Jan 01, 2017

2017 is a very special year for the University of Michigan — it’s not every day you turn 200!

Join us in Ann Arbor for a series of commemorative festivals, symposiums, and performances filled with history, celebrity alumni, and fun for Wolverines of all ages. Below are just a few highlights we can look forward to in this very Maize and Blue year.

January 30: Reflections on the Future of the University Community: A Dialogue with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer (moderated by Michele Norris)

April 6-8: UMich200 Spring Festival including True Blue! A Tribute To Michigan featuring James Earl Jones, Darren Criss and Cecilia Munoz

June 26: The Evolving Bargain between Research Universities and Society: A conversation featuring leaders of nine prestigious universities (moderated by Ruth J. Simmons, former president of both Brown University and Smith College)

June 27: UMich200 Summer Festival in partnership with the annual celebration Ann Arbor Summer Festival that links the campus and community through performing arts and outdoor entertainment.

September 15: UMich200 Detroit Festival celebrating the university’s birthplace two centuries after its founding in Detroit with a series of events, exhibitions, and a Detroit Tigers tribute game.

October 26-28: UMich200 Fall Festival over homecoming weekend featuring exhibits, tours, and live performances dedicated to forecasting the university’s contributions over the next 100 years. Of course, homecoming wouldn’t be complete without a game in the Big House!

Check out future Visit Ann Arbor newsletters and event listings for more information about the University of Michigan Bicentennial.

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