As we approach our bicentennial in 2017, the University of Michigan has a fascinating story of discovery to share.
The University was founded in Detroit in 1817 as the University of Michigania. The school moved westward to Ann Arbor in 1837, when the town was only 13 years old. When the first classes were taught in 1841, U-M had two professors and seven students.
To learn more about the people and events that have shaped Michigan, visit the
U-M Heritage Project.