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  • May 12: Summer at The Writing Center

    Wednesday May 12, 2021

    The Writing Center (TWC) is open for online appointments between May 10-Aug 12.

    (TWC) is fully staffed four days a week for  online writing consultations. The highly skilled staff is available to work with Detroit Mercy students on any stage of the writing process, in all courses across the curriculum. TWC staff also has extensive experience helping students with graduate application essays, including personal statements and statements of purpose.

    Students can create their own accounts and book appointments online. Proof of attendance comes in two ways: email confirmation after a completed appointment or the student can screenshot the final chat exchange with the consultant, showing end-time of the session. Both methods allow students to provide proof-of-session directly to professors.

    As the semester progresses, TWC sessions tend to book up very quickly. We recommend that students come early and often for any required or recommended TWC sessions.

    Book a session with TWC online. For more information on registration and booking, see appointment tutorials and other videos at udmercy.edu/twc.
  • May 10: Parking and ID Office summer hours

    Monday May 10, 2021

    Summer hours for the Titan Information Center will be Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor of Shiple Hall on the McNichols Campus. Please note the instructions below to easily obtain a parking permit and ID card.

    ID cards

    1. Download the GET Mobile App.
    2. Follow the prompts on your screen.
    3. Upload a selfie. Detroit Mercy will send an email notice that your ID Card is ready for pick-up.
    For more information on ID cards, visit the policy page.

    Parking Permits

    1. Visit my.udmercy.edu.
    2. Click on “Parking Permits” under Quick Links.
    3. Type in your vehicle information.
    4. You will receive an email notice when your permit is ready for pick-up.
    For more information on parking, visit the policy page.
  • May 06: Research participants needed for mental health study

    Thursday May 06, 2021

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Lee Eshelman and the University of Detroit Mercy Trauma, Resilience, and Empowerment (TREE) Lab are conducting an online study on mental health titled, Intersections Study: IRB-C #19-20-45. Information from the study will help provide culturally-specific interventions for women who have experienced sexual violence. Participants will be asked about stress, relationships, emotions, coping, experiences of racial discrimination or unwanted sexual experiences. Note: You do not need to have an unwanted sexual experience to participate in the study.

    This study will consist of a 60-90 minute questionnaire. Participants must identify as female and be 18 years or older. Upon completion, participants will receive an Amazon gift card. For questions or more information, contact Eshelman at eshelmlr@udmercy.edu.

    Take the screening survey to see if you qualify!
  • May 02: Class of 2021: RSVP for On-Campus Graduation Celebration

    Sunday May 02, 2021
    Commencement red carpet and Detroit Mercy graduates with caps and gowns

    Commencement red carpet and Detroit Mercy graduates with caps and gowns

    Following the virtual Commencement ceremonies on May 15, Detroit Mercy invites all graduates to an On-Campus Graduation Celebration on Sunday, May 16 on the McNichols Campus. RSVP by Monday, May 10 to participate in the festivities.

    Visit Titan Field to receive diplomas (if applicable) and Commencement programs, take photographs with Grad Images as well as visit department booths including Alumni Relations and the Center for Career & Professional Development. There will also be photo opportunities around campus for graduates and their guests including the Fisher Fountain, Clocktower, Sacred Heart Square and academic buildings. The Student Union and Bookstore will be open during the celebration.

    Sign up for an arrival time during one of your College/School time blocks.

    Note: You must have an appointment that day to come to campus. To follow proper COVID-19 procedures, each graduate is limited to two guests for this event. All graduates and guests must maintain social distance and wear masks.

    Visit the Commencement website at udmercy.edu/commencement for the latest updates and information.
  • April 29: India study abroad and travel information session, May 27

    Thursday April 29, 2021

    Lanterns in india of all different shapes and colors.

    Want to travel to India in 2023 with Detroit Mercy? Attend a virtual information session to learn more about the 14-day educational adventure, scheduled for late May/early June 2023. The information session will be on Thursday, May 27 at 12:45 p.m.

    Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn and local guides will take students on a historical journey to India’s Golden Triangle – Jaipur, New Delhi and Agra. Robinson-Dunn will offer a three-credit course on history with an emphasis on cultural encounters and exchanges. Information about the program, travel grants and financial aid will also be shared during the information session.

    For more information or questions, contact Professor Robinson-Dunn at robinsod@udmercy.edu.

    Learn more about the program online. Register for the information session to receive a Zoom link.
  • April 28: MHSA program reduces tuition and credits

    Wednesday April 28, 2021

    The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program announces two important updates, effective Fall term 2021. The program will adjust its graduate tuition from $1,006 to $878 per credit hour. This new, reduced tuition makes this program even more affordable. The MHSA program will also adopt a new curriculum where the number of total credits required for graduation have been reduced from 47 to 42 credits.

    The Master of Health Services Administration program creates community leaders in health care and offers exceptional academics, a rewarding career, professional development opportunities and a strong connection with the healthcare industry and the community. The program develops advanced competencies in management, quality improvement and fiscal analysis. Small class sizes, 100 percent administrative internship placement rate, focus on active learning, case-based instruction and real-world experiences are among the program’s many attractive features, along with the convenience of evening and online classes designed for a working student. All faculty are currently practicing or former healthcare administrators; all full-time faculty have doctoral degrees in their field of expertise. The 42-credit master’s degree can be completed in five semesters.

    These adjustments come at a key time for the city of Detroit and the University, after a year of historic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide the MHSA program with a stronger competitive opportunity.

    Learn more about the MHSA program online.
  • April 27: Alliance Catholic Foundation offers two scholarships

    Tuesday April 27, 2021

    The annual Alliance Catholic Foundation Make A Difference Scholarship Program is now underway. This program will provide members of Alliance Catholic Credit Union the opportunity to offset the cost of pursuing Catholic and higher education while also celebrating the wonderful things credit union members do in the community. Two $5,000 scholarships will be available to students attending a post-secondary educational institution.

    All entrants will need to create a piece of art that demonstrates, “How you have lived your Faith by helping someone in need in your community.” Accepted art forms include poetry, drawing, painting and photography. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m.

    For additional rules, details about the program and how to apply, visit the program website.

    Interested in becoming a member of Alliance Catholic Credit Union? Visit the branch location in on the McNichols Campus near the Fisher Fountain in the Student Union.

Student Spotlight

Thursday May 13, 2021
Valedictorian realizes dreams at Detroit Mercy
Nurzahan Rahman smiles while giving her valedictorian speech for Detroit Mercy

As a child, Nurzahan Rahman dreamed of being her school’s valedictorian. Through her hard work in the classroom, dedication to giving back and willingness to …

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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.

    • Disability Support 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 - SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history and English. Make an appointment.

    TRiO Student Support Services

    TRiO 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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    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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