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  • July 30: Virtual open house for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program

    Friday July 30, 2021

    Now is the time to earn that graduate degree you’ve dreamed of. Explore the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program through a virtual open house on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 12-1 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 5-6 p.m.

    This individualized program is for those who wish to explore and understand the social, cultural and humanistic dimensions and context of today’s world and their own individual lives. Attendees can speak with Martin Leever, professor of Philosophy and director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, during the open house.

    Learn more and register.
  • July 27: Vaccination Requirement Promotional Drawings from July 28 – Aug. 4

    Tuesday July 27, 2021

    On Wednesday, July 28, the University will begin a vaccination requirement promotion that will consist of drawings for both students and employees. This promotion is open to all who have fulfilled the University’s vaccination requirement by uploading proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption. If you have already completed this step, then you are automatically entered to win!

    Prizes

    To encourage remaining students and employees to upload their proof of vaccination as soon as possible, the University will offer prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 gift cards as well as a personalized parking spot for a student and employee. The daily drawings will run each business day between July 28 through August 4. The School of Dentistry students and employees will have a separate drawing on August 5 and 6. Winners will be notified via Detroit Mercy email. Don’t miss your opportunity to cash in or have a prime parking spot for the term.

    Employees

    As a reminder, employees can easily upload their proof of vaccination here:  Employee Proof of Vaccination

    If you have a unique circumstance that did not allow you to file for an exemption by the July 12 deadline and you need to do so, please contact employeewaiver@udmercy.edu for next steps.  Should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at hr@udmercy.edu.

    Students

    Students can upload proof of a vaccination to Med+Proctor, a healthcare technology company that supports the immunization verification process for colleges and universities. Uploading your COVID-19 vaccination proof with Med+Proctor is easy, secure and free.

    You can find the exemption form by clicking here: Student Medical, Religious or Philosophical Exemption Request Form

    For a misplaced card:

    Every vaccine should be recorded in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). The contact information is listed below. If you received a vaccination from Rite Aid Pharmacy at the University-held clinics, you may also try to contact Rite Aid Pharmacy locally or online to see if they can validate a new card for you. The University does not keep vaccine clinic registrant information.

    How do I obtain a copy of my State of Michigan Immunization Record?

    Your Doctor or your Local Health Department can print an Official State of Michigan Immunization Record for you. Alternately, you can request your record by mail/fax using this form (pdf).  International requests must include an email address.  We cannot fax or phone internationally. Request Official State of Michigan Immunization Record Form (pdf) Michigan Care Improvement Registry – Call: 517.335.8159

  • July 26: Deadline approaching to upload your vaccination confirmation — a Message from Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

    Monday July 26, 2021
    Titans Together taking our shot against COCID-19

    Dear Detroit Mercy Community:

    I am writing to thank all of you who have provided your vaccination information and, more importantly, to urge colleagues and students who have not uploaded your vaccination confirmation to do so now. The University’s deadline of August 16 is almost three weeks away, so it is imperative that you comply with this requirement as soon as possible.

    On June 10, the university announced that all students, faculty and staff would be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the fall semester begins for the safety of everyone on our campuses and the surrounding communities. This decision was arrived at after considerable consultation and discussion among numerous campus constituencies; and, as the health data have shown in recent months, we feel confident that being vaccinated is the most effective and safest way for the University to return to in-person events, conduct in-class instruction and restore the vibrancy of all of our campuses. Moreover, demonstrating our “care for each other and ourselves” through this action epitomizes the Jesuit and Mercy mission and values on which the University was founded. As we have already seen through our successful Titans Together campaign, the number of cumulative COVID-19 cases was very small because the Detroit Mercy community collectively followed safety protocols that have kept colleagues healthy and safe. Obtaining your vaccination and uploading your vaccine information will make our campus community even safer as we return to campus this fall.

    Please take a few minutes and go to the online system for students and employees to confidentially verify your vaccination status or request a waiver. To get started, employees please click here; students can go here. To help encourage everyone in helping to make our Detroit Mercy community safe, we will offer a series of prize drawings starting next week. More information on the drawings is forthcoming.

    Currently, only a few hundred faculty, staff and students have uploaded their vaccination information. If the University is unable to achieve a high enough vaccine rate for faculty, staff and students, the University will reinstate several emergency measures that we have previously used. This may mean that large gatherings will be restricted, social distancing will be in effect and masks will be required. I hope that we do not have to implement these safety practices; but based on scientific information gathered during the pandemic, these measures help prevent transmission of the coronavirus and its variants.

    If employees and students do not upload their proof of vaccination or do not receive a waiver, the University will have to implement actions such as employee separations and placing holds on student accounts that may prevent them from registering for winter 2022 classes.

    Thank you for giving this message serious attention, and I look forward to seeing you all on campus soon.

    Sincerely,
    Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

  • July 23: Sink your teeth into food truck lunches in July

    Friday July 23, 2021

    Enjoy a tasty food truck lunch with fellow Titans when Detroit Mercy hosts Tres Leches in Sacred Heart Square on July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tres Leches returns to the McNichols Campus with a menu featuring quesadillas, tamales, tacos and more.

    Food Truck Tuesdays flyer of trucks in a line up with dates of July 13, July 20 and July 27

  • July 16: Aetna student insurance website now live

    Friday July 16, 2021

    Aetna’s website to enroll or waive student insurance is now live at aetnastudenthealth.com. Please contact Aetna Student Health at 877-626-2308 should you have any questions.

  • July 12: COVID-19 vaccines available at Student Fitness Center July 17

    Monday July 12, 2021

    COVID-19 vaccines will be available for adults and children 12 and older at Detroit Mercy’s Student Fitness Center on Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The vaccines are offered as part of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s health and wellness expo. Additional resources include health screenings for adults, insurance enrollment assistance, vendor booths and fitness demonstrations. Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will speak at the expo.

    The event is free and open to the public. Face masks are required and attendees will be screened for COVID-19 upon entry.

    For more information and to register, visit DMC.org/expo.
  • July 12: Scholarships available through state’s COVID-19 vaccine raffle

    Monday July 12, 2021

    The state of Michigan recently announced its MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes, which includes nine four-year Michigan Education Trust scholarships — valued at $55,000 each — for Michigan residents ages 12-17 who are vaccinated against COVID-19.

    The lottery-style raffle includes additional prizes for vaccinated adults.

    Visit the state’s website to register for the sweepstakes.

Student Spotlight

Monday June 07, 2021
Student Spotlight: Mike Doryen
International student Mike Doryen poses with his new diploma.

Our Student Spotlight shines on international student and 2021 graduate Mike Doryen! Hometown: Monrovia, Liberia Year & Major:  2021 graduate, Master of Business Administration and …

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

    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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