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 engagement@umich.edu

Wolverine Welcome Day & Go Blue Bash
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!

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

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.

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

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!

Global Fest

Global Fest is an annual tradition held in March that uses food, music, entertainment and interactive activities to experience and celebrate cultural diversity on our campus. Together with all of the cultural and ethnic student organizations, the Center for Social Justice and Inclusion provides an insight into global awareness and cross-cultural education. It is a flagship program that is made successful via student organization support and energy. 

(M)Talent Showcase

Greek Week

Office of Student Life

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4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed