U-M School of Social Work

Transition to Facebook!

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

We are transitioning to Facebook and will no longer post updated information to this blog. Please be sure to stay connected with the School via our Facebook page:

U of M School Social Work - Prospective & Admitted Students

Social Work Day Presentations Available

Posted On: 10/25/11 | Comments (0)

  • Social Work Day Program Presentation
  • Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Student Experience
  • Career Services Presentation

Join Us on Facebook!

Posted On: 10/25/11 | Comments (0)

U of M School Social Work - Prospective & Admitted Students

Stay connected with the School and learn more about admissions, important events, financial aid! Current students will also be available to answer your questions.

Mini course - Youth Empowerment

Posted On: 08/10/11 | Comments (0)

Looking for a mini course? Space is available in the recently added SW 799-009: Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work - Youth Empowerment. Click on the link for detailed information.

Technology Presentation for Incoming Students

Posted On: 08/02/11 | Comments (0)

Please click here to view our Technology Presentation for incoming MSW students.

Ann Arbor pedestrian safety ordinance

Posted On: 07/27/11 | Comments (0)

Ann Arbor safety ordinance requires drivers to stop for pedestrians approaching or within a crosswalk. The fine for not stopping is $100 and 2 points on your license; HOWEVER, pedestrians still have to be very cautious because most motorists are either unaware of or are defying this law. Click the link above to read the full article.

Carolyn Grawi was featured in a broadcast.

Paul and Dais Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Posted On: 07/26/11 | Comments (0)

Applications now being accepted for The Paul and Dais Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Please click the link for additional information and application instructions.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 1, 2011.

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U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance

Posted On: 07/22/11 | Comments (0)

The 2011-12 University of Michigan Domestic Student Health Insurance
Plan brochure and enrollment form are now online!

Fall 2011-12 Tuition Rates

Posted On: 07/11/11 | Comments (0)

The tuition rates for the 2011-2012 academic year have been set by the University of Michigan Regents. You may view the rates on our Tuition and Fees Web page.

Course Planning Webinars: Chat Log and PowerPoint Available

Posted On: 07/07/11 | Comments (0)

Click the appropriate link below to view a group course planning webinar chat log or PowerPoint presentation:

16-Month Course Planning Webinar Chat Log

Advanced Standing Course Planning PowerPoint
16-Month Course Planning PowerPoint
20-Month Course Planning PowerPoint


Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan Scholarship

Posted On: 06/30/11 | Comments (0)

Scholarships sponsored by the Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan (GSWSM) are presented annually. Applicants must be current members of GSWSM to apply.

Deadline: October 1

Questions should be directed to Barbara Osiecki-Csircsu (734) 261-0693 / rcsircsu@msn.com

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Advanced Standing Course Planning Webinar Tomorrow!

Posted On: 06/29/11 | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 30, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Click here to register for this webinar.

If you are unable to attend this online "live" webinar, please view the following recorded webinars. The following three webinars will cover the same content as the "live" version: 1) Advising Session for Advanced Standing Students 2) Wolverine Access and 3)Registration Advice.

Please note that all webinars are web-based and may be viewed online from any computer via the Internet.

Fulbright Webinar for Applicants with Disabilities

Posted On: 06/28/11 | Comments (0)

Fulbright Webinar for Applicants with Disabilities
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Do you dream about studying, researching or teaching in another country? Join Fulbright Staff as they discuss the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the context of disability accommodations. There will be time for Q&A, so think about how Fulbright might fit your goals.

Please click the link above to register for this webinar. Captioning of the webinar will be provided.

Click here to learn more about Fulbright Programs.

Accepting Applications for Position at SAPAC

Posted On: 06/27/11 | Comments (0)

Attn: MSW Students

Fall/winter semester part-time paid position at Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) available. Please click on the link for information.

MSW Orientation and New Student Program Information

Posted On: 06/20/11 | Comments (0)

Attn: Fall 2011 Incoming MSW Students

Please be sure to read through MSW Orientation and New Student Program Information for important information!

Ask a Current MSW Student Webinar

Posted On: 06/07/11 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

What's it like to live in Ann Arbor? How do MSW students balance their workload? What do social work students do for fun?

Join seven MSW students for a live web chat. They're excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program.

This is a Web-based session; you may login to attend this session from any computer.

Click here to view the chat log and/or PowerPoint presentation.

Important! Fall 2011 Registration and Advising

Posted On: 06/07/11 | Comments (0)

If you have been accepted to the MSW program for fall 2011 and have paid your enrollment deposit, an email was sent to your UMich email account providing you with information on registration, group advising sessions, and summer new student program sessions. Space is reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please check your UMich email account and if you did not receive such an email, contact the Office of Student Services.

If you have not yet created a uniqname, please do so at your earliest convenience. Once you create a uniqname, then you will have a University of Michigan email account. Please be sure to check your UMich email frequently as many offices use this to convey official and important information.

