cultural & social

International Undergraduate Student and Family Welcome Day

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Description: The International Center is excited to welcome new international undergraduate students and their family members to campus on August 23! This program is open to any undergraduate international student starting their studies at U-M in Fall 2023. There will also be a special session for parents who are on-campus with their student. 

IC Graduation Cap Decorating

Friday, April 21, 2023
Graduation Cap Decorating

Description: You bring your graduation cap, we'll provide the supplies! (And dessert!) 

This is a drop-in event and students can stop by whenever during the scheduled time. The IC will be providing fabric paint, jewels, ribbon and other materials that can be used to decorate the top of your graduation cap. 


Taste of Culture: Paczki Day at the IC

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Paczki Day

Description: On Tuesday, February 21, 2023 many people in the state of Michigan will celebrate “Paczki Day'' (otherwise known as Fat Tuesday - the day before Ash Wednesday) by eating a jelly-filled pastry called a Paczki. Paczki  (pronounced POONCH-kee) are Polish pastries that bakeries around Michigan and the Midwest will prepare one time per year in celebration of this holiday! In other parts of the United States, Fat Tuesday is recognized by the more widely known Mardi Gras festival. 

Soul Glow: Craft & Conversation

Friday, February 17, 2023
Craft & Conversation

Description: The Soul Glow Series looks at the sacred beliefs and practices that bring us joy and inspire creativity, as well as informs our approach to justice and equity work. This series will aim to provide opportunities for students to experience joy and community with one another, as well as spaces where students can begin to imagine what a better future and world looks like.

New International Family Lunch

Sunday, February 5, 2023
 New International Families Welcome Lunch

Description: New international families: join the International Center and Northwood Resstaff for a welcome lunch at the Northwood Community Center (1000 McIntyre) on Sunday, February 5 from 12 - 1:30pm! Meet new community members and staff while also learning about resources on campus and the community! Registration is required, and food will be provided!

Register Here!

New Student Welcome Dinner

Thursday, January 12, 2023
New Student Welcome Dinner

Description: Welcome to Michigan! The International Center is excited to welcome you all to campus by hosting a dinner at South Quad Dining Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other international students who started their programs in the Winter 2023 semester! This is an informal gathering, so just arrive anytime between 6-8pm, grab some food in the dining hall, and join us in our designated area to eat and mingle. 

How to Survive (and Thrive!) in a Michigan Winter

Thursday, January 5, 2023
How to Survive a Michigan Winter

Description: Is this your first time experiencing a cold winter and snow?  Or, maybe this is not your first winter in Michigan, but you would still like to hear from locals on how to be more comfortable during the winter months.  In this session, we will give you some tips on how to survive a Michigan winter, including a fashion show on what to wear, how to be safe getting around Ann Arbor, what activities you can do, and more!

Winter drinks and snacks will be provided.

ICSC Study Break

Friday, December 9, 2022

Description: The International Center Student Council (ICSC) is excited to provide students with coffee, cocoa and donuts in celebration of the last day of classes! ICSC members will be tabling on central campus and north campus - we hope to see you there! 


  • 10am-12pm: Haven Hall Posting Wall
  • 1-3pm: Duderstadt Atrium

Study Break: Winter Paint Night!

Friday, December 9, 2022
Winter Paint Night

Description: Need a break from studying for final exams? Join us for a winter-themed guided paint session at North Quad, Space 2435! All art supplies and canvases will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Food and beverages will be provided as well! Registration is required to attend.

(Please Note: Space and supplies are limited! Failure to attend this program after registering may prevent registration for future events. You can drop your registration in Sessions at any time prior to the event).


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