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  • Late Night Munchies features fun, food and entertainment, April 22

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A purple graphic for Late Night Munchies, with additional text reading Everyone is welcome, Monday, April 22, 8-9:30 p.m., Titan Dining Room, featuring some of your favorite snacks, chicken and waffle sliders, potato bar, wings, loaded fries, vegan options, fun activities, caricatures, henna, photo booth.ϲʲͼ Mercy’s annual Late Night Munchies event for students prior to the start of finals week is set for 8 p.m. Monday, April 22 in the Titan Dining Room on the McNichols Campus. Finals week is April 23-27.

    Late Night Munchies will feature wings, loaded fries, chicken and waffle sliders, hummus, ice cream bar, vegan options and halal chicken.

    Free entertainment includes two caricature artists, a henna artists and a photo booth. There is something for everyone, so bring a friend!

  • Offer feedback for UDM’s 2024 Strategic Plan virtually and in-person

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A dusk shot of the McNichols entrance of the ϲʲͼ.ϲʲͼ Mercy community, UDM’s 2024 Strategic Plan is here and the University is offering both virtual and in-person opportunities for you to provide feedback on the plan and its associated initiatives!

    The two virtual sessions () are set for Monday, April 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 23 from 12:45-2:15 p.m.These sessions will provide you with an overview of the planning process, introduce you to the two teams behind the plan — A Beacon of Change and For Titans and ϲʲͼ — and offer you the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.

    In addition to the virtual sessions, opportunities are being provided at the McNichols, Corktown and Riverfront campuses to discuss initiatives in person with members of the Strategic Planning Council at the following dates:

    • Riverfront Campus — April 23, 1:30-5 p.m., Law School Atrium
    • McNichols Campus — April 24, 12-1:30 p.m., Fountain Lounge, Student Union
    • McNichols Campus — April 25, 12-1:30 p.m., Library lobby
    • Corktown Campus — April 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Special Functions Room

    UDM is encouraging all employees and students to participate in these opportunities to learn about the Strategic Plan. We look forward to your input!

    The plan was crafted by the Strategic Planning Council after careful consideration from the University community and key stakeholders. It’s a mission-driven plan that addresses many facets of university life, including students, faculty, administrators, alumni and our wider community.

  • De-stress Fest offers prizes, food, games and fun on April 18

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A collage of photos from previous De-Stress Fests featuring students having fun with games and activities is featured on a graphic for 2024 De-Stress Fest. Additional text reads, April 18, 2024, 4-7 p.m., Student Fitness Center. A logo for University Recreation is in the center.The annual De-stress Fest, set for Thursday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m., is a chance to unwind before finals week at the Student Fitness Center with delicious food, exciting games, prizes and fun with your peers!

    All students are welcome to join the festivities.

  • Senior send-off event celebrates Class of 2024 on April 25

    Monday April 15, 2024

    Prospective graduating seniors, it’s time to take a break from studying for the event of the year! UDM will host a on Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m.

    It’s free for all graduating seniors to attend, but please !

    This new Senior Send-off event, in addition to the upcoming Destress Fest, will give graduating seniors the opportunity to celebrate the end of the 2023-24 school year, bid farewell to your undergraduate journey and celebrate with friends before moving into the new chapters of life!

    The event features:

    • Champagne toast with the President
    • Free Class of 2024 champagne glass
    • Free food, featuring an exclusive buffet which chicken and vegan options
    • Dessert bar
    • Mocktail bar — Margaritas and strawberry daiquiris
    • Cash only bar — Beer and wine
    • Graduating cap decorating
    • Photo booth

    The event is being hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council, Alumni Relations and the Student Life Office. With any questions, please contact Sonya Reyna at reynasv@udmercy.edu.

    A graphic for the Senior Send-Off event on April 25, 4-6 p.m. The event will be held in the Titan Club and features a Champagne Toast with the President, Graduation Cap Decorating, Dinner and Dessert, Beer/Wine cash bar and mocktails, photo both. At the bottom of the graphic reads, scan the QR code to register or go to ϲʲͼ Mercy Live.