2011 Michigan Football Season Tickets

Posted On: 06/01/11 | Comments (0)

Incoming graduate students may order their University of Michigan 2011 football season tickets online beginning Monday, June 6, 2011 through Friday, June 24, 2011.

You must order online at www.mgoblue.com/tickets and pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or by electronic check.

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View recorded versions of Field Placement Webinars

Posted On: 05/11/11 | Comments (0)

Please click the following links to view recorded versions of Field Placement Webinars or PowerPoint presentations:

Field Placement Information Webinar * If you would like to view a captioned version, please contact the Office of Student Services.

Field Placement Information Webinar PowerPoint presentation

Field Placement Q&A Webinar

Field Placement Q&A Webinar PowerPoint presentation

Field Placement Application Deadline

Posted On: 05/06/11 | Comments (0)

Reminder! Students beginning field in the fall 2011 term!

The Field Placement Application will be accepted starting May 13th! WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS AFTER MAY 13 ON A ROLLING BASIS AS STUDENTS MATRICULATE. Please be aware that you cannot submit your field application unless you have paid your enrollment deposit and set up your uniqname. We will continue to accept applications after the initial May 13th due date.

For detailed field information, please be sure to read the Incoming Students: Essential Field Placement Instructions and Resources.

Contact the Office of Field Instruction with any questions.

Timeline of Upcoming Activities for Incoming MSW Students

Posted On: 05/03/11 | Comments (0)

Please review the timeline below to learn about upcoming activities for incoming MSW students*:

* You must pay your enrollment deposit to matriculate into the program, set up your U-M uniqname, and be eligible for the following:

May 13 or upon matriculation and uniquename set-up (for students beginning field in fall term) - Field Application Due

late May/early June – Sign up for registration appointment time, online course advising session, on-campus summer new student program session

May 16 -23 – Receive email from OSS providing detailed information on registration, course advising sessions, and summer new program sessions

late June/early July – Receive email from OSS letting you know of any exemptions you’ll receive from foundation courses

late June/early July – Join online course advising session

July/August – Attend a Summer New Student Program Session (optional)

July/August – Register for classes

August 30 – September 1: Attend Fall Orientation

Please click here for additional incoming MSW student information.

Q&A Webinar for Admitted Students - May 12

Posted On: 05/02/11 | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 12, 2011
3:30PM - 4:30PM (EDT)

Admitted and enrolled students are encouraged to attend this Web-based session. Information about the course registration process, new student summer sessions, fall orientation, and more will be provided. The majority of the session will be devoted to answering questions sent in by attendees.

This is a Web-based session; you may login to attend this session from any computer.

To register for this session, please click here.

Field Placement Q&A Webinar - May 10

Posted On: 05/02/11 | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
12:00PM - 1:00PM (EDT)

New students beginning field placement in the fall must submit placement request materials by May 13th. Office of Field Instruction, Career Center, and Office of Student Services staff will be available to answer questions about the field placement application.

This is a Web-based session; you may login to attend this session from any computer.

To register for this Webinar, please click here.

IMPORTANT: Field Placement Information Webinars

Posted On: 04/05/11 | Comments (0)

April 12, 2011 Field Placement Webinar
April 27, 2011 Field Placement Webinar

All incoming students should plan to attend one of these Web-based sessions. Applicants are encouraged to attend as well. Registration required by clicking on one of the above links.

The session will walk admitted students through the process of applying for a field placement. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively utilize the Career Center in preparing field application materials. The last 30 minutes of the session will discuss specific information for students planning to apply for a school placement. Applications are due May 13th for students beginning field in the fall.

Virtual Spring Open House

Posted On: 03/28/11 | Comments (0)

Friday, April 1, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EDT)

Join us for the Virtual SSW Spring Open House on April 1st! This webinar is designed for students admitted to or applying to the Fall 2011 MSW program. Faculty, staff, and current students of the MSW program will be available to discuss the curriculum, field internship, career services, course registration, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Web session.

Please click the link above to register for this online session.

MSW Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A - March 9

Posted On: 03/04/11 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
9:00 am - 10:00 am (EST)

This Web-based session is designed for students who have already applied or are in the process of applying to the MSW program. A brief admissions update will be provided along with instructions on applying for financial aid. The majority of the Webinar will be devoted to answering questions sent in by attendees.

Click here to register and join this Webinar.

Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A

Posted On: 02/10/11 | Comments (0)

Please click on the following link to view a recording of our Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A Webinar:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/600355362

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from our Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A Webinar.

Virtual Information Session Schedule

Posted On: 02/08/11 | Comments (0)

Please click here for the virtual information session schedule and registration information for each Web session.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Services.

February 9th MSW Admissions & Financial Aid Q&A Webinar

Posted On: 02/07/11 | Comments (0)

Join us for a Webinar on February 9th from 3:30PM to 4:30PM EST!

This online session is designed for students who have already applied or are in the process of applying to the MSW program. A brief admissions update will be provided along with instructions on applying for financial aid. The majority of the session will be devoted to answering questions sent in by attendees.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please click on the link to register.

