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Social Work Communications

Below you will find the spring/summer email communications sent to incoming MSW. These weekly emails highlight various topics, containing important and helpful information. As new ones are sent, they will be added here.

Dean's Welcome

Dear Incoming Students,

Welcome to the University of Michigan School Social Work, where we strive to deliver the very best MSW education.

You have chosen the profession of social work at a time when our world has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Social work is needed now more than ever; to maintain social connections at this time of social distancing; to work for health equity; to assure financial help for those who are hardest hit economically; and to help people, including other health professionals, to manage the demands and the emotions of this crisis. We promise to deliver, as we always have, a top-notch MSW education that will position you to be a leader in the new future of social work practice.

You will choose your courses from a rich curriculum that allows for a diverse set of specializations in micro and macro practice. I am proud of the School's deep and genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which will infuse your courses and your field placement. Another of the School's distinctive strengths is the talented and diverse student body; fellow students will be an important part of your learning experience. Our dedicated faculty and staff go the extra mile to support students to realize the utmost success in their studies.

Congratulations on your acceptance to the School. I wish you a transformative educational experience at the U of M, and I look forward to getting to meet you at orientation.

With a hearty welcome, and Go Blue,

Lynn Videka
Dean and Carol T. Mowbray Collegiate Professor

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