Below are our signature events and activities for the semester. These vary from year to year, so all participants receive full calendars in our monthly newsletters and email reminders. Like us on Facebook for more images from the events below and up-to-date announcements!


  • Mentee applications available
  • Faculty and Staff Mentor recruitment


  • Mentee application status announced
  • Faculty and Staff Mentor applications finalized
  • Mentor groups finalized and announced


  • Mentors Only Meet and Greet drop-in event for peer and faculty/staff mentors
  • Mentors Only Workshop sessions to prepare mentors for their role prior to the program Kickoff; includes training session for new faculty/staff mentors
  • Mentorship Kickoff opening event for all registered participants, mentors and staff
  • Cider Mill Outing social visit to a local cider mill and corn maze in Southeast Michigan

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Mentorship Kickoff                  Cider Mill                                Mentor Workshop


  • First Summer at UM interactive workshop to help students learn more internships, research and volunteering deadlines and prepare for these opportunities
  • Stressbusters learn tips to stay healthy, learn time management and study skills, enjoy food, chair massages and de-stress activities 

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First Summer @UM Workshop  Stressbusters& Study Skills    Faculty/Staff Mentors' Lounge


  • Pizza Tasting study break where mentor groups can eat free pizza and sundaes, and reconnect with group members
  • Law School Interactive Tour annual event hosted by faculty/staff mentors and law school professionals, visit the law quad, see residence halls and enjoy dinner in the Lawyer's Club

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Pizza Tasting                        Law School Tour                      Resume Workshop/Coffee Hour


  • Winterfest closing reception to honor mentors of the year and say farewell to our participants
  • Mentorship Study Room Library sponsored study room for quiet study and refreshments during finals
  • Peer Mentor Mass Meeting information session for those interested in becoming a peer mentor
  • Complete exit survey for participant feedback


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Mentorship Winterfest Closing Event and Awards Ceremony 


  • Recruitment and selection for Peer Mentors, Faculty/Staff Mentors and Mentorship Staff
  • Mentorship Post-Program assessment


  • Peer Mentor training