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  • Motown to be performed by Music Club, University Chorus

    Wednesday February 21, 2024
    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading Detroit Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of Detroit Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

    Music from Motown, Spirituals, Afrobeats and more will be presented at the concert celebrating Black History Month, performed by Detroit Mercy’s University Chorus and Music Club.

    The concert is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Forest Branch of the Detroit Public Library.

    The branch is at 7117 W. 7 Mile Road, just west of Livernois for the University community and neighborhood. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Students will present solos and group numbers celebrating and honoring black artists over the last 150 years.

    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading Detroit Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of Detroit Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

  • Admissions Reply Deadline extended to June 1 due to FAFSA delays

    Tuesday February 20, 2024
    A snowy aerial photo of the McNichols Campus, showcasing the Student Union, clock tower and other buildings.

    Due to 2024’s FAFSA delay, the University has extended their reply deadline from May 1 to June 1.

    For full information and next steps, visit sussvil.com/admission/freshman/next-steps.php.

    A snowy aerial photo of the McNichols Campus, showcasing the Student Union, clock tower and other buildings.

  • Financial literacy series with Ryan Mack set for Feb. 24

    Tuesday February 20, 2024
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    The Charlton Center for Responsible Investing in partnership with Trio Student Support Services (SSS) continues its Finance Seminar Webinars on Tuesday, Feb. 24 with a virtual presentation by financial expert, author and renowned public speaker Ryan Mack.

    Mack will lean an important and timely Zoom presentation, “Good Credit: How to Get it, Use it and Bad Credit: How to Fix It.” The virtual session begins at 12:45 p.m. and is open to the University community. Please register in advance.

    A graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and a former Wall Street careerist, Mack’s passion for teaching financial empowerment and awareness led him to form his own financial awareness group, Main Street. Other colleges and universities, international communities, unions, non-profits and churches are among the beneficiaries of his comprehensive, exciting approach to teaching economic empowerment.

    For more information, please call 313-993-1108 or email trio@sussvil.com or edwarddj1@sussvil.com.

    Register now for Zoom session.
  • Faith with Friends: Share your experience over a meal, Feb. 25

    Monday February 19, 2024
    A colorful graphic for FAITH WITH FRIENDS, with additional text reading, Is it tough for you to figure out what faith means to you?, come listen to others share about their experience over a meal, Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:30-9 p.m., Commerce and Finance Building, Room 118, home-cooked meal and drinks will be served, see you there! Contact Fr. Jeff, dorrje@sussvil.com. Features a University Ministry logo at the bottom right.

    Is it tough for you to figure out what faith means to you?

    Come listen to other Detroit Mercy students share about their experience over a home-cooked meal on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 118.

    A meal featuring taco soup, bread, chips and drinks will be served for all who attend. See you there!

    With any questions, please contact Jeff Dorr at dorrje@sussvil.com.

    A colorful graphic for FAITH WITH FRIENDS, with additional text reading, Is it tough for you to figure out what faith means to you?, come listen to others share about their experience over a meal, Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:30-9 p.m., Commerce and Finance Building, Room 118, home-cooked meal and drinks will be served, see you there! Contact Fr. Jeff, dorrje@sussvil.com. Features a University Ministry logo at the bottom right.

  • Volunteers requested for 2024 Honors Convocation

    Monday February 19, 2024

    Detroit Mercy community, the Dean of Students Office is requesting volunteers for the Honors Convocation ceremonies and liturgy Sunday, March 24, held on the McNichols Campus.

    The Honors Convocation schedule is as follows:

    • College of Health Professions — 11:30 a.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • Liturgy — 1:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel
    • College of Engineering & Science — 3 p.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • College of Liberal Arts & Education — 3:15 p.m., Gesu Catholic Church
    • College of Business Administration — 3:30 p.m., Student Union Building (Fountain Lounge)

    Interested volunteers may join for part of the day, the entire day or for the liturgy. Volunteers must arrive at least one hour before the ceremony of their choice.

    Please respond to Stephanie Wheeler at wheelesm@sussvil.com or 313-993-1033, if interested. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, March 8.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness presentation set for Feb. 22

    Monday February 19, 2024
    A graphic featuring the NAMI Metro-Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties logo and the University of Detroit Mercy logo. Additional text reads, National Alliance on Mental Illness, in Our Own Voice Presentation, NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

    All are welcome to attend a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. on the McNichols Campus.

    The presentation, hosted by the College of Health Professions and made possible by the Mission Micro-Grant, will take place in the Chemistry Building, Room 114.

    NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

    The presentation provides:

    • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic.
    • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions.
    • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals.
    • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community.

    With any questions or for more information, please contact Andrea Kwasky at kwaskyan@sussvil.com or Mary Serowoky at serowoml2@sussvil.com.

    A graphic featuring the NAMI Metro-Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties logo and the University of Detroit Mercy logo. Additional text reads, National Alliance on Mental Illness, in Our Own Voice Presentation, NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.

