One of the many items on your checklists before going abroad should be purchasing the required travel insurance and making sure you are able to stay safe and healthy while being away from home. Through the University of Michigan, you can purchase overseas medical insurance, whether you are traveling with a University program, an outside program, or just for leisure. The plan is cheap and can ensure that you are covered in case of an emergency or health situation while you’re abroad.
He looks at his laptop, takes a deep breath and starts his timer.
Allen begins speaking at a furious rate, his manner completely changed: He’s intense and stressed. Some words are heard —"anthropological," "economy," "prices,"— but his diction is so fast that his sentences are literally incomprehensible to the average ears. His head shakes back and forth as his eyes move across the laptop screen. He takes only ragged, gasping breaths. Everyone else frantically takes notes, straining to hear every word. For the next nine minutes he continues like this until four timers go off within milliseconds of each other. He stops....
The Dean of Students Office is just one of many units at the University of Michigan invested in campus safety and violence prevention. And just one of the prevention programs they’re offering students this year is a three day self-defense class taught by IMPACT Chicago and co-sponsored by the U-M Alumnae Council.
Teaching self-defense helps prevent, minimize, and stop violence. The IMPACT instructor team includes a personal coach and a padded attacker, offering a supportive environment and a chance to experience full-force physical techniques while adrenaline is high and fine motor skills are low (as is likely to be the case in a real-life emergency.)
Vice President for Student Life Royster Harper and President Mark Schlissel sat down with approximately 100 students for the October Fireside Chat, President Schlissel's second of the year and his term.
The Fireside Chats are monthly conversations President Schlissel and Vice President Harper host for students to ask questions and share aspects about their Michigan Experience.
Last chance to apply for our Spring Break Immersions in Chicago on March 3rd & 4th!
For students that will be in Ann Arbor or Chicago over Spring Break, please consider applying for an Immersion with the Career Center for the chance to visit some top-notch companies, learn more about an industry, meet employers, and talk with recent UM alumni.
Since 2012, the Dean of Students office has been piloting free, 90 minute Personal Safety Education PSE workshops. There are two remaining sessions available in Winter Term 2013 for the U-M community: April 2 and April 16, from 3:30-5:00 pm in room 3060 of the Central Campus Recreation Building. Sign up here for Activity # 310239. Register now to ensure space is available.
Michael Hingson, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, will speak about his story of survival Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm in Rackham Auditorium. Blind since birth, Michael survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks with the help of his guide dog, Roselle. This story of teamwork and his indomitable will to live and thrive is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.
The Center for Campus Involvement and Campus Information Centers are sponsoring a student organization video contest! We want student organizations to film a short video (max. length 40 seconds, 160mb) that represents your organization’s purpose and student life on campus. The winner will receive a free room rental in one of our three University Unions. All entries will receive free digital ads through SORC.
For more information including video criteria please review our form.
Career Center small group discussions are a fun and informal way to discuss topics ranging from your time at Michigan and beyond. Whether you are feeling concerned about a major, looking for ways to get involved on campus, seeking an internship or job, applying for graduate school, identifying interests, or a combination of many things, you will be able to find a topic that meets your needs. Register today for a November group session!
More than 140 concerts, outdoor movie screenings, art displays and performances, and other special attractions will be gracing campus and the downtown area between June 13th and July 6th.
Student Organizations will be able to submit applications for Winterfest beginning on Friday, November 1, 2013. Primary Contacts for all organizations will be able to submit an application for Winterfest. CCI approves spaces on a first come first serve basis. Spaces fill quickly so don't wait to register your organization!
Nearly 90 years old, the first university recreational sports facility in the country closed in April of 2015 to get back into shape. Student fees and U-M funding will transform the IMSB during a 15-month renovation.
New Beat Happening and the Center for Campus Involvement are proud to present the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands!
Come and support the local music scene, and vote for which band gets to open for a nationally touring artist, or gets their own show booked by New Beat!
When: Saturday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Where: Michigan League Underground
Cost: $3 at the door (cash only)
Our multi-year plan of action aims to change campus culture, to increase resiliency and hope, and to create an environment that is actively and visibly engaged in stopping student suicide. Each of our partners will engage within their own units and with their own students to produce a project that contributes to stopping student suicide.
The University of Michigan is undertaking a campus-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Initiative. Help create th vision and contribute to the future by providing ideas and offering solutions.
January 12, 2016 | 8-9:30 pm
Angel Hall, Auditorium B
January 13, 2016 | 7-8:30 pm
Pierpont Commons, East Room
January 16, 2016 | 2-2:30 pm
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
The Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) is excited to be searching for a new Program Manager of Adaptable Conflict Resolution (ACR) and invites you to participate.
The Jim Toy Library (JTL) supports LGBTQA student development by exposing students to, and engaging them in, the rich cultural, social, historical, psychological, political, and relational aspects of LGBTQ people, identities, experiences, and communities.
