Welcome to Michigan at the Unions

Welcome to Michigan is a great way to kick off the new semester! Whether you’re looking to make new friends, have fun, or get involved, be sure to check out these events happening at your Unions! 

Saturday, August 27

Go North! Block Party | Pierpont Commons, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Come celebrate the start of the semester at the Block Party on North Campus! There will be a variety of interactive activities great for meeting other students, lawn games, outdoor slip ‘n slides, and arts and crafts. Plus, free food samples and giveaways inside Pierpont Commons and a chance to win prizes if you complete the scavenger hunt! 

Escapade | Michigan Union, 8:00pm-11:00pm

End your first week of classes with a night of food, performances, and fun activities, including: arcade games, dueling pianos in the Courtyard (request a song or two!), indoor roller rink and putt-putt golf in the Ballroom, and a video dance in Pendleton. Also be sure to explore the promo tables to see what University Unions and Student Life has to offer. They’ll have giveaways, free food samples, and more!

Tuesday, August 30

Festifall | North Campus, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Looking to join a student org or find other ways to get involved? Head to Festifall, the biggest student organization fair on campus, and check out involvement opportunities, student organizations, campus departments, and community vendors. 

Thursday, September 1 

Festifall | Central Campus, 2:30pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm

Festifall continues on Central Campus! With over 1,600 student organizations at U-M, we’ll be featuring different orgs at each Festifall location. Attend one day, or both. Just be ready to discover lots of great opportunities at Michigan and get involved!

Looking for more to do? See the full list of Welcome to Michigan events here. Have a great start to the semester, Wolverines!