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Schoolcraft Connection

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Schoolcraft Connection

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Week of April 8

Get involved today!

Looking to get involved on campus in a hybrid world?

Join a club or organization today by clicking here:

For a list of campus events and to sign up to participate go to:

Current PTK members should sign up and add PTK to the end of their last name when signing up for events. All students who sign up on Signup Genius will be  given one entry into the end of the semester drawing for an iPad or Air Pod. 

Club Meetings
For a list of all club meetings go to
Please contact our office at 734-462-4422 if you have any questions about club meetings.




Flag Football Club Games

April 7 through July 28
7 -10 p.m.
Outdoor Soccer Field under the lights

Join the Flag Football Club for some games this spring and summer. Liability waivers must be signed prior to playing.


Solar Eclipse Party

April 8
1 -4 p.m.
In the green space between Liberal Arts and Forum Buildings

Come celebrate the solar eclipse on the green space between the Liberal Arts and Forum buildings. Games, food and glasses for viewing the eclipse will be giving out (while supplies last).


LinkedIn Mastery: Building a powerful professional presence
featuring guest speaker Don McLean

April 8
2-3 p.m.
Wilson Room, Vistatech Center

Join the Business Club for an exclusive event hosted by Don McLean MBA, Founder and CEO of McLean Media, as he imparts his wisdom on creating an impactful LinkedIn profile in order to create a compelling and professional online presence.

Seize this unique opportunity to learn LinkedIn strategies from a professional who specializes in enhancing  corporate online presence.

Your LinkedIn profile is a key component of your professional identity-make it count!


Michigan Reconnection Information Night

April 9
6-7 p.m.

Register to attend at

Are you age 21 or older? You may qualify for free tuition at Schoolcraft College with the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship. Join us to learn more on this opportunity.


On Campus Recruitment: Grand Canyon University 

April 10
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Health Sciences Building -North Lot entrance

Stop by and visit with a Grand Canyon University representative and learn about multiple Nursing opportunities. This event is open to the public.


Wednesday Classical Concerts: Danielle Belen, violin

April 10
12:00 p.m.
Kehrl auditorium, VT 550


Schoolcraft Translanguaging Society Code-Switch Event

April 10
5-6 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 856 72790060

Do you want to improve or practice a language? Do you want to help others do the same? Come code-switch with us from 5-6 p.m. All experience levels are welcome. This is an informal setting.


EID AL-FITR Luncheon 

April 11
Lunch at 1-2:30 p.m.
Lower Level, Vistatech Center

Join the Asian Student Association and International Student Organization in celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the islamic holiday marking the end to Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer and reflection. On this day, Muslims worldwide come together to mark the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting, and heartfelt gatherings. RSVP required by April 5.


Spring Job Fair

April 11
4-7 p.m.
Trinity Elite Sports Center

90+ area employers are participating! Please bring copies of your resume. This event is free and open to public.


Geo-Lab Museum Day

April 11
6-7 p.m.
Forum Building, Room F360

We turn our geology lab into a museum for one night. Join us as we explore the plethora of rock, mineral and fossil collections of Schoolcraft’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.


LSA Transfer Bridges: University of Michigan Campus Visit

April 12

Attention Schoolcraft Students! Interested in transferring to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor? This invitation is for you.
Presentations, campus tour, lunch and more! Transportation provided by Schoolcraft College. FREE! Must register by Monday, April 1, 2024.


Schoolcraft Scholars Capstone Showcase

April 12 and 19
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Vistatech Center, Sutherland Room B

The Schoolcraft Scholars Honors Program and Service Learning. and Civic Engagement invite you to attend the Schoolcraft Scholars Capstone Showcase.


Otaku Anime presents Underground Dance Party: Electronic Music Mashup

April 13
9 p.m. to midnight
Lower Level, Vistatech Center


Around the World in 80 Days
Adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne Directed by Paul Beer

April 12 and 13
7:30 p.m.

