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  • Spring break hours on the McNichols Campus

    Friday March 01, 2024
    An outdoor photo on a sunny day of the McNichols Campus, featuring lamp posts, the Jesus statue, buildings, trees and a blue sky beyond.

    There are updated hours on the McNichols Campus during spring break (March 4-8) for various operations:

    • Bookstore — Monday through Thursday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    • The Loft — Monday through Friday (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
    • Student Fitness Center — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

    An outdoor photo on a sunny day of the McNichols Campus, featuring lamp posts, the Jesus statue, buildings, trees and a blue sky beyond.

  • TDR to offer reusable bins for to-go meals

    Friday March 01, 2024
    A green and white flyer for the ReNew Program, with additional text reading purchase a renew container for when you want to enjoy a meal from TDR but don't have time to sit down and want to take your meal with you, renew containers cost $7 and is yours to keep, see our greeter to purchase yours today, questions? see a dining services team members.

    A green and white flyer for the ReNew Program, with additional text reading purchase a renew container for when you want to enjoy a meal from TDR but don't have time to sit down and want to take your meal with you, renew containers cost $7 and is yours to keep, see our greeter to purchase yours today, questions? see a dining services team members.Taking steps to help reduce our footprint!

    Beginning Monday, March 11, Metz is launching a reusable bin program for to-go shoppers from the Titan Dining Room. For a one-time fee of $7, patrons will be given a reusable container to use with the purchase of a TDR meal.

    When done enjoying the meal, they can return the container for a fresh one or for a token to use on a future visit. Thank you for helping make a different on our earth!

    For more information, visit the Dining Services office on the second floor of the Student Union or call 313-993-1688.

  • Save the date: Celebration of Scholarly Achievement, April 18

    Friday March 01, 2024

    The 16th annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement (CSA) will be held Thursday, April 18 in the Student Union Ballroom and Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus.

    It is a University-wide event featuring research posters, artistic displays, performances, lightning talks and much more. This event is an opportunity to be recognized for the hard work throughout the academic year and to learn about the research and achievements of fellow colleagues and students.

    All students, staff and faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to register for an opportunity to display or present their academic achievements, research, innovations, community service, creations and talents. Enjoy a light lunch and engage with presenters to learn more about their research and achievements and participate in small breakout sessions for focused discussions on popular topics. The celebration will end with participant recognition and a keynote speaker.

    A full schedule of events, session topics, as well as registration details are coming soon!

    If you have an interesting topic for a breakout session, please contact Ann Serra at serraam@comicgame.net.

  • Submit now for WGS student writing competition

    Friday March 01, 2024
    A graphic for the Women's and Gender Studies 2024 Writing Competition, with additional text reading, academic essay, poetry, short fiction, personal essay, March 18 deadline.

    A graphic for the Women's and Gender Studies 2024 Writing Competition, with additional text reading, academic essay, poetry, short fiction, personal essay, March 18 deadline.The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program is now accepting submissions for the 2023-24 Undergraduate Student Writing Competition. The submission deadline is Monday, March 18.

    All current undergraduate students at Detroit Mercy are encouraged to submit original work exploring issues of gender, sexuality, and/or feminist thought in up to two of the following categories:

    • Poetry
    • Short story
    • Academic essay
    • Personal essay

    Prizes in the amount of $700 will be awarded.

    For more information, please email wgs@comicgame.net or visit the link below.

    Full details and submission instructions.
  • Survey: Share thoughts on Mass times on McNichols Campus

    Thursday February 29, 2024
    A photo of the inside of the St. Ignatius Chapel, with chairs, a cross, lights, pupil and light shining through the windows.

    Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on ideal Mass times for the McNichols Campus of Detroit Mercy.

    After completion, if you share your name, you will be added to a raffle for a sweatshirt ($50 value).

    The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, March 18.

    Take the survey! A photo of the inside of the St. Ignatius Chapel, with chairs, a cross, lights, pupil and light shining through the windows.St. Ignatius Chapel on the McNichols Campus
  • Spring break reading recommendations from the English Department

    Thursday February 29, 2024

    Detroit Mercy English logo. Read, Write, Think, Do.Spring break on the McNichols Campus is here and with it, hopefully, a few days of relaxation and being able to step away from the daily duties of a busy student, faculty or staff member.

    Maybe this also means that you will find the time during the break to pick up a new book or revisit one you’ve loved for years.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning and Native American novelist N. Scott Momaday’s recent passing (on Jan. 24, 2024) inspired Detroit Mercy’s English Department to compile a list of our favorite books written by Native American authors.