Scholarship and Special Programs: Application Deadline 3/1

Posted On: 02/07/11 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers various scholarships and special programs, some with significant financial assistance, that can enhance your learning and preparation for your social work career. For a full listing, please click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2011 / February 1 (Priority). Be sure to check the blog for updated information!

Child Welfare Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Child Welfare Scholarship Program is to train committed specialists in child welfare.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Community-Based Initiative Program
The purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit Program is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Geriatric Scholarship Program
The Geriatric Scholarship Program aims to address the growing need for geriatric social workers by creating more aging-rich placements and increasing the number of students in the field of health care and social work for older people.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Global Activities Scholars Program
The purpose of the Global Activities Scholars Program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Jewish Communal Leadership Program
The Jewish Communal Leadership Program presents a distinctive educational opportunity for individuals committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while addressing broader social concerns.
• Nonresident: $47,000 total award
• Resident: $23,500 total award
Click here for more information.

National Community Scholars Program
The National Community Scholars Program prepares professionals for enabling young people and adult allies to create community change through national field placement opportunities.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions about these programs.

Peace Corps Master's International

Posted On: 02/07/11 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan School of Social Work in conjunction with the Peace Corps is pleased to announce the availability of a Master’s International (MI) program. The UM-SSW Peace Corps MI program will allow students interested in working with children and youth to incorporate 27 months of Peace Corps service into their MSW program.

Two curriculum schedule options have been added for MSW students that wish to pursue admission to the Peace Corps MI program: Peace Corps Master's International Advanced Standing and Peace Corps Master's International 20 Month. Selection of one of these curriculum schedules notifies the School that you intend to pursue admission to the Peace Corps MI program.

Peace Corps MI Funding:
• Nonresident: $10,000 total award* (Advanced Standing/45 credit hour program students) / $20,000 total award* (60 credit hour program students)

• Resident: $5,000 total award* (Advanced Standing students) / $10,000 total award* (60 credit hour program students)

* Financial aid awards for Peace Corps Master's International students will be disbursed in the term(s) after successful completion of Peace Corps service.

Click the link for more information about the Peace Corps Master’s International program or contact the Office of Global Activities at 734-936-1964 / ssw.peacecorps@umich.edu.

Graduate Student Staff Assistant Positions

Posted On: 01/20/11 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will be hiring three Fall 2011 incoming MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. These positions each provide a full tuition waver, a stipend, and eligibility to participate in the University-sponsored health insurance plan.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2011

Click here for more information.

Spring Open House 2011

Posted On: 01/12/11 | Comments (0)

Spring Open House
March 24-25, 2011

This event is for Fall 2011 MSW applicants; Fall 2011 admitted applicants are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration is required. Click here to register and for more information.

MSW/PhD Information Session

Posted On: 11/19/10 | Comments (0)

We invite you learn more about the School by attending an on-campus prospective student information session or joining a webinar. Admissions counselors will discuss program options, degree requirements, the application process, financial aid, and more. Time will also be available to ask questions.

To view the dates and times available and to register for an online session, please visit our Virtual & On-Campus Prospective Student Sessions Web page. To register for an on-campus session, send an email to ssw.msw.info@umich.edu or call the Office of Student Services at 734-936-0961.

Additionally, you can view a recording of an MSW/PhD Information Session by clicking here. View the MSW/PhD Information Session PowerPoint presentation by clicking here.

Telluride House Scholarship

Posted On: 09/23/10 | Comments (0)

Telluride House offers full room and board scholarships to University students.

If you'd like to learn more about Telluride House, please attend one of the following:

INFO SESSION: Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00PM, Michigan League 1st floor Room 4

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, September 29th at 6:00PM, Telluride House, 1735 Washtenaw

Click here for a Telluride House Scholarship application application.

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Important Registration Information

Posted On: 08/24/10 | Comments (0)

Many courses are now closed. Students that need to register for a closed course should submit a petition to enter a closed course as soon as possible. If you are petitioning for a course with multiple sections, please petition for one section of the course and indicate in the notes section other course sections which would work in your schedule as well. Please provide as much information regarding your circumstances in the notes section of the petition(s) as you feel is relevant. For those students submitting petitions on Thursday August 26, 2010 by 5:00 p.m., every attempt will be made to inform them of the outcome of their petitions by Monday August 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Fall Orientation for Incoming MSW Students

Posted On: 08/23/10 | Comments (0)

Please click the following for information and a schedule for Fall Orientation.

Helpful List of Tips & Resources for SSW Students

Posted On: 08/11/10 | Comments (0)

If you’re new to Ann Arbor, or if you’ve been here for years, be sure to check out the following list of tips and resources for SSW students that our current students and alumni have compiled.

Community Service Day for Incoming MSW Students

Posted On: 08/02/10 | Comments (0)

Kick off fall orientation and the program by taking part in Community Service Day on August 31st! This is a great opportunity to meet other students in the program while helping a nonprofit organization.

