Ideate. Create. Elevate.

Join a community of designers, hackers, artists, entrepreneurs, and makers driven by the common mission to build dope stuff outside of the classroom.


What sparks your interest? What is your passion? We would love to see and hear what you have to share with the world. We welcome the wildest ideas and will facilitate as you explore & learn what makes you curious.


We value creators who learn by translating their thoughts into ideas and their ideas into action. We are for those with the grit to execute and challenge themselves to create something new.


Community is an incredibly important aspect of being a creator — Shift is a family. We believe in creators elevating one another to new heights by inspiring those around them, providing genuine feedback, and extending real friendships.

Our program


Each creator is part of a smaller group called a sandbox. Creators meet with their sandbox each week to hang out, deliver updates on their project, gather feedback, and make tangible progress on their projects.


We pride ourselves on being less of a student org and more of a family. It’s why we have regularly occurring events like our Family Dinners, where creators get to kick back and enjoy a nice home-cooked meal.

Workshops & speakers

Workshops & speakers introduce our creators to new ideas and help provide support for projects. Workshops are hosted both by our very own talented community members and by friends of Shift with industry experience.


Project grants, mentorship, hardware & art supplies, exhibition spaces, connections with entrepreneurs and VCs, curated tutorials and guides, etc. Our physical workspace comes fully equipped with snacks, whiteboards, and audio equipment.

2023 Recruiting Details Coming Soon!

We've wrapped up recruiting until fall 2023! We only do recruitment in the fall, so if you're interested in joining Shift, please fill out the interest form here --> to be added to our mailing list for next year.

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Get in touch!

If you want to learn more about Shift, visit the space, or get involved in the community, we’d love to hear from you!

  • Address

    923 South State Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
  • University of Michigan