Beyond The Diag - April 2022

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The school year is winding down Wolverines! Check out this month's newsletter for tips on ending the semester, information on moving out, and updates on CSG Airbus for April.

Commencement Activities:

The University of Michigan is hosting several commencement activities for students who graduated December 2021 and who are graduating April 2022 and August 2022. To find information about your school's specific graduation information, check out the commencement calendar here. 

Several University identity-based organizations also host their own individual graduation ceremonies. Take a look at the following to see if any of these ceremonies apply to you!


Black Celebratory:

Free Graduation Cords for Transfer Students

The Committee Advocating for Transfer, Nontraditional, and International Students (CATNIS) is providing free graduation cords to transfer students who are graduating in the winter, spring, or summer semesters. The cords are free and will be distributed on Wednesday, April 13th, from 5-6pm in the LSA Student Government Office. 

Moving out, and leaving town - all you need to know

Firstly, congratulations for making it to the end of the semester! As you begin to think about your summer plans, what are you doing with everything that won’t fit in your suitcases, as you leave campus? Once the packing process begins, many students realize that they’re leaving with A LOT more stuff than they brought to school! It can be difficult (if not impossible) to bring everything back home just for them to stay in boxes for the whole summer. Ann Arbor has a wide selection of safe, inexpensive self-storage units that will safeguard your belongings for the summer.


Self-care tips during finals

Ahhhhh, spring. The flowers are blooming, we’re swapping our boots for sneakers and sandals, people are hammocking everywhere…and finals are upon us. For many of us, this time of year is bittersweet; the weather is beginning to improve and thinking about the future is exciting, but finals can become a cloud hanging over the springtime positivity. It’s not all bad though, and here are a few top tips to help you take care of yourself during these vital last few weeks:


April showers bring May flowers: Learning to dance in the rain

After a winter that feels neverending, spring is such an exciting time! We are all ready for warmer weather and sunny skies but unfortunately, springtime often brings more rain. But the weather doesn’t have to dampen your spirits, especially during finals time. Here are a list of ways that you can have fun when the weather forecast is less than ideal:


Student Gardening Survey

The UM Sustainable Food Program wants to hear from you about your experiences or ideas regarding student gardening! Please complete this survey to help us gather information on potential student gardeners who might be interested in learning more about growing food at the University of Michigan. This survey takes a couple of minutes to complete and we would love to hear from you. Leave your contact information on the last page for the chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards for the Campus Farm Stand.

SAPAC Awareness

SAPAC is the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan, and April is SAPAC Awareness Month. SAPAC’s office space is located on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union and is open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. You can email to schedule an appointment, and there is also a 24-hour crisis line - 734-936-3333.

Take a look at the events section of the SAPAC website for information on upcoming events.

Love your Mother (Earth)

April 22, 2022 is Earth Day! Earth Day began in 1970 to spread awareness about the deterioration of the environment in the United States. Over 50 years later, there are still a lot of concerns over the changing climate and environment. Take a look at the following suggestions for how you can celebrate Earth Day and also carry out ideas through the rest of the year.

CSG Airbus

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government provides a transit service called Airbus that takes students between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro airport before and after breaks. Airbus operates during all official university breaks, with many available dates and times making it flexible and easy to fit into most schedules. Here are some key pieces of information about the service:

Summer Ideas in Ann Arbor

Although campus can get a bit quieter during the summer, Ann Arbor will be thriving with events, fairs, and activities under the sun this summer. Here we have listed a list of fun things to do during your summer:


Argo Park Canoe Livery