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  • October 22: Cybersecurity Club to meet Monday evenings

    Friday October 22, 2021

    Join the Cybersecurity Club for meetings this fall. The group meets every Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Briggs Building, room 217 on the second floor.

    This year, the Cybersecurity Club plans to bring in cyber experts as guest speakers, work on cyber competitions, learn cyber tools and technologies and discuss careers.

    If you have any questions, contact Thomas Mueller, President of the Cybersecurity Club, at muellertr@udmercy.edu.

    Learn more about the Cybersecurity Club.
  • October 22: Helpful tips as Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to close

    Friday October 22, 2021

    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Department of Homeland Security created Cybersecurity Awareness Month to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all individuals have the information and tools to be safer and more secure online. Below are eight tips you can put into action now.

    Tip No. 1: Make a long, unique passphrase

    A passphrase is a sentence that is at least 12 characters long that you would use in place of a password. For example: TommyTitanIsMy#1Hero!

    Tip No. 2: Use two-factor or multi-factor authentication

    Use two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) whenever offered. If MFA is not enabled on your Detroit Mercy email account, contact helpdesk@udmercy.edu to have this security feature turned on.

    Tip No. 3: When in doubt, throw it out

    Be wary of clicking on links or downloading anything that comes from someone you don’t know or that you were not expecting. Don’t trust links!

    Tip No. 4: Keep a clean machine

    Configure your devices — computers, smartphones and tablets — to automatically update or notify you when a security update is available.

    Tip No. 5: Back it up

    Protect your work by making an electronic copy and storing it safely. If your device falls victim to a cyber threat or hardware failure, you will be able to restore your data from a backup.

    Tip No. 6: Secure your online presence

    Every time you sign up for a new account, create a new group — including Office365 Teams and Groups — download a new app or get a new device, configure the security and privacy settings appropriately. Check these settings at least once a year.

    Tip No. 7: Share with care

    Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it might affect you and others.

    Tip No. 8: Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots

    Public wireless networks and hotspots are not secure, which means that anyone could potentially see what you are doing on your laptop or smartphone while you are connected to them. Limit what you do on public Wi-Fi and avoid logging in to key accounts, such as email and financial services.

  • October 22: School of Architecture & Community Development to host first lecture of 2021-22 on Oct. 29

    Friday October 22, 2021

    Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture & Community Development (SACD) is hosting its first lecture of the academic year on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Loranger Architecture Building’s exhibit hall.

    The lecture focuses on the book, Teaching and Designing in Detroit: Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice, edited by former Dean Stephen Vogel and Professor Libby Balter Blume. Serving as keynote speakers are Leslie Kanes Weisman, author of Discrimination by Design, and Sharon Egretta Sutton, author of When Ivory Towers Were Black, who provide framework for the book. Additional authors will participate in a panel discussion following the keynote speakers.

    An exhibit that features content from book contributors is paired with the lecture. The exhibit is open Oct. 24-29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The lecture and exhibit are free and open to the public.

  • October 22: Titans Together: COVID-19 data update, Oct. 22

    Friday October 22, 2021

    University of Detroit Mercy is posting active and cumulative cases of COVID-19 for fall 2021 on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email.

    As of Friday, Oct. 22, there were 6 active cases of students or employees who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 since Oct. 1, 2021; they are in isolation. There were 59 total cases for fall 2021. The total number of known cases among students or employees since March 2020 is 406.

    Visit the Titans Together website at udmercy.edu/titanstogether.

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  • October 22: Campus Wellness Hold may affect winter and summer term registration for students

    Friday October 22, 2021

    We would like to thank all of you who have complied with the University’s vaccination/exemption requirement and safety protocols.

    As noted in President Garibaldi’s Sept. 23 email, students who do not upload their proof of vaccination or receive an authorized exemption will have a Campus Wellness Hold placed on their account that will prevent winter and summer term registration.

    The Campus Wellness hold is solely related to the non-compliance of providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or not applying for and receiving an exemption.

    Please note:

    • Having a hold placed on your account will prevent registration for winter term 2022 or summer term 2022 classes.
    • This will not affect your current fall term 2021 classes, residential housing, or access to campus at this time.

    To comply with the University’s vaccination/exemption requirement and safety protocols and avoid the Campus Wellness Hold, one of the steps below must be taken:

    Once one of the actions has been completed, a report will be sent the COVID Care Team that will verify either the vaccination or exemption.  Once verified, the Campus Wellness Hold will be removed within 2 business days.

    Should you have questions about the Campus Wellness Hold, please reach out to the COVID CARE Hotline 313-993-3399 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • October 22: Random testing coming, here are some resources

    Friday October 22, 2021

    The University remains committed to ensuring the safety and health of our employees, while at the same time maintaining a vibrant campus experience for students and employees.

    As announced by University President Antoine M. Garibaldi in September, the University is initiating random surveillance testing of students and employees. The testing requirement will be implemented in different stages and may result in both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and students being randomly selected to provide proof of COVID-19 status. Individuals are responsible for getting the testing completed and will be advised about uploading the results.

    A description of the process is forthcoming. Like many universities, Detroit Mercy has made this decision out of an abundance of caution and based on our Jesuit and Mercy mission, which calls for the care for the whole person. Providing a safe on-campus experience for faculty, staff, students and our community remains our goal.

