Programs and Workshops

Eagle Fest: Fall Student Involvement Fair

Eagle Fest is one of the many great opportunities made available to new and returning students during the first two weeks of Fall semester to explore some of over 250 student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.  The fair is 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 organization's information has been updated with both offices

Winter Fest

Winter Fest is the Winter semester version of the Fall Student Involvement Fair, 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 and Event Services (Event Planning).
  • The organizations information has been updated with both offices.


Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI)

Due to the ongoing pandemic, ELI has been cancelled for 2021.

Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI) is a leadership-focused program retreat designed to allow opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills while networking with many different groups of student leaders at EMU. Facilitators will be a combination of professional staff and community leaders, with an emphasis on four pillars:

  1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  2. Self-Reflection (using “lens” as our framework)
  3. Student Involvement at EMU - as a student leader, what is your role in the experience of other students? 
  4. Modeling the leadership we want to see from each other

Move-In Magic

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Move-In Magic has been cancelled for 2021.

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.


solar2019 Student Organizations Learning and Resources Workshops (SOLAR) is a fun and interactive learning opportunity 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 Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 will be 7:00-8:00 pm.

  • September 14: SOLAR Kick-off - Required for all Presidents & Vice Presidents | 7:00p - 8:30p | Student Center Ballroom and Zoom
  • October 19: Work/Life Balance|  7:00p - 8:00p | Student Center room 310
  • November 9: Financial Management|  7:00p - 8:00p  | Zoom
  • January 18: Marketing Your Org| 7:00p - 8:00p  | Zoom
  • February 15: Goal Setting| 7:00p - 8:00p  |Zoom
  • March 15: Officer Transitions   | 7:00p - 8:00p |Zoom

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! We do multiple raffles at each session.

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045 [email protected]