Sign up by August 13th -- call the Office of Student Services at 734-936-0961. Sites will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

To view a listing of sites and detailed information, please click on the link above.

"Ask a Current MSW Student" Webinar Chat Log

Posted On: 07/06/10 | Comments (0)

View the "Ask a Current MSW Student" Webinar: Chat Log (PDF) / Powerpoint.

Reminder! Registration, Summer New Student Program, Course Planning

Posted On: 06/22/10 | Comments (0)

Fall 2010 matriculated students (those who have paid their enrollment deposits) need to call the Office of Student Services at (734) 936-0961 to schedule a registration appointment time and summer new program session. Also, there is self registration for required Web-based course planning available. Review the email sent to you at your UMich email account for more details.

Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis!

Be sure to read through the New Student Information page.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Fall 2010 Incoming MSW Students: Registration, Course Planning, & New Student Program Sessions

Posted On: 06/03/10 | Comments (0)

Admitted students that have paid their enrollment deposit and plan to begin the MSW program in the fall of 2010 will receive an email with regard to scheduling a registration appointment date, a web-based group advising/course planning session, and a date to attend an on-campus New Student Program session by June 16th. Once this email is received, incoming students may contact the Office of Student Services at 734-936-0961 to schedule these appointments/sessions.

Be sure to check your UMich email account!

June 28th Webinar: "Ask a Current MSW Student"

Posted On: 05/27/10 | Comments (0)

Webinar: Ask a Current MSW Student
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Click the above link to register for this online, computer-based Web session.

What's it like to live in Ann Arbor? How do MSW students balance their workload? What do social work students do for fun?

Join six MSW students for an live web chat. They're excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program.

Timeline of Upcoming Activities for Incoming MSW Students

Posted On: 05/24/10 | Comments (0)

Please review the timeline below to learn about upcoming activities for incoming MSW students:

• May 14 or upon matriculation and uniquename set-up (for students beginning field in fall term) - Field Application Due
• June – Sign up for registration appointment time, online course advising session, on-campus summer new student program session
• July – Receive email from OSS letting you know of any exemptions you’ll receive from foundation courses
• July/August – Join online course advising session
• August – Attend a Summer New Student Program Session (optional)
• August – Register for classes
• August 31 – September 2: Attend Fall Orientation

Please click here for additional incoming MSW student information.

2010 UM Football Season Tickets

Posted On: 05/17/10 | Comments (0)

Incoming graduate students may order their University of Michigan 2010 football season tickets online beginning June 7, 2010 through June 25, 2010.

To order online starting June 7, visit www.mgoblue.com/tickets.

If you would like to sit with other fall 2010 incoming SOCIAL WORK students, please enter the following information: Group - SOC; Password - SOC

Click here for additional information.

Field Placement Q&A Webinar

Posted On: 05/10/10 | Comments (0)

May 11, 2010, 12Noon to 1:00PM (ET)

Please click the above link to register for this online, computer-based Web session.

New students beginning field placement in the fall must submit placement request materials by May 14th. Office of Field Instruction staff will be available during the Webinar to answer questions about the field placement application.

Field Placement Request Application Deadline

Posted On: 05/03/10 | Comments (0)

Reminder! Students beginning field in fall 2010 term!

The Field Placement Request Application will be accepted starting May 14th! WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS AFTER MAY 14 ON A ROLLING BASIS AS STUDENTS MATRICULATE. Please be aware that you cannot submit your field application unless you have paid your enrollment deposit and set up your uniqname. We will continue to accept applications after the initial May 14th due date.

Contact the Office of Field Instruction with any questions.

View the Field Placement Web Session

Posted On: 05/03/10 | Comments (0)

Please click here to view a recorded version of the Field Placement Web Session.

If you would like to view the Field Placement Web Session PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

Scholarship for Continuing Education in the Field of Aging

Posted On: 04/20/10 | Comments (0)

The Senior Coordinating Aging Network (SCAN) of Oakland County is seeking applicants for scholarships to be awarded in August of 2010.

Application and 100-500 word essay due June 11, 2010.

Fall 2010 incoming students can include a copy of their resume and MSW acceptance letter to meet the enrollment requirement.

Contact: Keith Angelocci, SCAN Scholarship Chairman, 248-449-7830

Field Placement Instructions & Resources for Fall 2010 Incoming Students

Posted On: 04/12/10 | Comments (0)

Incoming students, please click on and read the following Essential Field Placement Instructions and Resources.

For additional field information, visit the Office of Field Instruction website.

MSW Field Placement Webinar Sessions

Posted On: 04/12/10 | Comments (0)

• Tuesday, April 13, 3:30pm – 4:30 pm: Register Here

• Wednesday, April 28, 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Register Here

ALL students planning to attend the MSW Program beginning fall 2010 are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions. The sessions will provide invaluable information about the field placement process and will be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions regarding field placement and the field placement application process.

