UM-Flint welcomes back students with Maize & Blue Days Winter 2023 

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The University of Michigan-Flint is offering renewed opportunities for students to come together and connect with the winter edition of Maize & Blue Days.

Traditionally the series of events is part of the university's welcoming programs each fall, but this academic year  Maize & Blue Days is expanding to January. Students can expect high energy programming to kick off the winter semester, said Chris DeEulis, associate director of Student Involvement & Leadership.

"These programs will offer students the opportunity to connect with each other and campus resources," DeEulis said. "We'll also just have some fun. The trip down to Ann Arbor to cheer on U-M against Michigan State for the women's basketball game is a great example of the entertainment and experiences that are sometimes tricky for a student to plan on their own. The overall goal is to provide students with opportunities to make friends, enjoy themselves and start the semester on a positive note."

Maize & Blue Days Winter 2023 programs

Mgagement Involvement Fair Winter 2023
3 to 6 p.m., Jan. 5, University Center
The UCEN will be taken over for Mgagement Winter 2023. Live music, free food and swag will be offered from different clubs and departments from across campus. RSVP options exist for individuals, university departments and student organizations

A free performance from comedian Mickey Housley will follow at 6 p.m. in the KIVA.

Family Open Gym
12 to 2 p.m., Jan. 7, Recreation Center
All current students, faculty and staff can bring their families for free access to activities at the Recreation Center. Activities on the gym courts, such as pickleball, badminton, and yard games will be kid-focused and inclusive of all ability and experience levels. Snacks will be provided.

"Lightyear" Screening
2 p.m., Jan. 7, KIVA
After the family open gym, head to the KIVA for a free screening of the movie "Lightyear."

UM-Ann Arbor Women's Basketball Game Excursion
2 p.m., Jan. 14, Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor
UM-Flint has a select number of free tickets to the NCAA women's basketball game as the Wolverines will face the Michigan State Spartans. A free charter bus will be provided for those that do not wish to drive on their own; the bus will depart at noon and return around 7 p.m.

MLK Day of Service
7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 16
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he accomplished on this annual day of service.

More information about Maize & Blue Days is available on the Welcome Programs page or on Campus Connections.

Lindsay Knake is the Communications Coordinator for the UM-Flint Division of Student Affairs. Contact her with any questions, comments, or ideas about the DSA newsletter, social media, events, and communications.