The Annual Lavender Graduation, also referred to as LavGrad, is a celebration to honor LGBTQ graduates of the University of Michigan. Established by Ronni Sanlo in 1995, University of Michigan was the first commemorative event of its kind celebrated at an institution of higher learning. This commencement ceremony acknowledges the contributions of any graduates from any school/college at the University and of any academic level. All participants within the LGBTQ communities will receive a free rainbow 2019 tassel, a lavender cord, and a Lavender Degree.
The Program on Intergroup Relations is seeking a new Student Experience Team (SET) Program, Coordinator
The SET Program Coordinator position is the perfect role for a recent graduate who has a passion for social justice, and strengths in building community, developing initiatives and programs, and creatively connecting with students to gather their perspectives.
Join us for a free catered lunch and discussions that address the unique needs and experiences of men of color at the University of Michigan in a safe, open space.
Michigan Dining is the first department on the Ann Arbor campus to have all of its facilities achieve the university's Platinum-level certification for sustainability.
The department's seven dining halls, more than 24 cafes and markets, and administrative offices completed the necessary steps to satisfy internal requirements for the highest Sustainable Workplace certification by the Office of Campus Sustainability.
Join us on Monday, March 16th 2015 from 5:30-7:00pm in the Michigan Room of the League for the Organizational Studies Information Fair.
Join the Spectrum Center Thursday, May 2nd in celebration of LGBTQ graduates of the University of Michigan!
Each Monday through Thursday from 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM you and other interested students will meet with a counselor and focus on one of the most "common concerns" of U-M students. The counselor will share some helpful information, talk about strategies and clinical resources and leave time for you to talk about your concerns if you wish to do so.
Attend "Navigating the Winter Expo" on January 21st!
Wondering what to do at the Job Fair? Not sure what to bring, or what to ask?? Join us at The Career Crawl: Navigating the Fall Expo!
This is your chance to meet recent Michigan alums working at organizations that will also be in attendance at the Winter Career Expo and seek their advice for successfully navigating the job/internship search. Registration date is TBD. Sign-up for this event can be found in the Career Center Connector under the “Workshops and Employer Events” tab.
Students, parents, and families can all rest assured, the University of Michigan is serving up something healthy and tasty for everyone, including those with food restrictions and sensitivities. And now, we're using new technological resources in the process.
An article featured in the Michigan Daily highlights advocates at SAPAC. The article outlines SAPAC's mission and dedication to students on campus, survivors, and the 24-hour crisis line. It also delves into advocacy procedures and what the work at SAPAC looks like for the community.
There’s breakfast to-go! When every minute counts, start your day off right by grabbing a complete and nutritious breakfast in the Pierpont Commons Atrium. Stop by any time between 10am and 1pm on December 12th for your finals fuel! There will also be a free breakfast on Central Campus at the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom at the same time.
Want to stay in Ann Arbor next summer and earn college credit at the same time? The award-winning U-M Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) provides you with meaningful paid work, stimulating classes and great leadership development experiences. You’ll see firsthand how fundraising makes a difference at U-M, and learn how, as a development professional, you can help shape the world of tomorrow.
Flu has been severe this year, but there's still time to get vaccinated. Getting a flu shot every year is one of the best ways to prevent flu and help protect our community. UHS offers preservative-free flu shots for UM-affiliated individuals, ages 10 and older. The vaccine covers H1N1, which is causing severe illness in some individuals. To schedule an appointment, please call 734-764-8320.
CAPS Wellness Zone is available for students on a drop-in basis and is located through the CAPS office at 3100 Michigan Union! We offer many wellness resources to help you manage stress, rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U of M.
Data released by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) on Tuesday, October 23rd, shows that 45,266 students applied to attend allopathic (MD) medical school in 2012, an increase of 3.1%. First-time applicants set another record, increasing by 3.4% in 2012, for a total of 33,772 applicants. First-time enrollment at allopathic medical schools nationwide grew 1.5% to 19,517 students, an all-time high. All major racial and ethnic groups saw increases in applicants and matriculants.
Here is a guided muscle relaxation video that you can listen to to relieve those tight muscles and reduce your stress that you are been building for days and in just 24 minutes.
Make your voice heard about campus recreation facility renovations. Attend Student Town Halls on Wednesday Feb 19th @ 7 pm in the Pierpont Commons, Commons Cafe or Thrusday, Feb 20th @7 pm in Angell Hall Room G127. Rec Sports Intercept Surveys will be available Thursday, Feb. 20th, noon -1pm at the CCRB, IMSB,NCRB.
