MarCom Reminder: Review Titans Together

The Marketing & Communications Department (MarCom) would like to remind all students and employees to take time each day and review the University’s Titans Together website. Detroit Mercy receives a number of questions each day from faculty, staff, students and parents, which are provided to our institutional experts for responses. These questions and responses are added to the FAQ page to provide greater clarity regarding the fall semester on our three campuses and communicate information faculty, staff, students, parents and community members need to remain healthy and safe.

For students, the COVID-19 Information for Current Students page offers daily operational information about what you can expect when you return to our campuses.

Be safe, Mask up and Go Titans!

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Keep working from off-campus: Employee Technology Guidelines

As part of the Titans Together initiative, the Detroit Mercy COVID-19 Response Team has developed Employee Technology Guidelines for obtaining the technology needed to successfully teach and work from home. The guide will be reassessed and updated as new information becomes available. Click here to view the employee technology guidelines. …

Health and Well-being Resource Guide

As part of the Titans Together initiative, Detroit Mercy has developed a Health and Well-Being Resource Guide. The guide provides important information for students and employees on topics including personal counseling, telemental health services, Wellness Center access, pastoral care, on-campus etiquette, facility modifications and campus health and safety protocols. The …

Detroit Mercy Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs James Broughton was featured in a Michigan Radio podcast, discussing how two recent Supreme Court decisions may impact cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. Listen to the full show or Broughton’s segment online.

Provost Zarkowski participates in The Chronicle of Higher Education virtual forum on health on campus during COVID-19

Detroit Mercy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski participated in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s virtual forum titled, “Promoting Health on Campus During COVID-19,” July 15. This event addressed the ways colleges and universities are beginning to understand what reopened campuses in the fall should look like …

Campus Events Resource Guide

Detroit Mercy has developed a campus events resource guide to help employees, student organizations and departments plan virtual, hybrid or in-person events at the University. The guide serves as a framework for reflection and a source of recommendations for consideration. Please note that at this time, gatherings of any kind …

New resource helps entry into campus

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Department developed a resource for everyone to use when entering campus, answering questions focused on symptoms of COVID-19. The resource provides a convenient and quick confirmation or denial email. Along with your face-covering, you will be asked by the gate officer to show this email …

AJCU statement on ICE Guidance for international students

Detroit Mercy stands with the AJCU and its concerns about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) expresses grave concern about guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, …

We are Titans Together

As plans for the fall semester are being finalized, the University’s Internal & External Communications Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has created Titans Together, a communications plan to help celebrate the solidarity of the University community when we come back together in late August. This brand and plan …

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Matthew Mio was interviewed and featured in the Chemical & Engineering News article, “Faculty open up about mental health under the COVID-19 pandemic,” May 18.

University announces plans for 2020-21 academic year

Detroit Mercy announces that all three of its campuses will remain fully in session throughout the 2020-21 academic year. The University’s main priority is the health and well-being of the University community. Throughout a coordinated planning process, the institution’s decisions, policies and procedures will follow guidance and recommendations issued by …

Let’s Talk: Gratitude for Detroit Mercy

The latest reflection organized by Assistant to the President for Mission Integration Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos: Last week, we marked the dates that would have been commencement for undergraduate and graduate students on our three campuses. During the entire month of May, the University will continue to celebrate the growth and accomplishments …

Support #GivingTuesdayNow

In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, Tuesday, May 5 has been designated as #GivingTuesdayNow, a day of giving, generosity and unity. #GivingTuesdayNow hopes to inspire donations and citizen engagement to support communities and nonprofits around the world. The #WorldNeedsTitans more than ever during this unprecedented time. Read …

Celebrate the Titan Class of 2020

Detroit Mercy rolled out the virtual red (and blue) carpet in May, celebrating the Titan Class of 2020! But the party does not stop in May! Join us on socials as we share our excitement across the Internet and recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our graduating students with #DetroitMercy2020. Cheer on …

CARES Act grant and other assistance help students maintain progress during pandemic

UPDATE 4/24: Detroit Mercy is happy to announce that in addition to undergraduate students, graduate, law and dental students will also qualify for summer 2020 CARES Act grant. Detroit Mercy recognizes the global impact of the coronavirus on students and their families, as well as the financial hardship they are …

As we seek connection even in our isolation, Professor of English and Co-Director of the University Honors Program Nick Rombes meditates on the “lockdown” of COVID-19 in an article published in 3:AM Magazine. He says, “There’s an invitation in the way those hands touch that reaches, miraculously, across time to …

Snapshots of a Pandemic

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but life goes on. Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications Team is collecting stories of the many inspiring and heartwarming ways our alumni, students and other members of the University community are responding. In the series we are calling “Snapshots of a …

Let’s Talk: A sermon for trying times

Today, the Detroit Jesuits of the Midwest Province live-streamed Mass from the chapel at Lansing-Reilly on the McNichols Campus for the faithful who are not allowed in churches during the coronavirus crisis. It was part of the community’s outreach “Pray. Reflect. Connect.” designed to provide comfort and guidance during this …

Commencement ceremonies postponed

In accordance with the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 guideline that gatherings of more than 50 people should not be held over the next eight weeks, the University has decided to postpone the 2020 commencement ceremonies. “We know this is very disappointing news to our Class of 2020, but the …

Detroit Mercy coronavirus update

Please note: Campus Connection stories posted prior to March 13 may be inaccurate due to COVID-19 updates. See the University health advisory page for the latest updates and developments at udmercy.edu/coronavirus. Original Post – As you are probably aware, Michigan health officials have confirmed that two people in Michigan, one from Oakland …

Guidance and information regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the global situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, University of Detroit Mercy is proactively monitoring the outbreak and prioritizing the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors. A website has been developed to help inform and update the University community. Click here to learn more about the …