  • TENN to host Buddy’s fundraiser, Feb. 22

    Monday February 19, 2024
    A graphic featuring pizza and a logo for Detroit Mercy's TENN and Buddy's Detroit-style pizza. Additional text reads, eat pizza and support TENN, TENN Pizza Fundraiser, order Buddy's Pizza on Conant on Feb. 22 and 20% will go to TENN! Tell the staff you're with the TENN fundraiser or provide the promo code GIVEBACK to online orders, delivery orders must be called in or done on their website, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 17125 Conant Street, Detroit, MI 48212.

    Enjoy a Detroit pizza favorite, Buddy’s, on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 20% of the proceeds will support Detroit Mercy’s Titan Equity Nourish Network.

    After enjoying pizza, head to the Detroit Mercy men’s basketball game at 7 p.m., to root on the Titans against Wright State from Calihan Hall. TENN staff will be at the game to share their work and get support.

    RSVP by Monday, Feb. 19 to help make sure the event is a success!

    Order pizza from the Buddy’s Pizza at 17125 Conant St. in Detroit. To order by phone, please call 313-892-6619. Be sure to tell them that you want 20% to go towards the TENN fundraiser.

    You can also order online at www.buddyspizza.com/order-buddys. Enter the promo code of GIVEBACK when placing your order. Delivery orders must be called in or done on their website.

    With any questions, please contact Chelsea Manning at mannincp@sussvil.com.

    RSVP for the fundraiser!

    A graphic featuring pizza and a logo for Detroit Mercy's TENN and Buddy's Detroit-style pizza. Additional text reads, eat pizza and support TENN, TENN Pizza Fundraiser, order Buddy's Pizza on Conant on Feb. 22 and 20% will go to TENN! Tell the staff you're with the TENN fundraiser or provide the promo code GIVEBACK to online orders, delivery orders must be called in or done on their website, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 17125 Conant Street, Detroit, MI 48212.

  • Nominate: Mission Leadership Awards, due March 15

    Monday February 19, 2024
    A student holds a lamp on a stage, wearing graduation attire, standing next to President Donald Taylor, wearing red Commencement robes.A student holds a lamp on a stage, wearing graduation attire, standing next to President Donald Taylor, wearing red Commencement robes.Daniel Orhorhoro, left, receives of the Vivere ex Missione Awards, standing next to President Donald Taylor, at one of the 2023 Commencement ceremonies.

    The University’s Mission Leadership Awards — the Vivere ex Missione Award and Agere ex Missione Award — are presented to members of the University community who exemplify and live the mission of the University.

    The Mission Steward Award is presented to individuals who have played a particularly intensive, consequential, and ongoing role in stewarding one or multiple aspects of the University’s missions.

    All members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters, are invited to nominate students and employees for the Vivere and Agere Missione Awards and Mission Steward Award.

    If you know of someone who lives out the Jesuit and Mercy Mission of the University, be sure to nominate them. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 15.

    With any questions, please contact the co-chairs of the Mission Effectiveness Team, Mary-Catherine Harrison (mc.harrison@sussvil.com) or Lori Glenn (glennla@sussvil.com).

    Nominate now!
  • Alumnus Bill Priestap to give talk, “An Era of Global Insecurity,” March 13

    Monday February 19, 2024
    A graphic featuring a photo of Bill Priestap and a logo for the College of Business Administration, Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (Prime Center). Additional text reads 'An Era of Global Insecurity,' Bill Priestap, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom.

    Detroit Mercy alumnus Bill Priestap, a recognized leader in national security, will give a free talk, “An Era of Global Insecurity,” on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m.

    The event is open to all and will take place inside the Student Union Ballroom.

    Priestap is co-founder of Trenchcoat Advisors and has a particular expertise in business security risks. As the former head of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, his responsibilities included the development and implementation of the organization’s global strategy to counter foreign nations’ intelligence efforts against the United States.

    The event is being hosted by the Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (PRIME Center).

    Register now for the event!

    A graphic featuring a photo of Bill Priestap and a logo for the College of Business Administration, Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (Prime Center). Additional text reads 'An Era of Global Insecurity,' Bill Priestap, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom.

  • Submit now for WGS student writing competition

    Saturday February 17, 2024
    A graphic for the Women's and Gender Studies 2024 Writing Competition, with additional text reading, academic essay, poetry, short fiction, personal essay, March 18 deadline.

    A graphic for the Women's and Gender Studies 2024 Writing Competition, with additional text reading, academic essay, poetry, short fiction, personal essay, March 18 deadline.The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program is now accepting submissions for the 2023-24 Undergraduate Student Writing Competition. The submission deadline is Monday, March 18.

    All current undergraduate students at Detroit Mercy are encouraged to submit original work exploring issues of gender, sexuality, and/or feminist thought in up to two of the following categories:

    • Poetry
    • Short story
    • Academic essay
    • Personal essay

    Prizes in the amount of $700 will be awarded.

    For more information, please email wgs@sussvil.com or visit the link below.

    Full details and submission instructions.

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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.

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    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) 
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

     

    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
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

    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

    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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