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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.

Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change

Orientation Toolkit

The Admitted Student Orientation Toolkit for incoming MSW students is now available!

As an incoming MSW student, you are expected to review the information in each area of the Toolkit to prepare for your U-M SSW journey. Go Blue!

Exemption Request Process

MSW students may pursue exemptions from foundation course requirements. We offer an online exemption request process for MSW students. The exemption process is web-based and student-initiated. We encourage students to request exemptions as soon as possible as it may affect fall 2019 course selections.

Please click the following link to review details of the Exemption Request Process.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Office of Student Services (OSS) at or (734) 936-0961.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Global Opportunities

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 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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