Field placement applications are due May 14th for students beginning field in the fall; however, we strongly recommend attendance of a Field Placement Session even if you do not plan to begin field until January.

There will also be a Field Instruction Q&A Webinar on Tuesday, May 11 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Register Here.

Additional Scholarship and Special Programs Information

Posted On: 03/31/10 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers various scholarships and special programs, some with significant financial assistance, that can enhance your learning and preparation for your social work career. For a full listing, please click here.

Early Application Deadline: December 1, 2010 / Priority Deadline: February 1, 2011. Be sure to check the blog for updated information!

Child Welfare Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Child Welfare Scholarship Program is to train committed specialists in child welfare.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Community-Based Initiative Program
The purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit Program is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Geriatric Scholarship Program
The Geriatric Scholarship Program aims to address the growing need for geriatric social workers by creating more aging-rich placements and increasing the number of students in the field of health care and social work for older people.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Global Activities Scholars Program
The purpose of the Global Activities Scholars Program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Jewish Communal Leadership Program
The Jewish Communal Leadership Program presents a distinctive educational opportunity for individuals committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while addressing broader social concerns.
• Nonresident: $47,000 total award
• Resident: $23,500 total award
Click here for more information.

National Community Scholars Program
The National Community Scholars Program prepares professionals for enabling young people and adult allies to create community change through national field placement opportunities.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Graduate Student Staff Assistant Positions
The Office of Student Services will be hiring three Fall 2011 incoming MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. These positions each provide a full tuition waver, a stipend, and eligibility to participate in the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2011
Click here for more information.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions about these programs.

Virtual SSW Open House

Posted On: 03/29/10 | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)

Join us for the Virtual SSW Spring Open House on April 1st! This webinar is designed for students admitted to or applying to the Fall 2010 MSW program. Faculty and staff of the MSW program will be available to discuss the curriculum, field internship, career services, course registration, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Web session.

Registration is required.

Bring It Back, Take It Forward

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

Celebrating 50 Years of Activism
March 12-14, 2010

Rackham Building (March 12 & 13)
School of Social Work (March 14)

For more information and for a schedule of events:
http://bringitbacktakeitforward.org/
CelebratingActivism@umich.edu

IGR GSI Position for Fall 2010

Posted On: 02/23/10 | Comments (0)

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is seeking graduate students for two fall term courses: UC 320/Psych 310/Soc 320 Training for Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation and UC 321/Psych 311/Soc 321 Practicum for Intergroup Dialogue Facilitators.

GSIs are equal partners in the grading, teaching, and evaluation of students in these courses. The GSI position is a 50% appointment.

Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Applications and additional information are available on the IGR website .

Questions? Contact Xinyan Mitchell at IGR or call (734)936-1875.

Telluride House Scholarship

Posted On: 02/12/10 | Comments (0)

Telluride House offers full room and board scholarships to University students.

Click here for a Telluride House Scholarship application. The deadline is 9:00AM, Friday, February 26, 2010.

Visit the Telluride House website or contact t-info@umich.edu for more information.

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Graduate Student Staff Assistant Positions

Posted On: 02/11/10 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services is no longer accepting applications for incoming Fall 2010 Graduate Student Staff Assistants.

For applicants that met the GSSA applicant deadline of February 1, 2010, please note the following timeline:

  • Over the next 2-3 weeks - Selected applicants will interview for GSSA position.

  • Early March - Offers will be made to selected applicants.

If you have not been selected to interview for one of the positions, a letter will be sent to your current address.

LSA Women's Studies Dept. - GSI Positions

Posted On: 02/10/10 | Comments (0)

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) - Women's Studies Department is accepting applications for GSI positions in fall term 2010.

Applications due: Monday, March 8

To apply and for more information, contact: LSA - Dept. of Women's Studies.

Virtual Information Session Schedule

Posted On: 02/01/10 | Comments (0)

Please click here for the virtual information session schedule and registration information for each Web session.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Services.

Join Us! Q&A Webinar Session - January 29 @ 3:30 p.m.

Posted On: 01/26/10 | Comments (0)

Join us for a Question and Answer Webinar Session for prospective students, applicants, and admitted students for Fall 2010. The session will be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions regarding admissions, financial aid, and any other questions they may have about the MSW program.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Registration for this session is required. Click here to register.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions.

Apply to be a Graduate Student Staff Assistant!

Posted On: 12/01/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will be hiring incoming Fall 2010 MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. Two students will be hired to work in the Career Center and one student will be hired to work in the Office of Student Services on recruitment, admissions, and student services.

These positions will offer full tuition, a monthly living stipend, and University health insurance.

The deadline to apply is Monday, February 1, 2010. Applicants must also submit a complete MSW application by this date.

For more info on these positions and how to apply, go to:

Career Services GSSA Position
Student Services GSSA Position

Join us for Social Work Day!

Posted On: 10/01/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work will host Social Work Day on Friday, November 13th. This is a great day for prospective students to visit the School and learn more about the MSW program and PhD in Social Work and Social Science. Click here for more information.

