about OSU beating Michigan 7 years in a row, do you start talking to him about how you had raunchy Michigan sex with his daughter last night?
me - '07 PhD
wife - '97 BS, '99 MS
F.I.L and basically the rest of the I.L's - OSU grads/fans (one or two are YSU alums so they LOVE them some sewatervest)
At least your wife has some sense, even though she grew up with an OSU influence.
Alum - '03
but I was born at UM hospital, so really, I've always been a Wolverine.
Alumnus, born at the Hospital as well. UM saved my life, so it's not hard to figure out where that devotion comes from.
Also born in the hospital. Parents born and raised in ann arbor but moved out of state when I was a kid. Couldn't afford out of state
i'm a 5; mom, sister, and 2 grandparents are 4's. and i don't really relish my anonymity - i'm a pretty open dude so i'm happy to answer questions like this
3rd gen 4
First to attend / graduate college in my family.
which makes me a black sheep in the family of 4's
Non alum, but lifelong M fan, now living in East Lansing, Arrrg!
I am a 4, son of a 4, brother of a 4, brother in law of a 4, and hopefully a future father of a few 2's and 4's (hopefully not for a minute or two though)
The numbers are getting confusing....I am a converted Michigan fan (graduated from Mount Union College in Ohio). My wife got her PhD from Michigan and my two sons-in-law are U of M graduates.
I am originally from Ohio and most of my family are Buckeye fans - can't wait until we get the upperhand in football again...
Both my parents grew up in Ohio, so most of my relatives are Buckeye fans. Is very frustrating, especially during the last 6-7 years.
I guess you could call me a 1.5 since I've got a week left of high school and I'm headed to UM this fall. I graduate on June 3rd and my orientation for UM is June 7th, I'm not wasting any time.
Congratulations, you're going to love it!
And an engineer no less! w00t!
Since you're going to orientation soon, remember this website:
It will be your best friend when it comes time to schedule, because Wolverine Access is a nightmare for first-timers. Knowing about that site ahead of time will give you an advantage over your fellow freshman, and may even get you into a class about to close before they do. It will also be your best friend even after you've figured out Wolverine Access and you hate it for being just plain stupid.
Good luck and enjoy orientation!
Thanks to both of you! I am beyond excited to get the fall started with.
And thanks for the link, but..."MSchedule has been shut down because it no longer works with the data format provided by the University of Michigan. If you are interested in continuing to operate the service yourself please contact Kyle Mulka "
Just figure out your priorities and schedule around them. (ie don't really take Calc III at 8am MWF, put it on your schedule if you get locked out of a later one and plan on going to the later one anyway if they don't take attendence, etc etc). If you have your housing assignment try and plan around that too. The engineering peer advisors will help you if you can't get Wolverine Access to cooperate.
It worked for me when I made my schedule for the fall. Deepest apologies then. Scheduling is going to suck now. *cries*
I've never been so jealous before in my life.
except my orientation is the ninth. What do you plan on majoring in?
Biomedical engingeering, but we will have to see how that goes. How 'bout you?
Do not miss the opportunity to work with Prof Noll and Prof. Kipke. They are couple of the best teachers in all of north campus.
Oh and I am a 4 from Electrical Engineering (Grad).
aerospace engineering, but i know some people who got biomedical degrees and they said it was awesome, so good luck.
I'm a 5, not smart enough to be a 4 myself, but smart enough to at least marry one.
Will be a 2 in the fall
Product of a long line of 5s. Myself and one of my cousins are the only ones to ever be twos (He's a 4 now, and I've got 2 years left before I join him).
4 and hope to be the progenitor of 2's
...dead former President of the University.
4) BA in 2002 from the all encompassing LSA.
Let's see. Three uncles who varsity lettered at Michigan. One football, one track, and one swimming (three time nat'l champs!).
Two cousins that went to Michigan.
And now I'm currently a 2. LSA/Chemistry
3.14159 - Engineering
I have that burned in my memory, as well. #4, ChemE, class of 90'. Got to see Bo coach his final years and partied during the riot on Stadium street after winning the N.C. in basketball in 89'... Good times, good times....
Unfortunately, I never got to take a class with Fogler - wrong semesters or something.
All he did was recite the book
son of a 4 and a recent 4 c/o 2010, Honors English, myself
University of Colorado
Graduated Economics 2006.
