Welcome to Michigan 2005
We are very excited to have you join us on campus soon. This e-mail
describes some of the highlights of the Welcome to Michigan program,
a series of events we have planned for you when you arrive to campus.
Some events require you to register now, so follow the links below
to reserve your space.
If you have questions about residence hall move-in, see
Housing's move-in website. If you have other questions about
becoming a student at Michigan, ask
the Office of New Student Programs. See you soon!
Michigan League Ballroom (2nd floor)
dinner with members of the University community at the Michigan
League prior to Convocation. The League will feature an Italian
buffet for $13.75 per person ($10.50 for children 12 and under).
Students and their families and guests are invited to attend
the dinner in the historic League. Print
out a reservation form on-line and make your reservations
now. Tickets will be held at the door. Seating is limited,
so orders are taken on a first-come basis. Please call (734)
763-4652 or e-mail email@example.com
for more details about the buffet.
September 1, Student
performances begin at 6:20pm, ceremony at 7pm, Crisler Arena
is the official kick-off to Welcome to Michigan
and an introduction to the academic
community. This ceremony is a Michigan
tradition that includes messages
from the president of the University, student government president,
and several other representatives. Following the ceremony,
students will head to Central Campus for Escapade & Artscapade.
September 1, 8pm,
event occurs right after Convocation and is a great introduction
to the arts at Michigan .
Music, interactive games, tours, and fine arts are all part
of this fantastic event at the Museum
. When you're done here, walk
across the street to...
September 1, 8pm,
at the same time as Artscapade, this event is a must! The
Michigan Union comes alive with food, music, dancing, comedy
and much more. There is so much to do, you won't know where
September 2, 4-6:30pm ,
not a Michigan Student until you experience Maize Craze! This
outdoor pep rally before for tomorrow's game has become a
major tradition and is guaranteed to make you laugh, sweat,
and have a great time! Listen to the Marching Band, meet athletic
coaches, participate in different activities, win prizes and
eat dinner all at the same place!
September 2, 9pm-1am ,
Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
to buy those last-minute items for your residence hall room?
Want to win free prizes? Well this is the event for you! UM
has teamed up with Meijer
(area's largest mega-store) to present a night filled
with shopping, games, music, free food, tons of prizes, and
more! We provide continuous shuttle service all night.
to the Big House! UM Student Tailgate
September 3, Noon-2 pm, Palmer Field
to the Big House! UM Student Tailgate - Saturday, September
3, Noon-2pm, Palmer Field This is THE pre-game student happening:
Come get psyched for the big game while enjoying free food
and connecting with other students, listening to DJ tunes,
participating in contests, and joining in other pre-game activities.
There will be prizes to win!
Be sure to come back for the Alumni Association's ESPN Gridiron
Blow-out and Student Tailgate, September 10, 8-11am on Elbel
Field; and the UM Student Tailgate, September 17, 9 - 11am
on Palmer Field.
September 3, 10pm-1am ,
League, Michigan Union
, and Pierpont
's student unions offer a different
kind of party at each. Come to one or all three & dance
the night away!
September 4, 11am-2pm ,
Sports Expo is an effort to provide new students information
about all our programs and services. Our staff will be on
hand to talk to everyone about their specific area or program,
answer any questions, provide options and information, and
just chat about what we offer. It also provides our 35 Club
Sports a chance to recruit new students, and our other programs
(Intramurals, Outdoor Adventures, and Challenge Program) to
highlight their upcoming events. Join the fun and see what's
available for you within Rec Sports!
September 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
and Explore The Great Indoors at the Shapiro Library! The
library can be an overgrown jungle, but with the right tour
guide, you'll find yourself on the path to wild and wonderful
things! Library staff will be giving tours and will be more
than happy to answer any questions you may have about the
library. We'll also have raffles, giveaways, games and prizes,
and even free pizza!
the spirit of CHANGE: Toto We're Not In Kansas Anymore - CHANGE
Keynote Speaker Dr. Maura Cullen
choose to attend one session:
9/4 3-5:30 p.m.
Pierpont Commons East Room, 9/4 6:30-9
p.m. Palmer Commons Forum Room,
or Monday 9/5 9-10:30 a.m.
Michigan Union Pendelton Room
are caught in times of political correctness, where "saying'
the right things are worlds away from "doing" the
right thing. Considered one of the most inclusive sessions
on diversity, you will learn how the human spirit can build
coalitions, not blame, with groups who never thought they
had anything in common with one another.
the M-Justice website for more information !
Plunge - Creating CHANGE through action
September 5, 10:30am-2:30pm Michigan Union Anderson Room
Plunge is an exciting event organized to introduce (or re-introduce)
incoming and returning students to some of the ways they can
get involved in service and social action during their college
experience. The sites for this event will include homeless
shelters, environmental clean-up and food preparation among
many others. Through service and reflection, students will
become empowered to make a difference on campus and in the
surrounding communities. This is also an opportunity to meet
new students and begin to learn about how UM students are
plunging into social change!
will be provided for all participants. Students
are encouraged to pre-register for the event due to limited
Dialogues - ExCHANGE
Septmber 5, 2:30-4:30pm Palmer Commons Great Lakes Rooms
have a chance to engage in conversations with people you have
been "changing" with all day. This is a great opportunity
to talk about your cultural similarities, differences and
what diversity at Michigan
is all about. Snacks, door prizes and a chance to meet new
friends will be provided!
register now !
the Program of Events for more great Welcome to Michigan
will receive a printed program
of events when you move into your residence hall. If
you live off campus, pick up a copy at the Campus
(Michigan Union or Pierpont
for help? You will see
students, staff, and faculty wearing these t-shirts during
Welcome to Michigan .
They are here to help! Ask them directions, questions about
an event, or just introduce yourself and make a new friend!