MSW Information Sessions

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

Prospective students are invited to learn more about the School of Social Work by joining an online session or attending an on-campus prospective student information session. Admissions counselors will discuss program options, degree requirements, the application process, financial aid, and more. Both options will allow prospective students to ask questions during the session.

To see a full list of information sessions click here.

Lunch for prospective students!

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work invites prospective students to be our guest for lunch in numerous cities around the country. Admissions counselors will discuss the program and alumni will also be present to share their experience at the school. To see a list of sites and sign up, click here.

Orientation Schedule

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

Orientation for new MSW students runs from September 2 - 4. To view the complete schedule go to:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/04newstudentorientation.html

Please note: September 2nd is an optional Community Service Day. September 4th is required only for students starting Advanced Field Instruction (SW 691) in Fall 2009 (i.e advanced standing, transfer, students exempted from foundation field). All students are expected to attend the orientation activities on September 3rd.

View the Online Library Orientation

Posted On: 08/31/09 | Comments (0)

All new incoming students are required to view the online library orientation located at:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/10libraryinfo.html

Financial Aid Disbursement

Posted On: 08/28/09 | Comments (0)

Financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans) for all students enrolled in the Fall 2009 term will be disbursed on August 29, 2009. Financial aid will first pay tuition, fees, and any other charges due to the University. Any money remaining after these amounts are paid will be refunded to the student. Students who have direct deposit set up will receive a deposit on September 3, 2009. If direct deposit is not set up, a refund check will be mailed on September 3, 2009 to the student's current address. All students should be sure to keep their current address updated in wolverine access: http://wolverineaccess.umich.edu/

All students receiving financial aid should also review the Office of Financial Aid Newsletter for additional information:
http://www.finaid.umich.edu/media/pdf_newsletters_autogen/709snl.pdf

If you have questions regarding your financial aid package, call 734-936-0961.

Resources for Students with Children

Posted On: 08/24/09 | Comments (0)

Be sure to visit The Students with Children website:
http://www.studentswithchildren.umich.edu

This site is dedicated to the needs of students at U-M who juggle parenting/elder care, study, and work. Resources include child care, financial assistance, social support, housing, and health care information. The Web site was created by the former Committee on Student Parent Issues (COSPI) and is maintained by the Work/Life Resource Center.

For additional information on Work/Life supports for faculty, staff and students, please also visit the following sites:

Work/Life Resource Center site:
http://www.hr.umich.edu/worklife/

U-M Child Care Gateway:
http://www.hr.umich.edu/childcare/

All School Tailgate!

Posted On: 08/21/09 | Comments (0)

Kick off this year's football season and school year by attending the All School Tailgate. Lunch will be provided. Students, staff, faculty and their family are welcome to attend. U-M will be playing Western Michigan University. The game begins at 3:30. Please feel free to attend the tailgate even if you aren't attending the game. Please be sure to register (by August 31st) for this event in advance by going to:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/events/register.html?eventID=3870

Details:
When: Saturday 09/05/09, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: SSWB (McGregor Commons)
Sponsor: Office of Student Services & Student Union

Sign Up for Community Service Day Now!

Posted On: 08/19/09 | Comments (0)

Incoming MSW students are encouraged to kick off the program by taking part in Community Service Day (September 2nd). This is a great opportunity to meet other students in the program while helping a great non profit organization.

To sign up, call the Office of Student Services (734-936-0961) by August 26, 2009. Sites will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The full listing of sites can be found at:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/current/newStudent/OrientationSchedule.html

Closed Course Petition decisions

Posted On: 08/14/09 | Comments (0)

Decisions on closed course petitions will be coming to your umich email beginning early next week. Be sure to check your email daily beginning August 18.

Non-SSW GSI Positions in Sociology

Posted On: 08/13/09 | Comments (0)

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AVAILABILITY OF GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTOR
POSITIONS for FALL TERM 2009

100 – Principles of Sociology
102 – Contemporary Social Issues
210 – Elementary Statistics
215 - Organization & Society
305 – Introduction to Sociological Theory
312 – Evaluating Evidence
315 – Economic Sociology
344 – Marriage and the Family
345 – Sociology of Sexuality
510 – Statistics I

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Office of Global Activities Announcement

Posted On: 08/13/09 | Comments (0)

To learn about global social work opportunities, please visit:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/public/OGA/

You will find a comprehensive step-by-step guide on securing a global social work opportunity on our website. There is also a helpful FAQ section and resources that discuss the difference between Field and Special Studies. You can also email ssw.oga@umich.edu or call 734-936-1964 on Mon, Wed, and Thurs.

Advanced Standing and 16-month students must be enrolled in field instruction during the Fall Term of their admit year to be eligible for an international field placement. 20-month students are not eligible field credit because they are not enrolled during Spring/Summer Term. 20-month students are eligible for Special Studies credit for any research based on international work.