Fuck, I wish I could turn back the hands of time so I can re-live just 1 month of college. I would savor every day of it.
4, class of '03.
HS student with two parents who graduated from the B school. Hopefully I can go to UM.
i live in chicago, im studying to be a firefighter. the website said ann arbor hires at 18 so i am interested in moving out there if possible.
been a 3 (accepted and financial aid didn't come through) but with out of state tuition and such I'm simply a lowly 5.
wish i was a 2 or 4.
Brand new 4...YIKES, that's weird.
I'm a 4, class of '07E, did the marching band thing for the last 3 years. Now back in my hometown of Vermont where my family has gotten frustratingly green and white... mom's a sparty, dad's neutral, brother and sister are sparty as well.
Just graduated high school. Can't afford Michigan, so I'm taking a scholarship down south. My dad went to Michigan.
Undergrad 2000, grad 2005.
Does that make you an 8?
Were you 2000 b-school?
Member of the Michigan Marching Band
My older sister is a 4, younger sister is currently at Little Brother, parents went other places, and the rest of the family is dominated by Green and White. Holler.
Aero as well, class of 2012
in AERO? Nahhh. Glad to have you.
Class of 2011.
and it's so nice not having to dress up for class! see you in the fall, I'm stuck in Long Island for an internship
Aero '07 here.
Damn you young whippersnappers making me feel old...
Class of 2008, Aerospace Engineering
5, once a 3, son of a 4.
I am a 3 at IU but would love to become a 2 by going to a michigan graduate school in the future.
LSA/Biology concentration, class of 86
Business undergrad -- class of '86. Couldn't bear leaving so I signed up for grad school. Public health (hospital administration) class of '88.
I grew up in AA, have one parent who is a doc at the U and started going to the Big House when I was seven. The day I got accepted was one of the best days of my life (along with my wedding day and the birth of my son). i never applied anywhere else. I hope to be the parent of a 2 in another ten years.
school I to which I applied, too.
I am curious whether any current or incoming students still use(d) that strategy. I called the admissions officer every day until I got my acceptance letter. I had no backup plan at all -- I was All In for Michigan before I knew what the hell that meant.
2 / 3. University of Michigan '08, University of Notre Dame '10, Catholic University of America, starting in the fall.
Son of 2 fours
5 I attended Linfield College which is in Oregon but have been raised to be a Wolverine.
BS, class of '00.
I'm a 3. I am going to be at BYU starting in the fall
4: Pol Sci '08; law student at a 3
About to join you except I was a history major 08 and like markgoblue, I wish I was a 2 still or whatever number meant that I was a student.
I think I'm a 4x4.
me: B.S. 2002, PhD 2008
wife: B.S. 2002, MPH 2005
Your eventual kid would be a 4x4 once he or she has graduated.
Or is that a 4x4x4?
I was going to plus you, but you're at 4 points and I think it should stay at 4.
I'm a 2 for only one more year.
To all of you incoming 2s, congrats! You are in for an incredible 4 years, no matter how bad the football team is (trust me)
Wayne State Medical school
4 (LS&A) and a 2 (Pharmacy)
Been a fan since as far back as I can remember.
I'm a 5. Brother-in-law of two 4s. Uncle of two 4s and two 2s... Became an "insane zealot" fan when Rich Rod was hired.
I have two sons that I hope one day will be 2s (and eventually 4s).
4, about to be a 2 again. Just signed the lease two weeks ago for my apartment on Main St. I am very excited to be back.
edie: 4(lsa) 2(urban planning)
4, BA '09.
And no one in my family had any connection to U of M before I decided to go there, so I don't have the lineage of a bunch of you.
BA in SMC in '01, MA in Sports Mgmt in '03.
Best years of my life...too bad I don't remember a lot of them.
A wise man once say, "Alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
4. All the way
Also, I grew up in SE Michigan near Ann Arbor, so I'd be a 5 even if I'd gone somewhere else for my schoolin'.
3...though I wish I was a 2
3. Going into my sophomore year at Xavier (sadly in Ohio). Son of a 4.
(4) class of '07 currently in NYC.
I'm a 4, son of two 4's, brother of a 4. Also a 3 for grad school, hopefully will be a 2 again in the Fall of 2012.
Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa OK.
Two-time 4 - 1995 LSA History, 2002 MBA.
Also a fifth generation 4.
Fifth generation? Holy crap, congrats. Seriously, that's amazing and I've never heard of anything close to that. A great-great-grandparent was an alum? Wow. That's gotta approach some kind of historical record/anomoly.
Me, my dad (1964 BS-IOE), my grandfather (1934 BS-Astronomy, 1935 MS-Astrophysics, 1937 PhD-Astrophysics), my great grandfather (1908 BS-ME), my great great grandfather (1883 Law).
I'm 3rd generation on my mom's side.
My brother also has a UM degree, and each of my parents had at least one sibling with a UM degree.
Mine is one of about 50 families, according to UM, with five generations of grads. We've been told that there are 8 families with 6 generations, and no seven generation families, as of a few years ago.
1 but hoping to be a 2 in about a year.
3rd generation 4 - along with my two siblings who are 4s - they are much more rabid Mich fans (scary as that might be)... my daughter likes the Ducks unfortunately (give her time...she's only 9), and my wife is a fighting Missionary from Whitman.
I would love to see their mascot
CoE, Aerospace Engineering, BSE '08 MSE '09. My parents both went to EMU, but are converted Michigan fans since both of their kids are Wolverines.
I'm a 4 - B.A., Political Science, class of 2008. Currently a 3 studying IR.
My parents met as RA's in the same hall at Markley.
My grandfather attended Michigan.
My great grandfather attended Michigan.
My two younger brothers go to Michigan.
Too late...we've got a 4-month old, fully equipped with Michigan paraphernalia.
That said, we live in the LA area, so there's a meaningful possibility our progeny will attend Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA or USC. I'd probably come to terms with a child going to the first 3, but USC would be a problem for me, even though my wife attended USC for grad school (she went to Michigan for undergrad).
I am really happy to see everyone being so honest, and, I must say, I am really, really relieved. All this time I thought I was "different". This thread has made my summer.
Wait...These numbers are everyone's penis size, right? Or should I actually read the OP?
Grew up in-state, very nearly a 4--basically had my whole freshman year (would've been '99) planned out before last-minute change of plans had me heading east. Slowly converting everyone I know into fans as well, including my GF from Ohio (tho she's from a U Cincinnati family with no particular OSU allegiance).
Brooks Conrad!!!! Just had to say something about that when i saw a fellow Braves fan!
Back on-topic, I'm a 5. I've lived in Georgia my whole life, but both my parents grew up in Michigan (My Dad is a 5). I doubt I'd have been able to get into Michigan, but I didn't even bother applying because there's no chance I could've afforded out-of-state tuition. Graduated from another college last year.
I'm a 5 and a 3, but I desperately wish I was a 1 again. Why you might ask? So that I could do the things necessary to became a 2, and eventually a 4. Seeing all these 4's has all of a sudden given me an inferiority complex. I think I'm going to take my ball and go home now.
2, brother of a 4.
Student at BGSU, i hope we (Michigan) kick my (BGSU) ass all over the field on September . I am down to three course left and cant wait to start grad school. Probably at Wayne State or maybe Michigan-Dearborn (holocaust studies program).
Class of 2014 counts as "2"
"4"s at grad school count as "4"s
and other than that, most current status applies giving us:
Infer what you will from this smallish sample size.
I assume the data indicates that our alumni have loads of leisure time, which obviously means they're wealthy.
4 as a grad student
I graduated 3 weeks ago. My MCard hasn't expired yet. Can I still call myself a 2?
Just got the call from Ross. I'm going to be getting my MBA from Michigan this fall. C/O 2012 baby! Any other MBA students frequent this blog?
2 (Graduate Student - MAcc '11) and 4 (Undergrad - BBA '10)
Just graduated - Comp Sci '10.
Grad school at the School of Ed in the sMAC program.
Western Michigan University
I'm a 5, but don't let that fool anyone. My blood is maize and blue through and through.
uMich may 2011
Class of 1997.
I love 1997.
Currently a 1 and 5, soon to be a 3, hoping to be a 1 in 2-3 years.
Civil Engineering. c/o 97. Horrible time to graduate as Michigan goes on their NC run in 1997. Hey, but at least I had a 9-0-3 season my freshmen year (5 year plan)............
