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  • November 22: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Monday November 22, 2021

    Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28. All campuses will reopen on Monday, Nov. 29.

    We hope that everyone stays safe and enjoys the holiday. Remember to give thanks for all of the good things and people in your life!

    Frame made of pumpkins, pears and autumn leaves with happy thanksgiving text.

  • November 22: Holidays begin with tree lighting, De-Stress Fest

    Monday November 22, 2021

    Ring in the holiday season with fellow Titans during the Christmas Tree Lighting and De-Stress Fest on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. The tree lighting is scheduled for 5 p.m.

    Students can hone their crafting abilities by making lip balm, Christmas ornaments and stovetop potpourri. Hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and prizes will be available.

    Roll away the stress from the fall semester at the Play-Doh table, or cozy up with Bentley, the Student Success Center’s service dog, while enjoying live music coordinated by University Ministry. Students can also participate in “Elf Training School” games, which include an indoor snowball fight and a Christmas-themed sack race.

    The event is co-sponsored by University Ministry, Student Life, Residence Life, the Student Fitness Center, the Wellness Center and the Student Success Center.

    A flyer for University of Detroit Mercy's Christmas Tree Lighting and De-Stress Fest event, held Dec. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. inside the Student Fitness Center. The tree lighting occurs at 5 p.m. Crafts and prizes will be available as well as holiday treats and live music. The graphic features Detroit Mercy's logo at the top and inside the Christmas tree's star, as well as several wrapped presents near the tree.

  • November 22: Sign-up to be a chili chef for Titan Winter Blast!

    Monday November 22, 2021
    Graphic with a picture of chili and a piece of bread. Text reads Chili Cook-Off, Do you have what it takes to whip up some winning chili? If yes, sign-up to serve as a chili cfed at (arrow pointing) Titan Winter Blast. All teams receive: $50 VISA gift card, Two Detroit Mercy branded aprons, Free admission for 10, and more! Saturday, Feb. 26

    Graphic with a picture of chili and a piece of bread. Text reads Chili Cook-Off, Do you have what it takes to whip up some winning chili? If yes, sign-up to serve as a chili cfed at (arrow pointing) Titan Winter Blast. All teams receive: $50 VISA gift card, Two Detroit Mercy branded aprons, Free admission for 10, and more! Saturday, Feb. 26It’s time to put your best chili recipe together and gather your team for the Titan Winter Blast!

    Alumni Relations is looking for 8-10 chili chef duos, with each group consisting of one student and one alumnus affiliated through a currently existing student organization.

    Teams are to be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and must include the name of an alumnus and a student in order to be confirmed. All teams will be set by the end of December.

    Each team will be supplied with a $50 VISA gift card to contribute towards the expenses of chili, two Detroit Mercy branded aprons, tasting cups and spoons, a burner for the chili, utensils as well as free admission for up to 10 guests of your choosing (including chefs).

    The Chili Cook-off is slated for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Fitness Center prior to the Detroit Mercy men’s basketball game against Purdue Fort Wayne.

    For more information or to have questions answered, contact Assistant Director for Alumni Relations Angelina Jaroszewski by email at or visit the website below.

    Sign-up to be a chili chef for the Titan Winter Blast.
  • November 22: Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds available to students

    Monday November 22, 2021

    University students, who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, may receive additional funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) as part of the American Rescue Plan. Students who received a grant from the previous HEERF III application earlier this semester are not eligible to apply.

    Grants are available to any student who was enrolled anytime between the Winter 2020 semester through Fall 2021. These grant funds can be used to cover any component of your cost of attendance, including tuition balances and food, housing, computer and medical expenses.

    The priority deadline to apply is Dec. 3. Submission of an application does not guarantee an award. Awards will be prioritized for students with exceptional need or undergraduates with extraordinary financial circumstances. Students will be notified by email if they have been selected for a HEERF III grant, usually within 14-21 days.

    If you have been affected by COVID-19 and need financial assistance, click here to apply for a HEERF III grant.
  • November 19: Register mobile devices for emergency alerts, future school closings 

    Friday November 19, 2021

    If you have not already done so, Detroit Mercy encourages you to register for emergency communications alerts. Be among the first to receive alerts on campus-wide class cancellations or other emergency notices through the RAVE Mobile Safety System. 

    Detroit Mercy takes preparation for emergency situations very seriously, and one important component of being ready is to have our entire University community connected to our emergency alert system. 

    If you do not have a mobile device, you may register an email address or voice-line for emergency alerts. All contact information stored in the alert system remains completely confidential and will not be used anywhere else within the University, nor by our emergency alert provider, RAVE Mobile Safety System. 

    It is important that students and employees register even if they are not at the McNichols, Corktown or Riverfront campuses. 

    Get started with the registration process with this step-by-step guide. Please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 313-993-1500 with questions, or visit the department on the second floor of the Fisher Administration Center. 

    1. Visit the RAVE Emergency Alert System webpage and click the registration button. 
    2. You will be taken to the Emergency Alert System register/log-in page. 
    3. Enter your Detroit Mercy username and My Portal password. 
    4. You will be taken to the “My Account” page. 
    5. You will be asked to give a mobile number, or you may click on the “mobile phones – add” button. 
    6. Enter your mobile number and press “continue.” 
    7. Verify your carrier, or select it from the dropdown list. 
    8. RAVE will text a confirmation code to your mobile phone. 
    9. Enter the code in the space provided and click “continue.” 
    10. You will receive a confirmation message. 
    11. You are now registered and ready to receive alerts. 
    12. Click “done.” Feel free to add additional mobile phones, voice-only lines or email accounts by clicking on the appropriate button. 

    Should your contact information change at any point, please be sure to update it.

  • November 19: Jesuit Virtual Exchange Programs benefit faculty, students

    Friday November 19, 2021

    For the third consecutive year, Detroit Mercy students enrolled in Spanish courses have the opportunity to meet with students in Spanish-speaking countries participating in the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL), which consists of 33 Jesuit universities in Latin America.

    Students studying Spanish with Adjunct Professor Tizziana Carmona during the fall 2021 semester have met virtually with students from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, located in Cali, Colombia, to improve language proficiency in Spanish while building friendships and mutual understanding.

    Dual language immersion programming is available to students studying Spanish and English from all Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and AUSJAL partners. In addition, the AJCU and AUSJAL provide virtual faculty exchanges. Associate Professor of Health Services Administration Renady Hightower has held several virtual learning sessions with colleagues from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana over the last two years.

    These exchanges were coordinated through Detroit Mercy’s Language & Cultural Training program. For information about opportunities to collaborate virtually with Jesuit institutions across the globe, please contact Lara Wasner at 313-993-1191 or

  • November 19: Detroit Mercy Pep Band Still Accepting New Members

    Friday November 19, 2021
    Pep Band Practice Session

    The Detroit Mercy Titan Pep Band, which plays at all home men’s and women’s basketball games, is still accepting new members for the 2021-22 season. All instruments are welcome.

    All students are welcome to join the pep band at its next practices on Nov. 22 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Ed & Brooks room on the second floor of Calihan Hall.

    Scholarship money is available for all active members.

    Please contact Dean Haddad,, or President Joe Jessop,, with questions or for additional information. Learn more about the Pep Band by visiting its webpage.

Student Spotlight

Monday November 08, 2021
Biology freshman eager to achieve dental dreams at Detroit Mercy
Hannah Benford poses for a photo next to a body of water in a park.

Hannah Benford is only a few months into her undergraduate career at University of Detroit Mercy, but already has her eyes set on a bright …

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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.


    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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