The costs involved are different for each placement and dependent on your length of stay. The range can span from $4500 - $9800 for a 8-12 week stay. Please note that if you are a 16-month student or an Advanced Standing student, you will also be paying for Spring/Summer tuition on top of expenses for your global social work experience.

Workshop: Introduction to Personal Safety – Empower Yourself!

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time and Location:
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Pre-registration is required - see below for details

Description:
How can I tell if I’m in danger?
How do I signal before an attack that I will not make a good victim?
What are my choices for protecting myself?
What if I freeze up or forget what to do?
I want to feel powerful and safe – what do I need to know?

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Do you have international study interests?

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan International Institute (II) houses 18 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes. Our centers rank among the nation’s finest in their respective fields of study and bring together faculty experts from across the U-M campus. Six of our centers have been designated as U.S. Department of Education National Resource Centers, earning this status in prestigious peer-reviewed competitions. We are looking for both incoming and continuing students who have an interest in, or wish to focus on a particular world region or country, as part of their studies or for their own enrichment.

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Fulbright Information Sessions

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

U.S. State Department offers Fulbright Information Sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 5
Thursday, August 6
Monday, August 10
Thursday, August 13

- all sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in room 2609 SSWB in the School of School of Social Work Building.

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The State Department makes Fulbright fellowships available to over 1,500 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. The competition is administered at the University of Michigan through the International Institute. At the information session, a University of Michigan Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive.

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Looking for a course outside of the School of Social Work?

Posted On: 08/04/09 | Comments (0)

Women’s Studies is pleased to offer Feminism and Health with Professor Julia Seng during Fall 2009. This course will be an interdisciplinary experience and Women’s Studies students are very welcome. WS 801-001 will be offered on Mondays from 9 am to 12 pm. Individual students' work will be tailored to their scholarly interest in women's health.

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Helpful Tips for Incoming Students

Posted On: 07/31/09 | Comments (0)

Current students and alumni have created a guide to help incoming students learn about Ann Arbor, student life, campus resources and more. To view this go to:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/Helpful_Tips.pdf

View Group Advising Session Slides

Posted On: 07/31/09 | Comments (0)

If you would like to review some of the information presented during the group advising session, go to:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/
*Look for the "Group Advising Session Resources" section.

If you have more questions about registration, contact the Office of Student Services at 734-936-0961 to speak with an Academic Planning Coordinator.

CBI Program Accepting Additional Applications

Posted On: 07/31/09 | Comments (0)

A few spaces in the Community Based Initiative (CBI) program have just become available. The purpose of the CBI Program is to train committed specialists in community-based work through courses, projects, and field placements in southwest Detroit and east Dearborn.

Community Based Initiative Funding
Nonresident awards: $4,000 per semester ($16,000 total award)
Resident awards: $2,000 per semester ($8,000 total award)

Applications are due by Wednesday, August 5, 2009. More information and the application can be found at:

http://ssw.umich.edu/finaid/msw/grants-scholarships.html#Community

Closed Course Petitions

Posted On: 07/24/09 | Comments (0)

Welcome new students. Many of you will begin registering in just a few days. If you find it necessary to submit a closed course petition please know that decsisions on these petitions will be an ongoing process throughout the summer. You will be informed of the decisions via email from the SSW Registrar's office. Once you have registered and submitted a petition we recommend that you check your umich email several times a week. You may find out within a few days or it may be several weeks but you can expect a response prior to the start of the term (for those submitted in July and August).

Academic Integrity - Required Tutorial

Posted On: 07/10/09 | Comments (0)

All incoming students are required to complete an academic integrity tutorial and a library tutorial. The academic tutorial can be viewed Here. The library tutorial will be available in early August.

Review Your Course Planning Worksheets

Posted On: 07/09/09 | Comments (0)

Please review your relevant Course Planning Worksheet after August 1, 2009 to ensure you have the latest updated information.

View the June 12th Field Webinar

Posted On: 06/22/09 | Comments (0)

If you missed the June 12th field webinar, you can watch it by Clicking Here. You can also follow the PowerPoint, Here.

Discounts on Computers & Software for Students

Posted On: 06/22/09 | Comments (0)

If you're thinking about purchasing a computer or software, be sure to check first at U-M Computer Showcase for large discount offers on software and computers for degree seeking students.

Find Work-Study Jobs & Temporary Employment

Posted On: 06/22/09 | Comments (0)

If you've been given a work-study award as part of your financial aid package you can search for positions by clicking here. Additional postings will be available in late July or early August. See postings for application details.

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Nonprofit & Public Management Opportunities

Posted On: 06/22/09 | Comments (0)

Do you want to learn more about nonprofits – from running one, to investing responsibly in one, to being an effective board member – while you are studying at the University of Michigan?

The Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) is a collaboration among School of Social Work, Ford School of Public Policy, and Ross School of Business.

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$2000 Kellogg Scholarship from Spectrum Center

Posted On: 06/10/09 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan Spectrum Center/Kellogg Scholarship will provide five $2,000 scholarships to those who demonstrate strong engagement in and who have made significant contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and ally activism.

