Visiting the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in-person or virtually is the best way to learn about our programs, see our talented students and faculty in action, and explore our vibrant and beautiful campus!
SMTD is currently offering two modes to connect with us: on-campus tours and online webinars.
January 2022 update: In response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our region and nationwide, SMTD is not offering in-person tour sessions in January and February, 2022. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume tour offerings in March if cases are significantly declining at that time.
Please read through this section before proceeding to the tour registration links farther down. Your understanding and assistance in keeping our community safe and healthy is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to expanding campus tour access as soon as possible.
- All in-person tours are by appointment only. Due to strict tour capacities, registration is required and walk-ins cannot be accommodated on the tour but will be provided with a packet of information for a self-guided tour.
- Your party cannot exceed three total people from the same household.
- In the event of cancellations or if additional dates become available, the registration page will be updated to accurately reflect tour availability.
- Masks are currently required to enter all U-M campus buildings regardless of vaccination status. In addition, all guests will be required to complete a ResponsiBLUE health screening prior to the start of your tour.
- You must maintain at least six feet of distance from those outside your household throughout your visit wherever possible.
When are Tours Offered?
In order to limit the size of tours during the COVID-19 pandemic, separate sessions will be offered depending on a student’s primary program of interest. Tours will be offered on Monday mornings for students interested in music programs and Friday mornings for students interested in dance, musical theatre, and theatre programs. When new tour sessions become available the registration page will be updated to accurately reflect tour availability. Be aware that sessions may not be available on audition days, major holidays, during SMTD orientation sessions, or during the university winter break.
Tour sessions are specific to a student’s primary program of interest and we ask that visitors sign up for the appropriate session in order to receive the most applicable program information and tour the relevant facilities. We also ask that you do not sign up for a session in which your program of interest is not listed, as this will take a spot away from a student who could best benefit from the appropriate session. We are happy to assist those who make a reservation in error, but we reserve the right to cancel a tour registration that disregards this consideration.
Tour sessions include an information session led by an SMTD Admissions staff member and a tour of SMTD’s facilities led by a current student. Sessions for prospective students interested in music programs will go through the Earl V. Moore Building, and sessions for prospective students interested in dance, musical theatre, and theatre programs will go through the Walgreen Drama Center and the Dance Building.
Music Tour Registration
This tour and information session is for students interested in the following SMTD music programs: Chamber Music, Composition, Conducting, Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation, Music Education, Music Theory, Musicology, Organ, Performing Arts Technology, Piano, String Instruments, Voice, Winds & Percussion Instruments
Dance/Musical Theatre/Theatre Tour Registration
This tour and information session is for students interested in the following SMTD programs: Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design & Production, Theatre Performance: Acting, Theatre Performance: Directing, Theatre Arts.
Central Campus Tours
If you would like to take an in-person tour of central campus, please sign up on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.
When are Webinars Offered?
Webinars are currently offered every other week on Tuesday afternoons. However, check the available sessions & times since they can vary depending on the time of year and may not be available on audition days, major holidays, during SMTD orientation sessions, or during the university winter break.
Our webinars include an information session led by an SMTD Admissions staff member. This session will cover the programs offered by SMTD, the application and audition/interview process, student life, and answer any other questions you may have. Sessions generally last 45 minutes to one hour and are scheduled approximately one month in advance (e.g. January webinars are added to the calendar in December).
Prospective graduate students are welcome to attend, but the content is primarily focused on undergraduates so if you are interested in a graduate program you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on setting up an appointment with an admissions counselor.
The SMTD YouTube page currently hosts a virtual tour that will walk you through some of our spaces in the Earl V. Moore Building and the Walgreen Drama Center. Additionally, the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a virtual tour of the U-M campus.
Additional Virtual Resources
The U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a Virtual Resources page, which includes virtual tours, virtual info sessions, YouTube videos, student answers to FAQs, and student vlogs. Although not SMTD-specific, they can be a great way to familiarize yourself with U-M as a whole.
Questions, Changes, and Cancellations
If you have questions about the scheduling process or if you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact the SMTD Admissions Office: 734.764.0593 or email@example.com.
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Office of Admissions
2290 Moore Building
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085