Campus Traditions

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan-Dearborn have so many reasons to be proud of being Wolverines!. The Office of Student Life  is proud to support many of the collaborative campus events that exemplify what it means to be part of this community. Show your Wolverine spirit, support your fellow community members and get involved! 

If you have any questions on how to get involved, email us at



Fall, welcome, 2021

Fall Welcome
Fall Welcome is UM-Dearborn’s kick-off of the new academic year with programming and activities for new and returning students, staff, faculty, and families. This is a time for incoming students to ease their transition to the University, to learn more about the campus and the surrounding community, and is a great way to meet fellow Wolverines!

group of students

Wolverine Welcome Day + Convocation
This day represents the inaugural convocation tradition, including addresses from esteemed UM-Dearborn leaders, engaging workshops, the “Hail to the Victors” hoorah, campus tour, community photo, and the official ‘key’ ceremony to symbolize new Wolverines coming/being hoMe! Learn more here!

homecoming, boat races

This week-long celebration invites alumni, current students, faculty, staff and their families to participate in exciting events, including favorites such as the Door Decorating Contest, Cardboard Boat Races, Pep Rally and the Homecoming Tailgate and Men's Ice Hockey game!


VictorsLink Live: Winter Involvement Fair
This celebration serves as both a welcome back for students, faculty, and staff, as well as an easy way to check out the over 120 ways to get involved. We know…120 seems like a lot…but find your one or two things to get involved with and you’ll be just fine!


MLK Week 
To commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our campus proudly hosts a week of programs and events dedicated to honoring the memory of this great American Icon each year.  Volunteers from across campus and the surrounding community come together to lend a helping hand and inspire long lasting and positive change throughout the Metro Detroit area, supporting local community agencies in fulfilling their valuable missions. Learn more here!


Student Leadership Awards
The Student Leadership Awards is an annual celebration to recognize students, advisors and student organizations for their contributions to the university and community.
Learn more here

Office of Student Life

2136 - University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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