Welcome to Michigan 2015 "Welcome Home"

The Welcome to Michigan Program consists of over 200 events that offer something for everyone!  This year’s theme — “Welcome Home” —represents the start of so many new possibilities for you as part of the Michigan Community. There are numerous resources, programs, and other opportunities here for you, and we hope that during Welcome to Michigan you can explore several of them so you can begin to make your time at Michigan really your home away from home!  


The full Welcome to Michigan schedule is available on the Happening @ Michigan calendar!

Friday,September 4                            

  • New Student Convocation, Crisler Arena, 5:30-6:30pm                 

State Street Block Party

  • Post-Convocation Picnic, Angell Lawn, 6:45pm-8pm
    • Tickets for this event will be given to attendees of New Student Convocation and will be collected at the picnic. 
  • Escapade, Michigan Union, 7pm-10pm 
  • Artscapade, UMMA, 7pm-10pm 
  • Afterglow, Central Campus Diag, 10pm-12am

Saturday, September 5                       

  • Destination: Ann Arbor, Argo Park and The UM Arboretum, UM Museum Walk, Kerrytown & Farmers Market, Downtown/Main Street, 11-3pm 
  • Student and Parent Open House hosted by President Mark S. Schlissel, President's House, 815 S. University, 3pm-5pm
  • UMix Late Night,  Michigan Stadium, 8pm-12am

Sunday, September 6                 

  • Recreational Sports Expo, Palmer Field, 11am-2pm                                                    
  • Party for Your Mind, Shapiro Libraries, 4-6pm                                                 
  • Taste of Michigan, Palmer Field; 6-8pm                                        
  • Meijer "Back to College" Event, Meijer on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, 9pm-1am

Monday, September 7                 

  • Northfest, Bonisteel Blvd. and Adjacent Lawn, North Campus, 11am-2pm
  • Pride Outside, Palmer Field, 2-5pm                                     
  • Pre-Class Bash, Palmer Field, 5-8pm

Tuesday, September 8                

  • Classes Begin

Thursday, September  10                               

  • Festifall, Central Campus Diag, 11am-4pm
  • Global Education Fair, Michigan Union Ballroom 12-4                      
  • Trotter Community Gathering: It's Worth the Walk, Trotter Multicultural Center, 4pm-6pm

Friday, September  11                     

  • Queer Carnivale, Regent's Plaza, 4-7pm
  • UMix Late Night, Michigan Union, 10pm-2am

Saturday, September  12                     

  • UM Home Football Game vs. Oregon State (tickets required)

These "Anchor Events" are large scale activities that are intended to include all new students, and all new students are strongly encouraged to attend. All other events are sponsored by student organizations, University departments or other community agencies. To see the complete listing of university events and descriptions, please visit the the Campus Information Center's Happening @ Michigan calendar.


Special Accommodations

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation, e.g., an interpreter or large print materials, please call Services for Students with Disabilities at (734) 763-3000 and ask for Jill Rice.

This request needs to be made two weeks prior to the event in order to make arrangements.

All Welcome to Michigan Program events are held in accessible facilities. New Student Convocation features open captioning and has American Sign Language interpretation.