The Health and Wellness Collective Impact (HWCI) for Student Life is an initiative to advance the Student Life Health and Wellness Common Agenda and Learning Outcomes.
"Know Your Story: Exploring Your Skills and Interests" - Feel Good Fridays 1/30
Save the Date: Inaugural William Monroe Trotter Lecture with Cheryl Clarke - February 10, 2015
Cardio Kickboxing at Trotter - Every Monday and Wednesday
Interested in being a participant in the LeaderShape Institute 2016? Below you will find all necessary information to applying for the Institute. Please note that spaces do fill up quickly. Don't miss this great opportunity!
It's housing search season! Beyond the Diag is hosting two Off-Campus Housing Fairs this fall! The housing fairs are meant to simplify the search for students seeking off-campus housing.
- North Campus
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
- Central Campus
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
MI Favorite Comic is a monthly comedy where students showcase their comedic talents every month for a chance to win cash prizesand advance to the finals.
Winners are chosen by the audience! So bring your friends, comedians!
Student comedians who won in previous rounds of MI Favorite Comic are now competing in the final round on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the League Ballroom at 7pm!
Are you a staff member interested in participating in the LeaderShape Institute? Are you a student who had a life changing experience at the Institute in the past? If you are interested in being a part of the LeaderShape Institute Faculty below you will find all important dates:
Long-Term On-Site Coordinator:
Student Life's Counseling & Psychological Services offers a number of undergraduate and graduate groups on a wide variety of topics, see below. Groups meet on the 3rd floor of the Michigan Union and starting dates vary, but typically begin 3-5 weeks after the start of the semester. Groups are free for U-M students.
Whether you keep your calendar the old-fashioned way or sync all of your events digitally, here are a few events that you'll want to make sure you've got on your schedule.
As you can see below, the graduation celebrations are already underway. Mark the dates!
The Student Advisory Board provides advice on pressing student issues to Dr. Royster Harper, the Vice President for Student Life. Biweekly meetings throughout the academic year encourage discussion on new initiatives and emergent issues.
October 29, 2020
At the beginning of the Fall semester, we provided an overview of our community’s shared behavior expectations in the context of COVID-19. We continue to provide ongoing outreach and education related to these expectations and we thank the vast majority of students for their commitment to safety as demonstrated by their compliance with our Culture of Care.
What we're doing with energy.
- Walk, bike or take a bus instead of driving.
- Set your printer to double-sided default to save paper.
- Look into sharing a printer with your housemates to reduce energy usage.
- Use power strips and shut them off at night.
After you vote, here are some events (hosted by CAPS) to help you take care of yourself.
The Intercultural Leadership Seminar (ILS) is designed for U.S. and international students who want to learn how to be more effective in a global environment. It will help you build cross-cultural knowledge and the insights you gain will prove invaluable in your future career.
- Use cloth napkins and dish towels instead of paper towels.
- Buy products with minimal packaging.
- Avoid disposable kitchen items like plastic utensils and paper plates.
- Carry an insulated mug for coffee to-go.
- Use single stream recycling bins.
- Know the difference between waste, recyclable, and compostable materials and dispose of them in the appropriate bins.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use the many refill stations on campus.
- Always fill the dishwasher “to the brim” before running.
- Shorten your shower and turn the water off while you brush your teeth.
- Wash laundry loads in cold water. Most HE detergents clean just as well in cold.
- Don’t flush extra medications. Google safe ways to dispose of medications.
- Michigan Dining composts pre- and post consumer food waste in all dining halls.
- Michigan Dining partners with The Food Recovery Network to donate uneaten, prepared foods to Food Gathers, a local food bank.
- During the growing season, weekly farmers markets are held on campus, in collaboration with Central Student Government.
- The UM campus farm is piloting a CSA with hope to incorporate the produce into the dining halls to create a closed loop system.
- Michigan Dining purchases produce from local farmers.
- Housing and University Unions use Aqueous Ozone Custodial services, eliminating the need for many cleaning chemicals.
- With the participation of Central Student Government, 11 residence halls, all University Unions buildings, and several Recreational Sports buildings have water refill stations.
- All first year students are given BPA-free, reusable water bottles.
- When it comes time to replace fixtures, low-flow fixtures are used.
- We use Energy Star certified appliances ovens, grills, coolers, freezers, fryers, washers, driers & more.
- Shop at local businesses.
- Eat in season and buy produce from local farmers.
- Cut down on food waste by sharing food and eating leftovers.
- Grow a garden.
- Consider going meatless on Mondays.
- Buy foods in bulk to cut down on packaging waste.