Beyond The Diag - March 2023

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Spring has arrived (or at least will be here soon!), as the weather slowly warms up, this month's edition includes lots of information about upcoming events and activities, as well as important reminders on how to stay safe and healthy.

Staying Safe in the Spring Time

March is here and St. Patrick’s Day is approaching. As well as this, March Madness is beginning soon, and the NCAA tournament is always a popular time for students to socialize and celebrate. Below are some tips to stay safe and enjoy the festivities this year!

Stay in the Blue: Staying in the Blue means keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at low-risk levels of .06 or below. Alcohol affects everyone differently – so regardless of your age, gender, physical condition, or emotional state, it is important to monitor your alcohol intake.

Change to 2023-24 Academic Calendar

We would  like to make you aware of an important change in next year’s academic calendar (2023-24). Provost McCauley recently announced that the Winter 2024 term will now begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 and Commencement will now take place May 3-5, 2024. We know that many landlords have their leases run at least through the end of May (if not July or August), but the academic calendar adjustments may impact students whose leases are due to end at the end of April 2024.

Bouncing Back from Spring Break

After coming back from spring break, the final push to the end of the semester in April can be tough. The last few weeks include projects, tests, assignments, and final exams. We know that this can lead to increased levels of stress and tiredness. Here are some tips to finish the semester strong:

Popular Campus Study Spots

The University of Michigan is  a huge school, with lots of places to study. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming, so use this guide to find a study space that works for you.

Please note that these study spaces have been suggested based on their advertised hours, locations and accessibility. For full details, please visit their websites. Note that hours may differ during breaks and holidays.

Central Campus:

Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Michigan Dining

As the end of the school year approaches, many students are finalizing off-campus housing plans for next year. This can be a stressful process, especially for students who lived in dorms this year and never had to worry about where they were going to eat. Luckily, MDining’s Buy Ahead program is a great way for students to stay on top of their nutrition after they transition to living off campus. Until May 31, 2023, students are able to buy next year’s meal plans at this year’s prices!