Annual spring open house showcases the best of UM-Dearborn

March 30, 2010

DEARBORN / March 30, 2010---The University of Michigan-Dearborn will host its annual spring open house, “Maize and Blue Day” from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

The free event will give prospective high school students the opportunity to attend a college class, learn about more than 90 degree programs at UM-Dearborn, and talk with faculty, alumni and students. In addition, attendees will tour campus and learn about university resources. Prospective students may bring family and friends to the event.

“Maize and Blue Day is an open house that showcases the best that the University of Michigan-Dearborn has to offer,” said Christopher W. Tremblay, executive director of enrollment management and interim director of financial aid.

Space is limited. To register for the event online, visit, or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100.

About University of Michigan-Dearborn

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2009/2010 academic year. Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, UM-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. The university has 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and public administration. With a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of interaction with business, government and industry in southeastern Michigan, and is committed to responding to the needs of the region in the future.  



Ken Kettenbeil
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Jennifer Thelen
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University of Michigan-Dearborn