    In preparation for the surveillance testing and implementation, we are providing information about several FREE testing resources available in addition to paid testing services should you require a COVID test.

    • Find a Test Site
    • County Services: contact health department of your county of residence. There is no cost for these tests.
    • State Services at Michigan.gov
    • Lynxdx.com: register online for drive-through testing sites. Results are sent through email or text typically within 24 hours. There is no cost for these tests.
    • Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens: Appointments required. Sites normally offer drive-through testing process. Please refer to pharmacy websites for further information and scheduling. Students or employees may need to create an account as instructed by the pharmacy for retrieving test results. Insurance may be used or costs are patient’s responsibility.
    • QuickVue: This at-home test can be found in most pharmacy locations. Note that a viable test requires two tests taken 24 to 36 hours apart. If choosing this option, you must submit results from both tests.
  • October 22: Student Success Center offers academic services to students

    Friday October 22, 2021

    As you get settled into your classes, please remember the Student Success Center (SSC) is here and ready to help with any of your academic needs. The SSC provides students a variety of academic services, including free tutoring, learning studios and professional mentoring.

    Visit the SCC website to learn more.

    Make an appointment for tutoring using SSC’s online tutoring scheduler, AccuCampus. Your professors may also use AccuCampus to help connect you with other resources on campus, so please be sure to look out for any “action items” that may come your way.

    Watch this video to learn how to make appointments and view action items.

Student Spotlight

Thursday October 14, 2021
Norwegian student-athlete finds a home at Detroit Mercy
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Before this year, Daniel Larsson had never been to Michigan. He had only visited the United States a couple times growing up. Yet Larsson was …

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    Student Success and Academic Support

    Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center offers a testing center, tutoring and study groups, professional mentoring, athlete study table, placement testing, and more. Some of the programs listed below are also part of the Student Success Center.

    • Academic Interest and Major Exploration (AIME)- Developmental advising and peer mentoring to conditionally admitted students.

    • Disability Support Services- available to all currently enrolled students who have documented disabilities that substantially limit them in one or more major life activities. Individuals eligible for services may have, but are not limited to, the following types of disabilities: mobility, orthopedic, hearing, visual, learning, psychological and attentional.

    • KCP Program - Michigan students who can benefit from improving their academic skills. Professional, confidential academic support.

    • Personal Counseling - Professional outpatient counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment is available to students at no charge.

    • Tutoring Appointments - SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history and English. Make an appointment.

    • Learning Studios - Weekly study sessions by tutors who help with specific sections of courses throughout the term. Includes courses in Math Functions (Algebra), Math Analysis (Calculus), Physical and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and English.

    TRiO Student Support Services

    TRiO is a federally funded program designed to provide underrepresented student populations. It provides assistance with scholarship applications, academic success planning, mentoring and more.

    The Writing Center

    Work on any stage of the writing process. with peer consultants. Review your assignments, drafts, instructor feedback and questions. Get support if English is not your first language.

    Student Advising

    Work with your faculty advisor to reflect on your academic and career goals and to track your academic progress.

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    Important Dates

    Important Date Info for Fall Term 2021

    • March 15, 2021: Advising Begins For Term I Fall 2021-2022
    • March 22: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2021-2022
    • August 13: Deadline For December 2021 Graduation Applications
    • August 27: Drops for Non-payment at Close of Business
    • August 29: Last Day to Make a Payment for Term I Fall 2021-22 without a Late Fee Assessment
    • August 30: CLASSES BEGIN
    • September 5: Last Day to Register, | Add/Drop Ends | Last Day for 100% Refund, to Drop a Course Without a "W",  to Declare Audit or Pass/Fail Option
    • September 4-6: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • October 11-12: Fall Break - University Open but NO classes
    • November 1: Advising For Term II Winter and Summer 2021-2022 Begins
    • November 9: Registration For Term II Winter and Summer 2021-2022 Begins
    • November 22: Last Day to Withdraw From Class
    • November 25-28: Thanksgiving Recess (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • December 14-18: Final Exam Week
    • December 18: Official End of Term
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

     

    Important Dates for Winter 2022

    • Nov. 8: Registration Begins 
    • Jan. 9: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 10: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 16: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 17: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 11: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 7-12: Mid-Winter/Spring Break
    • Mar. 30: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Apr. 15-17: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 26-30: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 30: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 14: Baccalaureate/Commencement
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

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    Emergency Assistance

    In case of emergencies outside of Wellness Center and Clinic hours, please contact the following:

    Emergency Assistance

    911 Police – Fire – Medical

    University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety/Emergency Line — 313-993-1123

    Call for help

    University of Detroit Mercy Public Safety Escort Services
    McNichols Campus — 313-993-1234
    School of Law — 313-993-1234
    School of Dentistry — 313-494-6706

    TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) — 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255

    HELP Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) — 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)

    Crisis Text Line Get Help Now (24/7) — Text START to 741-741

    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Sexual Assault National Line — 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

    Rape Victim’s Assistance Program at Detroit Police Department Crisis Line — 313-833-1660

    Collegiate Assistance Program (Nurse Line 24/7) — 877-643-5130

    Center for Disease Control, National STD and AIDS Hotline — 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

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