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May 2016


Save the Date Homecoming

SAVE THE DATES: Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 2

Detroit Mercy Night at Comerica Park registration now open

Join the University community at Detroit Mercy Night at Comerica Park on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins. The University will be recognized during pregame festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. until game time at 7:08 p.m.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • $21 - Game ticket in section 211-214
  • $50 - Game ticket in section 211-214 and tailgate
  • $36 - Game ticket in section 112-113
  • $65 - Game ticket in section 112-113 and tailgate

There will be a tailgate from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club preceding the game, which includes a picnic dinner and one complimentary drink ticket. Five dollars from each ticket will go to Detroit Mercy's General Scholarship Fund. The first 500 people to purchase tickets will receive a Detroit Mercy/Detroit Tigers baseball cap. Join the fun and show your school pride with Tommy Titan, the Pep Band, the Cheer Team and Dance Team, in addition to students, faculty and staff at this special evening. Find out more and get your tickets now!

Save the Date Comerica

Architecture renovation needs your help!

This summer, thanks to the generosity of alumni Steve '74 '76 and Beth '74 Pagnotta, the School of Architecture will turn its attention to the lower level of the Warren Loranger Architecture Building, upgrading five studios and two workshops. It is the last major step in the renovation of the building. To learn more about this project and make a gift, see the Studio for Scholars web page.

Titan 10 - A Taste of Europe

Join us on June 23 for a special evening for recent graduates (2006-2016) at the Detroit Yacht Club. Think Europe and wine on the water. We will be featuring a selection of wine from several regions in Europe for your tasting pleasure. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event registration page.

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Share your story

Matt Guinta Alumni Profile

Matt Guinta '07, '08 was one of many alumni who visited our videobooth earlier this year to share his thoughts about what University of Detroit Mercy means to him. See what he had to say and click here to share your own story. You can see what other people are saying online.

Spirit of UDM

Spirit of UDM 2016

The University celebrated the third annual Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards event, April 22. Pictured with Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. (third from right) are honorees Meredith R. Phillips '94, '97; Richard M. Golden, D.D.S. '71; Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. '67; James H. Timberlake '74; Michael A. Carter, Sr. '72, '78; Henry A. Nickol '55 and Phyllis E. Peters Look '51. More than 350 alumni and friends attended the event to congratulate the honorees. To watch videos of their remarks and check out a photo gallery of the event, visit the Spirit of UDM page.

Keegan-Michael Key '93 talks Detroit Mercy during Keanu promotion

Key and Peele Screenshot from Interview

One of comedy's biggest stars is also a Detroit Mercy alumnus. Check out what Keegan-Michael Key of "Key & Peele" had to say about Detroit Mercy and his hometown.

Alumni Day of Service

Alumni Day of Service

This past Saturday, the University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Association Board hosted a day of service, in conjunction with the national initiative I Make A Difference: National Jesuit Alumni Service 2016, on both the McNichols and Riverfront campuses, April 30.

On the McNichols Campus, approximately 30 volunteers cleaned the athletic fields, prepared Jesuit gardens for planting and cleaned up the McNichols neighborhood west of campus as well as Fraternity House Row on Fairfield Street. On the Riverfront Campus, approximately 40 School of Law alumni partnered with Ss. Peter and Paul Church and the Pope Francis Center to plant and landscape the courtyard, prepare food as well as collect and sort donations for the homeless in the Pope Francis Center, and clean around Ss. Peter and Paul Church and the surrounding neighborhood. See photo gallery of the event.

Jesuit Alumni and Friends

Want to network and connect with other Jesuit friends and alumni in the Detroit area? Attend the Jesuit Alumni & Friends of Detroit Spring Luncheon on May 19 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Guest Speakers are Terrence G. Berg, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and his wife Anita Sevier, Community Outreach Coordinator for Gesu School in Detroit.

Individual tickets are $40. Find out more and reserve your seat today.

Jane on Six walk, May 7

The Live6 Alliance and Detroit Collaborative Design Center invite all members of the University community to participate in Jane on Six, the Live6 Jane Jacob's Walk, on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Meet at the McNichols Campus entrance off McNichols Road.

Jane on Six is a two-mile walk around the Livernois & Six Mile corridors, which will focus on the history and culture of the area. For more information, contact Detroit Collaborative Design Center Consultant Julia Kowalski at 313-993-1037 or

Thank you, Boston!

Boston Alumni

President Antoine M. Garibaldi and UDM representatives visited Boston this past Tuesday to mix and mingle and share the University's progress on its major strategic initiatives.