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Call for your registration appointment!

Posted On: 06/05/09 | Comments (0)

It is now time for Fall 2009 matriculated students (those who have paid their enrollment deposits) to call the Office of Student Services (734-936-0961) to schedule their registration appointment time, web-based course planning session, summer new program session, and web-based field session. Review the email sent to you for more details.

Be sure to also read through the Incoming Student Information page:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/

We look forward to hearing from you!

Fulbright Information Sessions Begin Tomorrow

Posted On: 06/02/09 | Comments (0)

All sessions will be held from 12:00 to 1:00pm in the International Institute, School of Social Work Building room 2609.

Wednesday, June 3
Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 16
Thursday, June 25

At the information session, a University of Michigan Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive.

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2009 Michigan Football Season Tickets

Posted On: 06/01/09 | Comments (0)

Incoming grad students may order University of Michigan 2009 football season tickets online beginning June 1, 2009 through June 19, 2009. A season ticket is $200.00 plus a $10.00 service charge, and the 2009 football season t-shirt may be ordered for an additional $10.00. You may order online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or by electronic check.

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Missed Virtual Open House?

Posted On: 05/21/09 | Comments (0)

We were excited to see more than 100 students join us for Virtual Open House yesterday. We hope you found it helpful.

If you missed the session, or would like to take a second look you can either view the Recording of the Session or the PowerPoint Slides.

We will soon post answers to the questions that we were unable to address during the session on this blog.

Join Us May 20th for a Virtual Open-House

Posted On: 05/11/09 | Comments (0)

This web-based virtual open-house session will address many questions that students have before starting the MSW program. Faculty and staff will discuss curriculum, field internships, career services, course registration, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session. Join Us!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
12:00-1:30pm (eastern standard time)

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Registration and Course Advising Info. Coming Soon!

Posted On: 05/11/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will be sending matriculated students instructions on how to schedule their registration appointment, web-based course advising session, web-based field instruction session, and new student summer session very soon. Web-based field sessions will take place June-July. Registration, course advising, and New Student Summer Sessions will take place July-August. An email with more details will come to students who have paid their enrollment deposits in the next few weeks.

Grad PLUS Loan Program

Posted On: 05/01/09 | Comments (0)

Often at this time of year students are looking at avenues for financing their education and bridging the gap between their financial aid package and the cost of attending our MSW program. There is a relatively new option for MSW students: Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate Students (Grad PLUS).

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Share Housing With a Social Work Student

Posted On: 04/21/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers a roommate matching feature on its website. This is a great place to find a roommate or post housing you have available. You must be a matriculated student (with a uniqname & password) to access the site. The site can be found at:
www.ssw.umich.edu/housing/

Reminder - CBI Applications Due Monday!

Posted On: 04/17/09 | Comments (0)

Applications for the Community-Based Initiative Program are due Monday, April 20, 2009. This program offers resident and nonresident funding opportunities for incoming 2009 MSW students.

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Apply for the Community Based Initiative Program

Posted On: 04/03/09 | Comments (2)

Community Based Initiative (CBI) positions will be awarded to a maximum of 20 incoming students who are interested in specializing in community-based work. The purpose of the program is to train committed specialists in community-based work through courses, projects, and field placements in southwest Detroit and east Dearborn.

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Open House Student Panelist Contact Info.

Posted On: 03/30/09 | Comments (0)

We were glad to see so many students attend Open House on March 25th and 26th. As promised, here is the contact information for the students who spoke on the current student panel. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions about their experiences in the MSW program.

Cerise Carrington (cmcar@umich.edu)
Edmund Lewis (edmundl@umich.edu)
Matthew Stewart-Fulton (mjfulton@umich.edu)
Lisa Smith (lisacsmi@umich.edu)
Melissa Villegas (melissv@umich.edu)

Need a place to stay for Open House?

Posted On: 03/16/09 | Comments (0)

If you're coming to Open House on March 25th & 26th and need a place to stay, an MSW student may be able to host you. Please email sandragu@umich.edu if interested.

Apply To Be a Graduate Student Staff Assistant

Posted On: 03/03/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will be hiring incoming MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. Two students will be hired to work in the Career Center and one student will be hired to work in the Office of Student Services on recruitment, admissions, and student services.

These positions will offer full tuition, a monthly living stipend, and University health insurance.

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Spring Open House 2009

Posted On: 02/27/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work is hosting our annual Spring Open House on March 25-26, 2009, for Fall 2009 MSW applicants. Fall 2009 applicants who have been offered admission are especially encouraged to attend.

For the schedule of activities click here.

To register to attend click here.

New Prospective & Incoming MSW Student Blog

Posted On: 02/13/09 | Comments (0)

Welcome to the Prospective Student Blog. Be sure to visit often for information regarding financial aid opportunities, important deadlines, upcoming events, and other useful information for incoming students.

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