The Schoolcraft Theatre Department and the James R. Hartman Theatre presents “Around the World in 80 days.” An exciting and inventive retelling of Philias Fogg’s race around the world to win a bet with his stuffy Reform Club associates. Fogg and his trusted manservant Passpartout face steamships, trains, elephants, typhoons and a host of other impediments in this family-friendly comedy!

Tickets online at or call 734-462-4596 or at the door.



Upcoming Events



Up Jumped Spring Concert featuring Darmon Meader

April 15
7:30 p.m.
Vistatech Center, DiPonio Room


Darmon Meader Clinics, Master Class and Workshops

April 16
Artist Clinic 10 a.m. to noon
Composition and arranging workshop

Master Class
1- 2:30 p.m.
Vocal Jazz Master Class

Artist Clinic
3-4:30 p.m.
Jazz Improvisation

Vistatech Center, Kehrl Auditorium

Events are free and open to the public.


ArtZJam: Pros and Cons of AI in Media

April 16
8-9 p.m.
Jeffress Center, Room JC110
Portfolio Reviews: 6-8 p.m.
Networking 9-10 p.m.

This event features guest speakers Andre Robinson, Jeremy Salo and Scott Paul Dunham who will speak about the pros and cons of AI in Media.


Noon Jazz Concert Series Performance featuring Darmon Meader

April 17
Vistatech Center, Kehrl Auditorum

Event is free and open to the public.


29th annual Pythagorean Prize

April 17
2:30 p.m. start time with presentations at 3 p.m.
Waterman A-C in the Vistatech Center

Your are invited to attend the 29th annual Pythagorean Prize Presentation and Reception. Congratulations to this year’s Pythagorean Prize Winners: 1st place: Nicholas Yamine, 2nd place: Luis Xhemollari and 3rd place: Madison Grieb. Please join us as we celebrate this years winners. All are welcome!


Schoolcraft Information Night for future students, families and friends

April 17
6-7 p.m.
Register to Attend at

Schoolcraft will be hosting  a Schoolcraft Information Night-Future Students, Families, and Friends. Some of the topics that will be covered are admissions, scholarships,  academic programs, campus life, and more.


The MacGuffin Turns 40! LIVE

April 17
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Vistatech Center

The party continues as The MacGuffin rolls into its 40th year!! Join us in Schoolcraft College’s Kehrl Auditorium (on the north end of the Vistatech Center) for a live in-person reading with Poet Hunt 28 Guest Judge Barbara Crooker and—making her Michigan debut—former MacGuffin Editor Kathleen McClung.
The reading begins at 7 p.m., but make sure to come early for some hors d’oeuvres and to chat with MacGuffin Editor Brett M. Griffiths and Managing Editor Gordon Krupsky.
This event is 100% free thanks to the gracious support of the Schoolcraft College Foundation, but we do ask you to RSVP here:…/event/2024macguffinpoetryreading.
Can’t make it? Party on with us from the comfort of your own home!
We’ll be streaming this thing on YouTube:


Albanian Cultural Night: A journey through the land of eagles

April 18
5-8 p.m.
Lower Level, Vistatech Center

Join us in celebration of Albanian culture featuring: Albanian music and dance, food, face printing and games. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 11 by calling the Student Activities Office at 734-462-4422.


Touch a Job 2024

April 20
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schoolcraft College’s Manufacturing and Engineering Center
13001 Merriman Road, Livonia, MI 48150

Free and open to the public. Geared towards middle and high school students and their families. Explore several in-demand careers with hands-on experiences. For more information, contact 734-462-7020.


On Campus Recruitment: Grand Canyon University 

April 24
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Health Sciences Building -North Lot entrance

Stop by and visit with a Grand Canyon University representative and learn about multiple Nursing opportunities. This event is open to the public.


Write Word Event

April 25
2 p.m.
LA 200

Join the English Department for an afternoon of awards. Awards presented are the Kehrl Awards, LAND Awards, Harward Malinowski Award, Maheshwari Global Citizenship Award, Art Lindenberg Award and Pageturners Award.


