M Lead Academy and Move-in Program

MLEAD Academy is a weeklong leadership experience for incoming students living in University Housing. (Please note that students in a Michigan Learning Community are not able to be in the MLEAD program). Participants will move in to University Housing early to engage in a variety of activities including, leadership speakers, workshops, and entertaining programs. MLEAD Academy participants also take part in welcoming and assisting other students move in to University Housing. By joining MLEAD Academy participants have extra time to settle into living on campus and making friends before classes start.

MLEAD Academy Participants

(Please note that students in a Michigan Learning Community are not able to be in the MLEAD program).

Why should I attend?

  • Meet new people and make friends before the start of classes
  • Get to know your way around campus and learn about campus resources
  • Develop leadership skills


  • Attend and be on time for all trainings, required meetings, and assigned shifts
  • Meet and greet students during Fall Move-In
  • Help unload vehicles
  • Deliver belongings to student rooms
  • Assist housing staff as needed
  • Answer questions and/or seek out answers to questions
  • Give students and families a great first impression of U-M
  • Complete designated responsibilities
  • Check email throughout the summer for messages from M LEAD Academy

Benefits of being a MLEAD Academy Participant

  • Move in early
  • Gain valuable leadership experience through intentional training and service
  • Serve the Housing community and be a role model
  • Make new friends
  • Receive free meals and a T-shirt

2016 Training and Important Dates

Sunday, August 289:00am - 4:00pmMLEAD Participant Move In/Check in with your Building LeaderMove in & check in at your community
4:30pm - 5:30pmDinner with MLEADERSDining Hall

5:30pm - 6:00pmWalk/Bus to Rackham Auditorium
6:00pm - 7:00pmWelcoming, Community Standards Overview, Introduction of Building Leaders & StaffRackham Auditorium
7:00pm - 8:00pmLeadership Speaker:  Vernon WallRackham Auditorium
8:00pm - 10:30pmTeam TimeIn your community
Monday, August 297:30am - 8:30amBreakfast with TeamDining Hall
9:00am - 10:00amTeam TimeIn your community
10:00am - 12NoonCreating a Welcoming CommunityIn your community
12Noon - 1:00pmLunch with TeamDining Hall
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Group A:  Leadership Activities                      

Group B:  Scavenger Hunt

In your community/Central Campus
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Group A:  Scavenger Hunt                                

Group B:  Leadership Activities

In your community/Central Campus
5:00pm - 6:30pmDinner with TeamDining Hall
6:30pm - 8:30pmLeadership ActivitiesIn your community
9:00pm - 11:00pmMLEAD Late Night South Quad Dining Hall
Tuesday, August 308:30am - 9:30amBreakfastDining Hall
9:30am - 10:30amGroup A:  Change It Up (First Year Students)Mendelssohn Theatre
11:00am - 11:30amGroup B:  Change It Up (First Year Students)Mendelssohn Theatre
12Noon - 1:00pmLunch with TeamDining Hall
1:00pm - 2:00pmBreakRecharge Time
2:00pm - 3:00pmCommunication ActivityIn your community
3:00pm - 4:00pm8 Dimensions of WellnessIn your community
4:00pm - 5:00pmMove-In Walkthrough with HD & CCMIn your community
5:00pm - 6:30pmDinner with TeamDining Hall
6:30pm - 9:00pmBuilding Move-In PrepIn your community
9:00pm - 11:00pmMLEAD Late Night TBD

Wed., Thurs., Fri.

8/31, 9/1 and 9/2

Main student Move-In DaysMove-In Responsibilities - Schedule tbd

Thank you for your interest in the MLEAD Academy Program. Registration for this year's program is now closed.

If you have any questions please email the MLead Program Committee.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164