Programs & Workshops


Are you looking to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, CONNECT is the perfect program for you! This 3-day leadership retreat is an opportunity for student organization leaders to come together, share experiences, create relationships, and learn and practice the skills and concepts needed to be the best leader that they can be within their student organization, community, and everyday life.  There is no cost to participate in this program.  Food, transportation, and lodging are included. More info and to apply on the Resource Page. Oct. 13-Oct. 15, 2017. 

Fajita Fest

Fajita Fest is one of the many great opportunities made available to new students during First Four New Student Orientation to explore over 250 student organizations at Eastern Michigan University. In addition, new students can enjoy tasty fajitas from the fajita bar. Student organizations set up reserved tables in University Park and on the Student Center patio, giving incoming students an opportunity to see what makes each organization unique. Fajita Fest is also a great way for new students to gather contact information from the various student organizations represented there, and find out how they can be involved in those particular student organizations.

In order to register your organization and to avoid problems down the road, please make sure the following are taken care of:

  • Your organization is in good standing with Campus Life and Event Planning.
  • Your organizations information has been updated with both offices.

Registration for Fajita Fest is now closed. Please be sure to check back at a later date for more information.

Winter Fest

Winter Fest is the Winter semester version of Fajita Fest, and is a great opportunity for organizations to connect with students looking to try something new and get involved! 

To avoid problems down the road, make sure the following are taken care of:

  • The organization is in good standing with Campus Life and Conference & Event Services (Event Planning).
  • The organizations information has been updated with both offices.

Registration for Winter Fest is OPEN. Please fill out the registration form here. Limited Space is available and will be reserved first come, first serve.

Move-in Magic

All Student Move In Magic 2016Organizations in good standing are invited to participate during this university wide service initiative. Helping new students feel welcomed by carrying their belonging up to their Residence Hall rooms is a long standing tradition at EMU. The members of our student organizations really step up at this event with a large showing and are greatly appreciated for their efforts. In addition, Move-in Magic is a good opportunity to raise some money, as organizations are paid for their services.


SOLAR Student Organizations Learning and Resources Workshops (SOLAR) is a fun and interactive learning opportunitysolar logo for student organization members and leaders. Campus Life will provide you with valuable skill building seminars that will help your organization succeed!
A variety of SOLAR sessions are offered throughout the year on topics pertaining to your student organization, from important policies to managing money to helpful resources. These sessions are led by experts from campus and the community. 

SOLAR sessions for the 2017-2018 Academic Year will be 7-9 pm Mondays in Student Center 350 except for th Kick-off which is in the SC Ballroom: 

Date Topic/link

Sept. 11, 2017


October 16

SOLAR Kick-off: Required for all Presidents & Vice Presidents
November 13  
December 4  
January 8  
February 12  
March 12  
April 9  

In addition to the knowledge and enrichment you and your organization stand to gain from participating in SOLAR, Campus Life is also offering a financial contribution for each SOLAR session you complete! Each organization that sends at least one representative will be awarded an equal share of the funds allotted for each session, with the exception of the required kickoff. One individual may represent up to two separate organizations at any given session. Once all sessions for the year have concluded, your SOLAR earnings will be deposited into your X-Fund.

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045