  • UDM to celebrate student, faculty research projects

    Monday April 15, 2024
    A head shot photo of Terrell Strayhorn, wearing a suit.Terrell Strayhorn

    ϲʲͼ Mercy will recognize the academic work of students, staff and faculty at the 16th annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement (CSA) on Thursday, April 18 on the McNichols Campus.

    This University-wide event will feature traditional research posters, artistic displays, performances, lightning talks, a keynote address by an internationally known speaker and more.

    The event begins noon in the Student Union Ballroom with presentations of more than 150 research and creative exhibits including research posters, lightning talks, costume displays, poetry readings, product demonstrations and more. Box lunches will be available.

    A reception is planned for 4 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by a 5 p.m. presentation by Terrell Strayhorn titled “Fostering Students’ Sense of Belonging and Success through Undergraduate Research Engagement.”

    Drawing on a growing body of empirical evidence and theoretical insights, Strayhorn will highlight how active involvement in research projects, service and creative activities are integral to students achieving their academic goals, building social skills and developing personal identities that foster life-long success.

    Strayhorn is a leading authority in the fields of education, psychology and leadership. He has written more than 12 books and hundreds of academic publications. He is a professor of education and psychology and vice provost at Virginia Union University.

    His talk is designed to inspire educators and administrators to cultivate an environment where research engagement is a key driver of student belonging, engagement, and success.

    All events are free and open to everyone. Registration is required for .

    CSA events are made possibly through the support of Alliance Catholic Credit Union, the Delta Dental Foundation, ReBUILϲʲͼ and RIIS.

    For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Activities at 313-993-1469.

  • RSVP for Commencement 2024

    Monday April 15, 2024

    Graduating Class of 2024, we are looking forward to celebrating you during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11!

    RSVP (deadline is Friday, April 26) is required to attend the ceremonies. Please visit for more information!

    The two McNichols Campus ceremonies this year are:

    • Undergraduate (Bachelor) ceremony — 11 a.m.
    • Graduate (Master, Specialist, Doctoral) ceremony — 4 p.m.

    Three photos showcase various graduates during 2023 commencement ceremonies inside of Calihan Hall.

  • Prepare for finals week with Study Retreat on April 21

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A graphic for the Study Retreat, Sunday, April 21, Maxis Spirituality Center, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., All transportation and food provided, questions, email lawleran@udmercy.edu. Also features a ϲʲͼ Mercy University Ministry logo.University Ministry is hosting a retreat that allows you to bring your school work with you!

    , set for Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is a chance to get off campus, study in a quiet and relaxing space and have built-in optional study breaks that provide self-care and spiritual care into your life.

    It will be held at Maxis Spirituality Center in Riverview, Mich. All transportation and food will be provided. The retreat will end on campus with dinner provided by University Ministry.

    We will have time to share home-cooked meals together and be able to enter into finals prepared and equipped with the tools to take care of our whole persons, as our mission calls us to through cura personalis, which is the “care for the whole person, body, mind and soul.”

    There is limited space for this retreat in order to create an ideal study environment for participants.

    The last day to register is Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

    With any questions or concerns, please contact University Minister for Faith Formation Anna Lawler at 313-993-1925 or lawleran@udmercy.edu.

  • CCPD boot camp helps seniors transition to their new careers, April 29

    Monday April 15, 2024

    Center for Career & Professional Development invites all graduating seniors to attend the from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 29 inside the Student Union, Room 208.

    Once finals are over on the McNichols Campus, soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to take the time to fine tune their job search plans. The CCPD wants to help graduates transition from the classroom to their new careers. Lunch will be served after the event.

    Graduating seniors will:

    • Gain valuable advice from recruiters
    • Learn how to develop their personal brand
    • Explore the competencies that will make them career ready
    • Create an effective LinkedIn profile
    • Create a job search action plan
    • Get a free professional photo taken (Must pre-register)

    This event is designed to imitate the fast-pace of a boot camp, sessions will last 20 minutes each. Participants will have the opportunity to network with professionals from the ϲʲͼ Regional Partnership, Superior Industries and Plastipak.