The Career Center and Services for Students with Disabilities office are hosting a career focused panel to celebrate the 40th anniversary year of SSD. Join us as we engage in a collaborative conversation with panelists who will address how students with disabilities can successfully navigate issues around their rights, disclosure, accommodations and which laws might apply to them for internship and job searches.
Now that you’ve submitted your resume and been offered an interview, the next question becomes how do you prepare for it. The solution does not fall into a one-type-fits-all strategy, but rather it depends on the type of interview you will be engaging in. With the vast range of interview types, there are specific strategies one can employ to impress your interviewers and land that internship or full-time position. We are here to help clear your mind and give you the foresight so you know what to expect and how you should prepare for each scenario.
What’s better than college in the fall? Enjoy sweater weather and falling leaves with a walk through the woods or attend an awesome event hosted on North Campus this fall.
Spring is here! If you've upgraded to a new bike and don't know what to do with your old or unused bike, please consider recycling it by donating!
Mark your calendar... UMix Late Night is back!
UMix Late Night, Michigan's premier Friday night tradition, is back for another year. Be sure to check our website regularly for information about themes, movie selections, menus, and opportunities to win prizes or other exclusive Michigan experiences!
All fall 2013 events begin at 10pm in the Michigan Union unless otherwise noted:
In September, Kristy Taylor of the University of Toledo successfully defended her dissertation, "Does Faith-Based Worldview Predict Confidence in College Major: A Quantitative Longitudinal Study at the University of Michigan."
The Savvy Workshop Series is excited to bring you the See Something? Say Something! Workshop in partnership with Campus Police.
Come learn about personal safety on a large college campus. Whether you are at work or simply walking across the diag, join us to learn about ways to protect yourself and prevent crime from happening.
If you are staying in town this summer to take a few classes, work, participate in an internship, prepare for a graduate school oral exam or continue working on a dissertation, living in Ann Arbor during the summer can be challenging time for a variety of reasons. If many of your friends and roommates are gone for the summer you may:
- find yourself fighting boredom or loneliness
- experience increased stress as you must meet graduate school deadlines
- find the fast pace of spring/summer classes stressful
- find yourself with your evenings free after a day of work and may not know how to fill your time.
It's that time of year again - Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) is proud to present our annual Global Education Fair, an event that brings international educators from all around the world right here to Michigan.
JCPenney will close their store to the public - this is a special UMICH student offering. Bring your UM ID to check-in and receive your 40% off coupon as you enter the door.
Join the Campus Information Center for their 2013 Welcome to Michigan events! It's a great way to meet new friends, get involved, and see what UM has to offer!
Sexpertise 2014 is coming February 11-13!
Registration is now open.
Why talk about sexuality?
How can I communicate what I want?
How does the media influence how we treat each other?
Find the answers to these and other questions at Sexpertise 2014!
Sexpertise brings 3 days of events on sexuality and relationships to the U-M campus. All events are free and open to the public.
Building a Better Michigan (BBM) is a student advisory group that does just what its name suggests: it strives to improve student life at the University of Michigan. BBM will be holding a Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 24th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Henderson Room of the Michigan League where you can stop in and learn about what BBM has done, what they plan to do, and how you can get involved!
Right now, you might be searching for a place to live for the next academic year. Well, Beyond the Diag is eager to help you find housing and meet local landlords. The University of Michigan's Beyond the Diag Program is hosting an off-campus housing fair on Monday, October 28 from 11 am - 3pm in the Rogel Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Michigan Union. All are welcome to attend this event.
The overarching goal of the Michigan Recreational Sports and Unions Renovations project is to address the aging facilities with infrastructure repairs and to make improvements that support current and future student needs. We are excited to have just completed the Intramural Sports Building in Recreational Sports! Our next project is the Michigan Union renovation. Please visit the Michigan Recreational Sports and Unions Renovations website for updates and information on all of our projects.
More than 1,000 artists and a half million art lovers are expected to converge on campus and downtown streets for the 54th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair.
The event, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 17-19 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20, will take over Central Campus streets and Liberty and Main streets downtown. Children’s activities and live music also are presented.
Welcome back to campus! As you engage with this academic year, Spectrum Center (see Trans@UM) wants to make sure you’re aware of the health and well-being services available to you through University Health Service (UHS).
There are two notable Martin Luther King events scheduled for Monday, January 21st you won't want to miss!
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
9:00am to 8:00pm
Want to get a behind the scenes look at some great companies in Los Angeles and learn more about careers in these fields?
Career Center staff will be in LA June 10th and 11th 2014 to lead two different Immersions for UM students focusing on -
Art and Fashion to a Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and a Decades, a vintage couture consignment retailer
Television and Entertainment at CBS Television Studios
Find more details and instructions to apply on the posting on the Career Center Connector!
A student-driven design thinking session for campus climate initiatives including Trotter Multicultural Center.