    Among the favorites authored by Momaday are “House Made of Dawn,” “The Man Made of Words” and “The Way to Rainy Mountain.”

    Find out more and share your own recommendations on Between the Pages.

  • Dudley Randall Poetry Prize winners announced for 2024!

    Thursday February 29, 2024
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    The Department of English is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Dudley Randall Poetry Prize! Sam Gillmore earned first place for her poem, “The Girl I Used to Be.”

    Now in its 54th year, the prize continues Dudley Randall’s legacy of amplifying creative voices within the Detroit Mercy community. This year’s prize-winning poems can be read on the Dudley Randall Poetry Prize website.

    They will be on display in the McNichols Campus Library in April for National Poetry Month.

    Full winners are:

    • First place: Sam Gillmore — “The Girl I Used to Be”
    • Second place: Antajuan Scott — “Hungry”
    • Third place (tie): Mary Gagnon — “Gauze”
    • Third place (tie): Andrew Bosah — “The Shore of the Camp”
    • Honorable Mention: Katherine Mutschler — “who deign to play creator”

    Congratulations to all of the excellent poets who submitted their work, and special thanks to Stacy Gnall, poet-in-residence, for organizing this year’s contest and to the 2024 judges: Casie Bell, Farnaz Fatemi and Isaac Pickell.

  • CCPD debuting a new career series, Ponder the Possibilites

    Wednesday February 28, 2024

    Detroit Mercy’s Center for Career and Professional Development is debuting a new career exploration series, titled “Ponder the Possibilities.”

    The center will host two industry showcases in March that will allow students to explore career paths, meet representatives from organizations in the industry and gain insight on the day-to-day responsibilities of their chosen field. The showcases are:

    • Technology Showcase, March 21 from 12-2 p.m., Fountain Lounge of the Student Union
    • Healthcare and Natural Sciences Showcase, March 28 from 12-2 p.m., College of Health Professions Building, Room 124

    Industry showcases provide an opportunity for students to meet with industry professionals in a small group setting. The showcases will include eight to 10 employers within specific industries. Students can drop-in and ask questions or just listen to information by the organizations at their station. A light lunch will be provided for all attendees.

    Students are encouraged to pre-register through their Handshake accounts.

  • Alumnus Bill Priestap to give talk, “An Era of Global Insecurity,” March 13

    Wednesday February 28, 2024
    A graphic featuring a photo of Bill Priestap and a logo for the College of Business Administration, Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (Prime Center). Additional text reads 'An Era of Global Insecurity,' Bill Priestap, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom.

    Detroit Mercy alumnus Bill Priestap, a recognized leader in national security, will give a free talk, “An Era of Global Insecurity,” on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m.

    The event is open to all and will take place inside the Student Union Ballroom.

    Priestap is co-founder of Trenchcoat Advisors and has a particular expertise in business security risks. As the former head of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, his responsibilities included the development and implementation of the organization’s global strategy to counter foreign nations’ intelligence efforts against the United States.

    The event is being hosted by the Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (PRIME Center).

    Register now for the event!

    A graphic featuring a photo of Bill Priestap and a logo for the College of Business Administration, Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (Prime Center). Additional text reads 'An Era of Global Insecurity,' Bill Priestap, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom.

  • DMTC presents staged reading, “Kayak” on March 22

    Wednesday February 28, 2024

    A graphic for Kayak, featuring a cartoon person floating down a river on a kayak. Text reads: A TheatreLab series production, Kayak, a play by Jordan Hall, March 22, 7:30 p.m., 313.993.3270, DetroitMercyArts.com. A logo at the bottom is of the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company.Detroit Mercy Theatre Company’s TheatreLab series presents, “Kayak,” the captivating play by Jordan Hall for just one night only 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22.

    The staged reading performance directed by Kez Settle will take place at the Live6 Alliance Event Space, 7426 W. McNichols Road, just a few blocks west from the McNichols Campus. Tickets for the event are free but limited.

    Set against the stunning backdrop of Canada’s rugged wilderness, this heartwarming and poignant story follows the journey of two unlikely companions, a headstrong teenager and an aging park ranger, as they navigate the rapids of life and love. As they paddle down the river, they encounter unexpected challenges and revelations that will test their courage, strength, and resilience.

    With stunning visuals, poetic language, and a soul-stirring soundtrack, “Kayak,” is a celebration of the human spirit and the power of nature to heal, inspire, and transform us. Warning: There is strong language and mild adult themes.

    Reserve your seat!

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    Student Success and Academic Support

    Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center offers a testing center, tutoring and study groups, professional mentoring, athlete study table, placement testing, and more. Some of the programs listed below are also part of the Student Success Center.

    • Academic Interest and Major Exploration (AIME)- Developmental advising and peer mentoring to conditionally admitted students.

    • Student Accessibility Services- available to all currently enrolled students who have documented disabilities that substantially limit them in one or more major life activities. Individuals eligible for services may have, but are not limited to, the following types of disabilities: mobility, orthopedic, hearing, visual, learning, psychological and attentional.

    • KCP Program - Michigan students who can benefit from improving their academic skills. Professional, confidential academic support.

    • Personal Counseling - Professional outpatient counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment is available to students at no charge.

    • Tutoring Appointments - SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history and English. Make an appointment.

    • Learning Studios - Weekly study sessions by tutors who help with specific sections of courses throughout the term. Includes courses in Math Functions (Algebra), Math Analysis (Calculus), Physical and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and English.

    TRIO Student Support Services

    TRIO SSS is a federally funded program designed to provide underrepresented student populations. It provides assistance with scholarship applications, academic success planning, mentoring and more.

    The Writing Center

    Work on any stage of the writing process. with peer consultants. Review your assignments, drafts, instructor feedback and questions. Get support if English is not your first language.

    Student Advising

    Work with your faculty advisor to reflect on your academic and career goals and to track your academic progress.

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    Important Dates

    Important Date Info for Fall Term 2023

    • March 20, 2023: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2023-24
    • Aug. 16-26: Early Fall Intersession/Immersion/Experience (credit) 
    • Aug. 27: Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin
    • Aug. 28: CLASSES BEGIN
    • Sept. 3: Last Day to Add a Class (web closes at midnight) | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Sept. 2-4: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • Sept. 22: Deadline for Summer "I" grades 
    • Oct. 9-10: Fall Break (no classes/university open) 
    • Oct. 24: Mid-term Grades are due 
    • Oct. 30: Advising for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 6: Registration for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 17-18: Weekend Classes End (11 weeks) 
    • Nov. 20: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) 
    • Nov. 22: Presidential Bonus Day Off (no classes)
    • Nov. 23-26: Thanksgiving Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Dec. 12-16: Final Exam Week (Tuesday through Saturday) 
    • Dec. 16: Official End of Term I/Fall 
    • Dec. 18: Grades due by Noon for Term I/Fall
    • Dec. 18-23: Late Fall Immersion/Experience (non-credit) 
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

     

    Important Dates for Winter 2024

    • Oct. 31, 2023: Advising for Term II Begins
    • Nov. 6: Registration Begins
    • Dec. 26 - Jan. 6, 2024: Winter 2024 Intercession
    • Jan. 7: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 8: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 14: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 15: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 9: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 3-9: Spring Break/Intersession/Immersion/Exp (credit)
    • Mar. 27: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Mar. 29-31: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 23-27: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 27: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 11: Baccalaureate/Commencement
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

    Summer Session III 2024 (14 weeks)

    • Nov. 6, 2023 Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024 Registration Ends
    • May 6 Classes Begin for Summer I 2023
    • May 12 Last Day to Add a Class | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • May 29 Memorial Day (University Closed)
    • July 22: Last Day to Withdraw 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • July 4th: Independence Day Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Aug. 5-10: Final Exam Week 
    • Aug. 10: Official End of Term III

    Summer Session I 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024: Registration Ends 
    • May 6: Classes Begin
    • May 27: Memorial Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • June 22: Official End of Summer I 

    Summer Term II 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • June 23, 2024: Registration Ends
    • June 24: Classes Begin 
    • July 4: Independence Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • August 10: Official End of Summer II 
    Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

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    Emergency Assistance

    In case of emergencies outside of Wellness Center and Clinic hours, please contact the following:

    Emergency Assistance

    911 Police – Fire – Medical

    University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety/Emergency Line — 313-993-1123

    Call for help

    University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety Escort Services
    McNichols Campus — 313-993-1234
    School of Law — 313-993-1234
    School of Dentistry — 313-494-6706

    TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) — 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255

    HELP Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) — 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)

    Crisis Text Line Get Help Now (24/7) — Text START to 741-741

    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Sexual Assault National Line — 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

    Rape Victim’s Assistance Program at Detroit Police Department Crisis Line — 313-833-1660

    Collegiate Assistance Program (Nurse Line 24/7) — 877-643-5130

    Center for Disease Control, National STD and AIDS Hotline — 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

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