Events

Welcome to Michigan 2015 "Welcome Home"

Welcome to Michigan!  

The Welcome to Michigan program is a cross campus collaboration of events and activities with the goal of helping new students make a successful transition to the university community.  

In 2021, we are excited to welcome our new first year and transfer students, as well as those that were unable to participate in our typical Welcome to Michigan experience in 2020 due to Covid-19.  Below, you will find a schedule of our "anchor events"; activites geared to welcome students to our campus, expose them to our traditions and values, and introduce them to campus resources and spaces. Welcome to Mcihigan, however, is more than just these events.  Across campus, offices and departments will be hosting events, activities, and open houses large and small to Welcome our Wolverines to campus.  

In mid-August, all new students, as well as those who began their Michigan experience in 2020 will receive an email with information on how to download  our Welcome to Michigan mobile app, which will house the entire program schedule as well as tools for navigation and wayfinding.  

 

2021 Welcome to Michigan Anchor Event Schedule

 

Wednesday, August 25th

Student Move-In

Traditions & Tours (Central Campus, 10:00am-4:00pm)

Parent & Family Reception (Central & North, 2:00-4:00pm)

Outdoor Movies (Outdoors, Central & North, 8:00pm)

Thursday, August 26th

Student Move-In

Traditions & Tours (Central Campus, 10:00am-4:00pm)

President’s Ice Cream Social (Outdoors, 12:00-1:00pm)

Parent & Family Reception (Central & North, 2:00-4:00pm)

Friday, August 27th

Student Move-In

Traditions & Tours (Central Campus, 10:00am-4:00pm)

Parent & Family Reception (Central & North, 2:00-4:00pm)

Outdoor Movies (Outdoors, Central & North, 8:00pm)

Saturday, August 28th

Student Move-In

Traditions & Tours (Central Campus, 10:00am-4:00pm)

Parent & Family Reception (Central & North, 11:00am-1:00pm)

Second Year Celebration (Ingalls Mall, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Artscapade (UMMA, 6:00-9:00pm)

Sunday, August 29th

Student Move-In

New Student Convocation (Michigan Stadium, 4:30pm)

Post Convocation Picnic (Central Campus, 6:00pm)

Monday, August 30th

Classes Begin

Ask Me Info Stations (various locations)

Party for Your Mind (Libraries, 3:00-5:00pm)

Taste of Michigan (Palmer Field, 6:00-8:00pm)

Tuesday, August 31st

Ask Me Info Stations (various locations)

Festifall - North (North Campus, 5:00-8:00pm)

Wednesday, September 1st

Festifall - Central (Central Campus, 5:00-8:00pm)

Transfer Reception (Michigan League, 7:30pm - 9:30pm)

Thursday, September 2nd

Festifall - Central (Central Campus, 5:00-8:00pm)

Athletics Pep Rally (Michigan Stadium, 7:00pm)

Friday, September 3rd

Rec Sports Expo (Afternoon, 3:00-6:00pm)

Escapade (University Unions, 7:00-10:00pm)

Neighborhood Gatherings at Escapade (University Unions, 7:00-10:00pm)

 

Saturday, September 4th

UM v. Western Michigan, 12pm

Go Blue Mix (Outdoors, Central Campus, 8:00pm-12:00am)

Sunday, September 5th

Traditions & Tours (Central Campus, 10:00am-4:00pm)

Class Photo (Palmer Field, 10:00am - 1:00pm)

Pride Outside (Palmer Field, Afternoon)

Neighborhood Gatherings (Local Parks, Tim TBA)

Monday, September 6th

Labor Day

After Class Bash (Palmer Field, TBA)

 

Friday, September 10th

UMix Late Night (Central Campus Diag, 8:00pm-12:00am)

Friday, September 24th

UMix Late Night (Central Campus Diag, 8:00pm-12:00am)