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August 2016


Homecoming Weekend 2016

Homecoming Welcome Home

Join us for Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1! We promise two days of fun, fellowship and festivities with something for everyone: the new Detroit Decades Dash 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk, a St. Francis Club-style tug-of-war and post party, Detroit Street Fair, campus-wide BBQ, vow renewal and Mass, college and school open houses and programs, tours of Lansing-Reilly Hall, scavenger hunt, alumni basketball game, Titan women's soccer game, and more. Check out the complete list of activities and register!

We are also looking for alumni volunteers to help with the weekend's activities. If you are interested in helping out, please email

School of Architecture Activities

Friday: Pre-lecture reception, student-led tours and Innovation Detroit TED-type talks from recent alumni working in Detroit

Saturday: Open house, student exhibits and update from Dean Will Wittig

School of Dentistry Activities

Friday: Continuing Education Program titled, "The Three Drivers of Sustained Practice Growth and Success" (RSVP required)

College of Engineering & Science Activities

Friday: Dedication of the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education—plus a special surprise (Registration coming soon)

Saturday: Chemistry and Engineering Buildings open houses

School of Law Activities

Friday: Golf outing and dinner at the Inn at St. John's (RSVP required)

College of Business Administration Activities

Friday: 9 Businesses, a film about Detroit entrepreneurs, and a discussion

Saturday: Open House and Wall Street demonstrations in the Financial Markets Lab

College of Liberal Arts & Education Activities

Friday: Live studio audience participation at a taping of Detroit Mercy's "Ask the Professor"

Saturday: Open House

College of Health Professions Activities

Friday: Student-led tours of ongoing renovations

Detroit Decades Dash 5K Registration Now Open!

Get in on the ground floor of a new Detroit tradition: The Detroit Decades Dash. This year's theme is the 1980s, and there are prizes for the best costumes. So dig out your pink and black Spandex, your power suits with big shoulder pads, your biggest hair and that Members Only jacket.

Call for Tug Teams!

Looking for a reason to reunite with your old UDM crew? Bring them home to participate in a friendly game of tug-of-war! More info here.

Detroit Mercy Night at Comerica Park

Make sure to get your tickets for Detroit Mercy Night at Comerica Park on Tuesday, Sept. 13. We only have 50 tickets left, so get your RSVP in right away!

Comerica Park Detroit Mercy banner

School of Dentistry Community Dental Care

Students from the School of Dentistry Clinic hosted a sealant program event for children in need of dental services. See media coverage from WXYZ Action News 7, WXON TV 20 and Detroit Mercy news release.

Special Olympics Dental

Various faculty members partnered with Special Olympics Special Smiles and performed oral screenings during the Michigan Special Olympics Summer Games.

Cornerstone Dental

University of Detroit Mercy's Titans for Teeth School Based Mobile Dental Clinic visited Cornerstone School, Aug. 1-4. Dental students under the supervision of licensed dentists and/or dental hygienist faculty member provided free dental care to children in the area, including X-rays, cleanings, extractions and fillings.

New neighborhood development

The City of Detroit turns development efforts towards the neighborhood surrounding the University. The initiative is called the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project and is aimed at the rehabilitation of vacant and dilapidated parcels in northwest Detroit neighborhoods. See the Crain's Detroit Business, BLAC Detroit and eGlobalTravelMedia articles online for more information.

Neighborhood Development Photo

CASEE Lab Update

Auburn Hills-based TI Automotive Chairman, CEO and President Bill Kozyra '80, has donated $1 million to University of Detroit Mercy for the new Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education (CASEE) lab in the College of Engineering & Science. Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Southfield-based DENSO North America all provided grants helping fund the center. Private donations from alumni were also made.

Make sure you don't miss out on the CASEE dedication during Homecoming Weekend. Registration coming soon.

Movie Night at Calihan Hall

Come join fellow current students and alumni at the inaugural Movie Night at Calihan Hall on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Following a viewing of the film, Remember the Titans, there will be a music stage and food trucks set up behind Calihan Hall from 9 to 11 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Thank You!

Thank You!

We are so grateful to the 7,095 Difference Makers who contributed to the many successes of Detroit Mercy's 2015-16 academic year!