I am doing the distance learning thing through UM-Dearborn for my Graduate degree in Engineering Management. Still unsure if that qualifies as a 2 or a 3. Since I am out of state and could never afford to get my undergrad at UM, I consider it a 2 (or at least as close to as I will ever come). But, that's just the way I see it. Thoughts?
I'd still count it. I did my undergrad in physics at UM, class of 09, and now am going for my masters in EE at Dearborn.
5.) GVSU class of '08. Marketing grad.
I am a 5. Had they offered me a scholarship or I had hit the lottery I would have most certainly been a 4.
Class of '89
Season ticket holder
Mech Eng 2009
Also both parents: masters of Education and an MD
2 Grandparents also... both Masters of Education
Class of 2007
Markley alum 3rd Frost
BSE ChemE minor Econ
Hope to have a daughter as a 2 in about 6 years.
But by night, I am Batman.
class of 2001.
Lawyer, Married, father of a 3 year old son (who has already agreed to play football at Michigan-its a verbal contract)
Life long Michigan fan, still have not recovered from "the time-out," could sense doom against Colorado from very early fourth quarter, that was not over the back on Jimmy against Arkansas, who was "Butterfield" that caught like five passes on the field goal drive against Notre Dame in 93-94', Western Kentucky.....seriously, somebody tackle McNabb!!!!, double screen for Dion Harris pleeeeaaase, please tell me Braylon Edwards did not drop that ball.
Born and raised in the great state of PA. My family would be a 6 a non Michigan alumni who are not fans at all. I'm from a PSU family but I made the smart choice and became Maize & Blue!
I`m a 1 in my heart, a 4 in my dreams, but a 5 in the sad reality that is my life.
I attended UofM but did not graduate from there, I had a very negative experience at UofM as a student, I still love the sports. Both of my siblings graduated from UofM.
Had to turn down my Harvard acceptance to go blue, and never regretted it.
Nice, I turned down a full ride from Cornell and my mom's side of the family went NUTS.
SUCK IT IVIES!
I'm a 4, a son of two 4s, a brother of a 4, a nephew of two 4s and a grandson of a 4.
I'm a #5 married to a #4. My first wife was a #3. I have 3 children, 2 #2's and 1 #3. My father's a #4 and mother's a #3. They have 3 #5, a # 4 and a #3.
... seems like over-sharing, but 4, with wife a 4 (really a 10!) and oldest son a 4 (twice!).
Graduated in 97 and now living in Ann Arbor again after moving back a couple years ago.
Class of 2005.
Class of '97 - Psychology major
DePaul Law class of '02
Chicago resident since '99 - But my heart remains in Michigan
I'm a 3, only a year till I'm a 5.
UM Flint 98
School of Public Health Masters Degree - '08
Undergrad was at Truman State University in Missouri.
But I just graduated a few weeks ago, and I have a full time job in AA, so I still feel like a 2.
4) Michigan Alum - 6 Years
04' LSA/Economics. Now living/working in Metro Detroit area.
..does a couple of nude figure drawing classes from the early 09's count?
Born a natural wolverine just north of the disputed territory.
3 + 3, S.A.U. undergrad - Norther Illinois Univ. grad.
family are split 4's & 5's
5, raising a few future 2's.
I'm a 4, Class of '05. Can't believe I graduated 5 years ago. I think you really start to miss being a 2 when the amount of time lapsed since graduation exceeds the amount of time you spent as a 2.
For all you 2's out there (and 3's too). Enjoy it, because it will happen to you too.
LSA 4 on the five year tour with nine addresses. go figure.
I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, does that help?
and 4 years in the Marching Band. I applied to exactly two schools (the other one coached by another 4 who guaranteed a victory vs OSU).
2. A&D + LS&A, who knows when the hell I'll graduate.
I'm a 4 (Computer Science '83), husband has 2 4's (Math undergrad, MBA)
I am the offspring of 2 4's.
I am the daughter-in-law of 2 4's.
I am the sister-in-law to 3 4's.
I have 2 Aunts who are 4's and 2 Uncles who are 4's.
Another sister-in-law (a 5) works at the UM school of Public Health and my brother, a 5, lives in Ann Arbor and works security for the football games.
