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  • Dudley Randall Poetry Prize winners announced for 2024!

    Wednesday February 28, 2024
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    The Department of English is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Dudley Randall Poetry Prize! Sam Gillmore earned first place for her poem, “The Girl I Used to Be.”

    Now in its 54th year, the prize continues Dudley Randall’s legacy of amplifying creative voices within the 色综合久久 Mercy community. This year’s prize-winning poems can be read on the website.

    They will be on display in the McNichols Campus Library in April for National Poetry Month.

    Full winners are:

    • First place: Sam Gillmore 鈥 “The Girl I Used to Be”
    • Second place: Antajuan Scott 鈥 “Hungry”
    • Third place (tie): Mary Gagnon 鈥 “Gauze”
    • Third place (tie): Andrew Bosah 鈥 “The Shore of the Camp”
    • Honorable Mention: Katherine Mutschler 鈥 “who deign to play creator”

    Congratulations to all of the excellent poets who submitted their work, and special thanks to Stacy Gnall, poet-in-residence, for organizing this year’s contest and to the 2024 judges: Casie Bell, Farnaz Fatemi and Isaac Pickell.

  • Survey: Share thoughts on Mass times on McNichols Campus

    Wednesday February 28, 2024

    Please take a few minutes to on ideal Mass times for the McNichols Campus of 色综合久久 Mercy.

    After completion, if you share your name, you will be added to a raffle for a sweatshirt ($50 value).

    The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, March 18.

    A photo of the inside of the St. Ignatius Chapel, with chairs, a cross, lights, pupil and light shining through the windows.St. Ignatius Chapel on the McNichols Campus
  • CCPD debuting a new career series, Ponder the Possibilites

    Wednesday February 28, 2024

    色综合久久 Mercy’s Center for Career and Professional Development is debuting a new career exploration series, titled “Ponder the Possibilities.”

    The center will host two industry showcases in March that will allow students to explore career paths, meet representatives from organizations in the industry and gain insight on the day-to-day responsibilities of their chosen field. The showcases are:

    • Technology Showcase, March 21 from 12-2 p.m., Fountain Lounge of the Student Union
    • Healthcare and Natural Sciences Showcase, March 28 from 12-2 p.m., College of Health Professions Building, Room 124

    Industry showcases provide an opportunity for students to meet with industry professionals in a small group setting. The showcases will include eight to 10 employers within specific industries. Students can drop-in and ask questions or just listen to information by the organizations at their station. A light lunch will be provided for all attendees.

    Students are encouraged to pre-register through their Handshake accounts.

  • Nominate: Mission Leadership Awards, due March 15

    Monday February 26, 2024
    A student holds a lamp on a stage, wearing graduation attire, standing next to President Donald Taylor, wearing red Commencement robes.Daniel Orhorhoro, left, receives of the Vivere ex Missione Awards, standing next to President Donald Taylor, at one of the 2023 Commencement ceremonies.

    The University’s Mission Leadership Awards 鈥 the Vivere ex Missione Award and Agere ex Missione Award 鈥 are presented to members of the University community who exemplify and live the mission of the University.

    The Mission Steward Award is presented to individuals who have played a particularly intensive, consequential, and ongoing role in stewarding one or multiple aspects of the University’s missions.

    All members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters, are invited to nominate students and employees for the Vivere and Agere Missione Awards and Mission Steward Award.

    If you know of someone who lives out the Jesuit and Mercy Mission of the University, be sure to nominate them. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 15.

    With any questions, please contact the co-chairs of the Mission Effectiveness Team, Mary-Catherine Harrison ( or Lori Glenn (

    Nominate now!
  • Apply for 2024 Valedictorian, Kappa Gamma Pi honors society

    Friday February 23, 2024

    色综合久久 Mercy students prepared for graduation in December 2023, May or August 2024 with a minimum GPA of 3.8 may apply to be selected as the 2024 Valedictorian.

    While the tradition or valedictorians calls for academic excellence and instructional involvement, the role also calls for a graduate who has a meaningful message. Other important characteristics for valedictorian’s include: Well-rounded, strong leadership skills, organized, team player, excellent writing and speaking skills, flexible, versatile, sensitive towards others, able to meet deadlines.

