Student Life

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You’ve unpacked (mostly) and are ready to explore campus. Looking for that perfect-for-you organization to join? Check out all of the outstanding opportunities to meet new people, find your passion, and get some free stuff at these special events:

1) Escapade

To kick-off Welcome to Michigan week, the Union will be hosting its annual Escapade event on Friday, September 4th 2015 from 7-10pm. Meet student organization representatives, play a variety of fun games, and, most importantly, grab some free food! Escapade is a Michigan tradition and one of the best ways to start your Welcome (back) Week. See you there!

2) NorthFest

Every Fall semester, North Campus is flooded with tables upon tables of student organizations ready to showcase their work and recruit new members. Students from every stage of college--freshmen to senior--can explore opportunities to get involved, make new connections, and get as many free pens as their backpack can hold. This year, NorthFest will be held Monday, September 7th 2015 on Bonisteel Boulevard from 11am-2pm. In addition to the many student org tables, the fest will also have a bunch of fun activities and interactive games. The excitement and energy right outside Pierpont Commons is about to be real. And while you are mixing and mingling with student org leaders and enjoying the exciting activities, make sure to stop into Pierpont for a bite to eat or a place to relax with friends. Also, look for the University Unions table for money-saving coupons and some awesome free giveaways!

3) FestiFall

There is one day every Fall semester where the energy and enthusiasm on the Diag is entirely unmatched by any other. It is the day where hundreds of student organizations flock to the Diag to showcase their mission and recruit new members. This day is FestiFall. During FestiFall, students from across the university can explore opportunities to get involved, meet new people, and, you guessed it, get a ton of free stuff. This year, the event will be held Thursday, September 10th 2015 in the Central Campus Diag from 11am-4pm. It is the best opportunity to learn how to get involved at Michigan and find the perfect student organization for you. Also, make sure to check out the University Unions table for coupons and free giveaways!

For more information about all of the Welcome to Michigan events check out Student Life's Center for Campus Involvement.

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