2017 Ph.D. Reunion

April 2-4, 2017
The University of Michigan Bicentennial is the perfect time to celebrate our Nursing Ph.D. graduates and 40+ years of doctoral education at the School of Nursing.


Sunday, April 2
Wine and Cheese Reception
4:00–6:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Building, 426 N. Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor
Informal gathering to network and renew friendships. Facility tours. Plenty of free parking available. 
Monday, April 3
Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor, 3200 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor
Grande Rooms I/II
Building Your Understanding of Michigan Now
9:15–11:30 a.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor
Grande Rooms I/II
Key leaders of UMSN’s community will share insights on current programs and goals for the future. Speakers include: Dean Patricia D. Hurn; Dr. Ellen Lavoie Smith, Ph.D. Program Director; Dr. Janean Holden, Associate Dean, Research and Rackham Graduate Studies; Rushika Patel, Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and more.
12:00–5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor
Michigan Room
Poster presentations, keynote address, panel discussion, and lunch buffet.
Informal Get-Together
7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Pretzel Bell, 226 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor
We have reserved space for you to have time to socialize with one another. Dinner and drinks on your own. 
Tuesday, April 4
Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor
Grande Rooms I/II
Designing Colleagues of the Future
9:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor
Grande Rooms I/II
Join an interactive, real time discussion to help UMSN create your future colleagues. Closing remarks will follow.
Network with Current Ph.D. Students
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sheraton Ann Arbor
Grande Rooms I/II
Spend time with current Ph.D. students to learn about their interests and future goals. This is an opportunity to have meaningful dialogue with the students, and to play a role in mentoring future leaders.

Planning Your Trip

The cost of the reunion is $100, which covers all events. Details on registration and payment coming soon.
A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton Ann Arbor. Please call 1-888-627-7098 and ask for the, “School of Nursing Spring 2017” rate to reserve your room. The rate is $134/night and is available until March 13, 2017.
Local Happenings
Visit Ann Arbor and Happening @ Michigan have dozens of activities on campus and around town. 
Maps and Airport Information
The School of Nursing is located at 426 N. Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI. 
The Sheraton Ann Arbor is located at 3200 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. 
The closest airport to Ann Arbor is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). Located in nearby Romulus, Michigan, alongside I-94, Detroit Metro is about 25 miles east of Ann Arbor. Taxi and limousine service is available from the airport to Ann Arbor. All major rental car companies also serve airport patrons.

2017 Homecoming Reunion Weekend

Save the Date: Thursday, October 26–Sunday, October 29
The University of Michigan School of Nursing invites alumni of all past graduating classes back to campus for the 2017 Homecoming Reunion. This homecoming celebration promises to reconnect former colleagues as you discover what today's students are learning and experiencing at your alma mater. We hope you will come back for your class reunion.
More information coming soon. 
Registration Required 
Registration will open summer 2017
Saturday, October 28
Go Blue Homecoming Tailgate
Time: TBD
The Alumni Association hosts the annual Go Blue Tailgate. Enjoy great food, entertainment, and a performance by the Michigan Marching Band! Reserved tables for Nursing. Contact the Alumni Association: or (800) 847-4764.
Michigan vs. Rutgers Football Game
Kick-off time: TBD
Help cheer our team to victory. A limited number of tickets will be available through the Athletics Box Office.  
Area hotels can be found through this list of Ann Arbor area hotels. Contact the hotels directly to check availability.
 Class of 1966
UMSN Class of 1966 at the 2016 Reunion
View more pictures in our Reunion Photo Gallery.
For questions, call the UMSN Office of Alumni Relations at (734) 763-9710 or email

New Book Available

Shaping Nursing Science and Improving Health bookShaping Nursing Science and Improving Health The Michigan Legacyedited by UMSN Professor Emerita Shaké Ketefian, tells some of the history of the UMSN degree program.