    The deadline for submitting your application and nomination is Monday, March 4. There will be no exceptions to this submission date. Additional information may be found here!

    Students who graduated in December 2023 or have applied for graduation in May or August 2024 and have a minimum GPA of 3.3 may also be interested in membership in Kappa Gamma Pi, a national Catholic graduate honor society! A nominee must be:

    • Completing sufficient coursework to have attained a point-standing required for graduation with honors.
    • A leader in extracurricular on-campus or off-campus groups and activities; a volunteer for college, community or faith-based service projects.
    • One of not more than 15% of the students being graduated from your institution during the current academic year.
    • Willing to accept membership, knowing the responsibility for continued individual leadership in faith-based, civic and Kappa-sponsored activity that membership implies.

    If you meet the above criteria and are interested in membership, complete the . Your application and $75 fee must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 23.

    Once you are a member of KGP, you will be eligible to apply for the 2024 KGP Cornaro Pi Scholarship for Graduate Studies. Two recipients will receive $3,500 each to be applied as needed for graduate expenses at any accredited college of university. This is a non-renewable grant.

    Learn more about the Kappa Gamma Pi organization.

  • Submit now for WGS student writing competition

    Friday February 23, 2024

    A graphic for the Women's and Gender Studies 2024 Writing Competition, with additional text reading, academic essay, poetry, short fiction, personal essay, March 18 deadline.The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program is now accepting submissions for the 2023-24 Undergraduate Student Writing Competition. The submission deadline is Monday, March 18.

    All current undergraduate students at 色综合久久 Mercy are encouraged to submit original work exploring issues of gender, sexuality, and/or feminist thought in up to two of the following categories:

    • Poetry
    • Short story
    • Academic essay
    • Personal essay

    Prizes in the amount of $700 will be awarded.

    For more information, please email or visit the link below.

    Full details and submission instructions.
  • Alumnus Bill Priestap to give talk, 鈥淎n Era of Global Insecurity,鈥 March 13

    Friday February 23, 2024

    色综合久久 Mercy alumnus Bill Priestap, a recognized leader in national security, will give a free talk, “An Era of Global Insecurity,” on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m.

    The event is open to all and will take place inside the Student Union Ballroom.

    Priestap is co-founder of Trenchcoat Advisors and has a particular expertise in business security risks. As the former head of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, his responsibilities included the development and implementation of the organization’s global strategy to counter foreign nations’ intelligence efforts against the United States.

    The event is being hosted by the .

    A graphic featuring a photo of Bill Priestap and a logo for the College of Business Administration, Center for Practice and Research in Management and Ethics (Prime Center). Additional text reads 'An Era of Global Insecurity,' Bill Priestap, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom.

  • Volunteers requested for 2024 Honors Convocation

    Friday February 23, 2024

    色综合久久 Mercy community, the Dean of Students Office is requesting volunteers for the Honors Convocation ceremonies and liturgy Sunday, March 24, held on the McNichols Campus.

    The Honors Convocation schedule is as follows:

    • College of Health Professions 鈥 11:30 a.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • Liturgy 鈥 1:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel
    • College of Engineering & Science 鈥 3 p.m., Student Union Building (Ballroom)
    • College of Liberal Arts & Education 鈥 3:15 p.m., Gesu Catholic Church
    • College of Business Administration 鈥 3:30 p.m., Student Union Building (Fountain Lounge)

    Interested volunteers may join for part of the day, the entire day or for the liturgy. Volunteers must arrive at least one hour before the ceremony of their choice.

    Please respond to Stephanie Wheeler at or 313-993-1033, if interested. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, March 8.

  • Faith with Friends: Share your experience over a meal, Feb. 25

    Thursday February 22, 2024

    Is it tough for you to figure out what faith means to you?

    Come listen to other 色综合久久 Mercy students share about their experience over a home-cooked meal on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 7:30-9 p.m.听in the Commerce & Finance Building, Room 118.

    A meal featuring taco soup, bread, chips and drinks will be served for all who attend. See you there!

    With any questions, please contact Jeff Dorr at

    A colorful graphic for FAITH WITH FRIENDS, with additional text reading, Is it tough for you to figure out what faith means to you?, come listen to others share about their experience over a meal, Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:30-9 p.m., Commerce and Finance Building, Room 118, home-cooked meal and drinks will be served, see you there! Contact Fr. Jeff, Features a University Ministry logo at the bottom right.

