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  • October 28: Virtual talk on racist Zoombombing, Nov. 4

    Thursday October 28, 2021

    The Black Abolitionist Archive and the Student Life Office will co-sponsor a virtual talk on racist Zoombombing on Nov. 4 at noon.

    University of Michigan’s Hanah Stiverson and Kyle Lindsey will explore the phenomenon and what it means for us. Authors of the new book Racist Zoombombing, Stiverson and Lindsey note that it is more than just a new form of online trolling; it is a new form of racial violence.

    The Detroit Mercy community experienced a racist zoombombing last winter during its Black History Month celebration.

    RSVP for the talk on Detroit Mercy Live.
  • October 26: The Writing Center to host student workshops, beginning in November

    Tuesday October 26, 2021
    The Writing Center logo

    The Writing Center logoThe Writing Center (TWC) is pleased to announce several student workshops in the fall and winter semesters, beginning in early November.

    All workshops take place in Briggs 129 (next to TWC) and last about 45 minutes. Students who are interested in attending should reserve a spot by calling 313-993-1022 or emailing writingcenter@udmercy.edu. Space is limited to 10 students per workshop.

    In addition, TWC is also offering University faculty the option to request class visits or workshops for their students and departments. TWC is also open for in-person and online appointments during the fall semester, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Full Writing Center workshops schedule.
  • October 26: Important MarCom reminder: Stay on brand, don’t use ‘UDM’

    Tuesday October 26, 2021

    The Marketing & Communications Department (MarCom) would like to remind the Detroit Mercy community about the importance of brand consistency with regard to marketing and communication materials — including social media — for internal and external audiences and uses.

    Detroit Mercy’s Board of Trustees and senior leadership made a significant investment in the 2015-16 marketing and branding study that led to the Build a Boundless Future brand. Proper use of the Detroit Mercy brand is critical for the entire organization.

    Five years ago, the University stopped using the acronym “UDM” as shorthand for the University’s name and instituted Detroit Mercy. This is a reminder that the use of “UDM” goes against Detroit’s Mercy’s brand and is prohibited. The acronym “UDM” should not be used on flyers, promotional material, social media platforms, emails to students, potential students and community partners or in any other communications. The use of “UDM” diminishes the University’s brand and confuses people. MarCom appreciates everyone’s help on this to keep the Detroit Mercy’s brand strong and consistent. Let’s continue to be Titans Together for brand unity.

    MarCom provides the University community many different forms of editorial services. For general information about marketing and communications, visit the MarCom Toolbox website. MarCom also offers a variety of request forms to help you complete marketing and communications-related projects.

    Learn more about Detroit Mercy’s Brand Guide and Identity Standards online.
  • October 25: School of Architecture & Community Development to host first lecture of 2021-22 on Oct. 29

    Monday October 25, 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. There’s also a virtual option for those who wish to attend virtually.

    Click here to register to watch the lecture virtually.
  • October 25: Random testing coming, here are some resources

    Monday October 25, 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 25: Support Safety Street with candy donations

    Monday October 25, 2021
    A volunteer hands out candy at the annual Safety Street event

    A volunteer hands out candy at the annual Safety Street eventHelp support Safety Street, Detroit Mercy’s annual trick-or-treat event, by donating candy and sweets to ensure a fun, safe and successful event in 2021.

    The 32nd annual event is a “curbside” event once again and is set for Friday, Oct. 29 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. The location this year is Lot F just in front of Titan Field on the McNichols’ Campus.

    All candy donations should be delivered to the Fitness Center from Monday through Thursday, Oct. 25-28. Donations will be accepted by Student Life up until noon on Oct. 28 ahead of the event on Oct. 29. The largest donation will be awarded a Safety Street T-shirt from Student Life for each participant.

    Learn more about the event at Detroit Mercy Live.
  • October 25: College of Engineering & Science to host annual research symposium, Oct. 29

    Monday October 25, 2021

    The College of Engineering & Science’s annual research symposium is set for Friday, Oct. 29 from approximately 9:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

    Each year, the College of Engineering & Science highlights the research by undergraduate and graduate students. The College of Engineering & Science invites hundreds of high school students and alumni to experience the academic research achievements of our students.

    Prizes are awarded to the students for research excellence in both the Engineering and Sciences categories, as well as a participant-voted “People’s Choice” Award. For more information on the symposium, please contact Professor of Biology Mary Tracy-Bee or visit the research symposium website.

Student Spotlight

Thursday October 14, 2021
Norwegian student-athlete finds a home at Detroit Mercy
Men

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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