    A green graphic featuring logos for the Center for Career and Professional Development, including additional text: Are you graduating and realize you need a Crash Course in how to find a job? This Bootcamp is for you, Gain valuable advice, take charge of your personal brand, learn to effectively use LinkedIn, Understand the Interview Process, Walk away with your job search action plan, Have your new LinkedIn photo take from a professional photographer, April 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union, 208, questions? Careerlink@udmercy.edu, Class of 2024.

  • DMTC TheatreLab presents: ‘Midterm Crisis’ on April 25

    Monday April 15, 2024

    A photo of Jeremy St. Martin sitting at a desk and sipping a drink. Text on the graphic reads, Midterm Crisis, with additional text reading April 25, 2024, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Reno 164.Midterm Crisis, an original work by UDM student Jeremy St. Martin, is a journey through the life of a Gen X-er’s time in college and the surprising and heartfelt lessons that can still be experienced at any stage of life.

    The productions are set for 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 inside of Reno Hall, Room 164.

    Midterm Crisis, directed by Sarah Hawkins Rusk, is a combination of published monologues, original works and storytelling — all of which encompasses topics from the absurdity of technological advancement, to the poignancy of grief.

    The performances run 45 minutes with no intermission. Seating is limited.

  • Help stock Little Free Pantry, April 17

    Monday April 15, 2024

    Help stock the Student Union’s Little Free Pantry by bringing non-perishable items to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office on Wednesday, April 17.

    The Little Free Pantry, located off of the Fountain Lounge by the stairs leading to the Loft and Titan Dining Room, is open to all University community members.

    Each donor will receive a raffle ticket to win a ϲʲͼ Mercy shirt.

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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.

    • Student Accessibility 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 SSS 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 2023

    • March 20, 2023: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2023-24
    • Aug. 16-26: Early Fall Intersession/Immersion/Experience (credit) 
    • Aug. 27: Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin
    • Aug. 28: CLASSES BEGIN
    • Sept. 3: Last Day to Add a Class (web closes at midnight) | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Sept. 2-4: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • Sept. 22: Deadline for Summer "I" grades 
    • Oct. 9-10: Fall Break (no classes/university open) 
    • Oct. 24: Mid-term Grades are due 
    • Oct. 30: Advising for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 6: Registration for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 17-18: Weekend Classes End (11 weeks) 
    • Nov. 20: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) 
    • Nov. 22: Presidential Bonus Day Off (no classes)
    • Nov. 23-26: Thanksgiving Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Dec. 12-16: Final Exam Week (Tuesday through Saturday) 
    • Dec. 16: Official End of Term I/Fall 
    • Dec. 18: Grades due by Noon for Term I/Fall
    • Dec. 18-23: Late Fall Immersion/Experience (non-credit) 
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    Important Dates for Winter 2024

    • Oct. 31, 2023: Advising for Term II Begins
    • Nov. 6: Registration Begins
    • Dec. 26 - Jan. 6, 2024: Winter 2024 Intercession
    • Jan. 7: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 8: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 14: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 15: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 9: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 3-9: Spring Break/Intersession/Immersion/Exp (credit)
    • Mar. 27: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Mar. 29-31: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 23-27: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 27: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 11: Baccalaureate/Commencement
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    Summer Session III 2024 (14 weeks)

    • Nov. 6, 2023 Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024 Registration Ends
    • May 6 Classes Begin for Summer I 2023
    • May 12 Last Day to Add a Class | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • May 29 Memorial Day (University Closed)
    • July 22: Last Day to Withdraw 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • July 4th: Independence Day Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Aug. 5-10: Final Exam Week 
    • Aug. 10: Official End of Term III

    Summer Session I 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024: Registration Ends 
    • May 6: Classes Begin
    • May 27: Memorial Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • June 22: Official End of Summer I 

    Summer Term II 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • June 23, 2024: Registration Ends
    • June 24: Classes Begin 
    • July 4: Independence Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • August 10: Official End of Summer II 
    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

    ϲʲͼ Public Safety/Emergency Line — 313-993-1123

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    ϲʲͼ 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 ϲʲͼ 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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