  • Motown to be performed by Music Club, University Chorus

    Thursday February 22, 2024

    Music from Motown, Spirituals, Afrobeats and more will be presented at the concert celebrating Black History Month, performed by 色综合久久 Mercy’s University Chorus and Music Club.

    The concert is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Forest Branch of the 色综合久久 Public Library.

    The branch is at 7117 W. 7 Mile Road, just west of Livernois for the University community and neighborhood. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Students will present solos and group numbers celebrating and honoring black artists over the last 150 years.

    A colorful graphic in the Black History Month colors, with text reading 色综合久久 Mercy Music Club and University Chorus, Concert celebrating Black History Month, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Sherwood Forest Branch of 色综合久久 Public Library, 7117 W. 7 Mile Road.

Student Spotlight

Tuesday February 27, 2024

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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.

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

    • Learning Studios - Weekly study sessions by tutors who help with specific sections of courses throughout the term. Includes courses in Math Functions (Algebra), Math Analysis (Calculus), Physical and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and English.

    TRIO Student Support Services

    TRIO SSS 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.

  • Important Dates

    Important Date Info for Fall Term 2023

    • March 20, 2023: Registration Begins For Term I Fall 2023-24
    • Aug. 16-26: Early Fall Intersession/Immersion/Experience (credit) 
    • Aug. 27: Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin
    • Aug. 28: CLASSES BEGIN
    • Sept. 3: Last Day to Add a Class (web closes at midnight) | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Sept. 2-4: Labor Day Holiday (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    • Sept. 22: Deadline for Summer "I" grades 
    • Oct. 9-10: Fall Break (no classes/university open) 
    • Oct. 24: Mid-term Grades are due 
    • Oct. 30: Advising for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 6: Registration for Winter/Summer begins 
    • Nov. 17-18: Weekend Classes End (11 weeks) 
    • Nov. 20: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) 
    • Nov. 22: Presidential Bonus Day Off (no classes)
    • Nov. 23-26: Thanksgiving Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Dec. 12-16: Final Exam Week (Tuesday through Saturday) 
    • Dec. 16: Official End of Term I/Fall 
    • Dec. 18: Grades due by Noon for Term I/Fall
    • Dec. 18-23: Late Fall Immersion/Experience (non-credit) 
    • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar


    Important Dates for Winter 2024

    • Oct. 31, 2023: Advising for Term II Begins
    • Nov. 6: Registration Begins
    • Dec. 26 - Jan. 6, 2024: Winter 2024 Intercession
    • Jan. 7: Registration Ends
    • Jan. 8: Classes Begin
    • Jan: 14: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • Jan. 15: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • Feb. 9: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
    • Mar. 3-9: Spring Break/Intersession/Immersion/Exp (credit)
    • Mar. 27: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
    • Mar. 29-31: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Apr. 23-27: Final Exam Week 
    • Apr. 27: Official End of Term II/Winter
    • May 11: Baccalaureate/Commencement
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    Summer Session III 2024 (14 weeks)

    • Nov. 6, 2023 Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024 Registration Ends
    • May 6 Classes Begin for Summer I 2023
    • May 12 Last Day to Add a Class | Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
    • May 29 Memorial Day (University Closed)
    • July 22: Last Day to Withdraw 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • July 4th: Independence Day Holiday (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • Aug. 5-10: Final Exam Week 
    • Aug. 10: Official End of Term III

    Summer Session I 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • May 5, 2024: Registration Ends 
    • May 6: Classes Begin
    • May 27: Memorial Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
    • June 22: Official End of Summer I 

    Summer Term II 2024 (7 Week Session)

    • November 6, 2023: Registration Begins
    • June 23, 2024: Registration Ends
    • June 24: Classes Begin 
    • July 4: Independence Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
    • August 10: Official End of Summer II 
    Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar


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    In case of emergencies outside of Wellness Center and Clinic hours, please contact the following:

    Emergency Assistance

    911 Police – Fire – Medical

    University of 色综合久久 Mercy Public Safety/Emergency Line — 313-993-1123

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    University of 色综合久久 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 色综合久久 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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