Sadly, our daughter got into Michigan's Honors program 3 years ago and chose to go elsewhere. Black sheep of the family. We still are holding out hope for the 16-year-old except that he's a diehard Gopher's fan. How that happened, we just don't know.
Oh, and I grew up in East Lansing, and no one hates Sparty more than I do.
Minnesota MBA '09
2. Communications major headed into my senior year.
MPP '93, PhD '05. I spent a total of 9 years in the student section. My first game was ND '91, when Desmond made that play on 4th down. By my last season, I was in row B because I had so many credits.
4, MM '88
Lifetime New Englander and sports fan who never got into college football (can't stand the BCS) until I went into Prof. Thom's in NYC on Nov. 18th, 2006 and was taken aback by the passion of the UM fans. Things haven't gone so well for the program since then but I'm in it for the long haul and looking forward to 2010
overseer of 1 through 5's
B.G.S. degree '89, was on the Ski Team/Club it got the bong out of my hand for a few months every year ;)
Anyone else here live in Alice Lloyd, class of '89?
born to two 4's who met at UM undergrad and went to every home game while growing up and spent every away game listening on the radio while helping my Dad (not voluntarily) rake leaves.
Mother was from Columbus and her side of the family, some 40 years later, still refers to her as a traitor and every year we lose we get large 3'x3' grey sheet cake with scarlet writing on it that says, 'Eat Me'. Mighty tired of those cakes......taking suggestions on what to send them after we finally beat OSU someday.
Dad got his law and a Masters in Aero at UM
Older sister and younger brother (played soccer there) also 4's
Grew up just outside East Lansing (Okemos) and some of my closest friends growing up were made on Spirit Day in elementary school where the Friday for the UM/MSU game everyone else wore green & white, while myself and maybe 2 other kids wore the sacred Maize & Blue.
Currently the father of a 5 year old who already knows the fight song and swears he is going to play football at M. I live in San Francisco, so i have a special out-of-state tuition fund started already, fingers crossed, it would be my fondest wish should he be able to go to M for school. Will start flying him back for a few games this year.
#4, class of '04 LSA English
5 and proud son of a 5. Like Sgt. Wolverine, I too was born @ the UM Hospital. Small world.
4 - two times over! Lots of out-of-state tuition paid to UM!
I be a 3
Currently a 3, but probably going to grad school, so still a chance that I spend some time as a 2.
but technically a 5 since I am not currently taking classes, but I plan on finishing.
B.A. 2003, M. A. 2006.
I went from being a 1, to a 3, and am currently a 5.
I grew up in Ann Arbor, did everything Michigan - pre-school at Pound House, summer-camps, football/basketball games, youth band and orchestra at the school of the music. Just about everything was Michigan affiliated.
But when it came time for me to choose a college, I decided I didn't want to go to college with everyone from high school. And I didn't want to risk being caught partying in the same town as my parents. And I didn't want to have to deal with half the profs being friends with my parents.
So I ran away to California and went to school in Pasadena. Where my three best friends were a Buckeye, a Longhorn, and a Trojan. It was a long four years.
4. MAcc '05
I'm a 4, twice.
Born and raised in A2
2 years at U of M, then finished at Eastern.
Same rules as before: As you can probably tell from the thread, a lot of the 1's, 3's and 5's have 2's and/or 4's in their family. I didn't want to do a full-on census (as I will be moving out of my dad's place, throwing a birthday party before I leave, and then starting 40-hr work weeks) but the numbers are here for anyone who's interested:
I'm a 2, going to be a 4 this time next year.
4 sorta married to a 4 who I met while we were both 2's.
Michigan ugrad and michigan law
Fan since age 11.
5 grad school
Law School alum
Civil Engineering '05. Married to a 4, son of two 4's (dad went back to school when I was 6, which meant student tickets to almost all of the hockey games), and brother of a 4 (and a 3).
B.A. History, 1998-2002
At various times in my life, I have also been a 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Me: 4 + 4
Wife: 4 (also 10, to borrow from Sven_Da_M -- but also an MSU undergrad, so maybe deduct a point or two?)
Oldest son: 2 (with two younger siblings who hopefully will boost the point total!)
Grew up in Mich. but didn't become a loyal UM fan until I was stationed in Ohio (Air Force). After being around numerous Buckeye fans the choice was obvious.
current student in the B-school