Thayers Park Volunteer Cleanup

April 27
9 a.m. to noon
Thayers Park is located at:
8250 Napier Road.
Northville, MI 48168

Looking for 10-20 volunteers. RSVP by email to [email protected] or call 734-462-4422 before April 26 by 5 p.m.

Pizza and refreshments will be served at noon. Participants will want to bring gloves. Tools and directions on jobs will be provided on site.


Omicron Iota Chapter Formal Initiation Ceremony

April 29
7 p.m.
Kehrl Auditorium, Vistatech Center

Anyone who has joined Phi Theta Kappa since May 1, 2023 is invited to attend. You many bring up to four guests to the ceremony. Inductees are asked to arrive by 6 p.m. Ushers will be available to seat your guests.

Please RSVP to 734-462-4422 by April 22, 2024.




Around Campus


Student Food Pantry 

In need of food assistance? Sign-up to use the Student Food Pantry. If you or  know of any students who are interested in this service, please have them contact the SAO at [email protected].eduor call 734-462-4422 to secure an intake form. We have been providing food for our students who self-identify that they need this service.

Students can visit the pantry twice a month to pick up two bags of food. The pantry is located in the lower level of the Vistatech Center.

If you would like to donate food, please reach out as well and we can make arrangements to accept the donation of non-perishable food. Thank you.

Your health and safety is our highest priority.  We continue to adhere to enhanced cleaning protocols and encourage all of our members to help us continue to keep the Fitness Center clean by wiping down equipment before and after use. We continue to work hard to provide a safe and clean facility for all of our members and perform enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the day. We are all in this together and it is a TEAM effort to keep the fitness center clean and keep our environment as healthy as possible.


Winter Fitness Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays/Sundays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Track is available during Fitness Center hours and usable uninterrupted from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Other Member Benefits and Amenities

Open/Lap Swim:
Lap Swim is available. Free to all students. The pool continues to be available for open lap swim every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-9 a.m. (except for 9/11 and 12/8) and  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12-1 p.m. (except for 9/11 and 12/8)as well as Tuesday and Thursday 4-5 p.m. (except for 9/12 and 12/7)  ** Subject to change depending on lifeguard availability. This opportunity is free to you as a member.

NEW SWIM PASS POLICY: Every open swim participant must retrieve a swim pass from the Fitness Center Front Desk before entering the pool. This includes Fitness Center members, credit and PPL students, Schoolcraft employees and Drop-ins.

Use of the Track in the ESC: The Track is open in the Mercy Elite Sports Complex. It’s a great option in a temperature controlled environment.  7 laps to a mile!  The track is open all the hours that the Fitness Center is open.  Please keep in mind, however, that other activities may be going on in the Sports Center at the time you would like to either walk or run and we ask you to be more cautious and aware of how these activities on the Volleyball courts or other areas of the building may impact your safety on the track.  If you would like to utilize the track, please stop by the Fitness Center front desk to receive a wristband first. The track will typically not be available on Saturdays due to Volleyball tournaments in the ESC.

Racquetball/Wallyball Courts: Racquetball and Wallyball courts are open and available to reserve on the hour and a half, starting at 7:30am each morning.  You may call when the Fitness Center opens at 7:00am to reserve a court .  Hours are Mon-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The last reservation time, Monday through Thursday, is 7:30pm ( 7:30 to 9 p.m. play time). Fridays hours are 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m. On Fridays, the last reservation time is 4:30pm (4:30 to 6 p.m play time). On Court time is also available on the weekends between 8:30 a.m and 1 p.m. You may call when the Fitness Center opens at 8 a.m. on weekends to reserve a court.

Use of the courts is FREE  to use as an employee of the College. Priority reservations will be given to paying customers after 4:30 p.m. each day. Court rental fee is $5 per person for others.  Check in is at our Fitness Center front desk.  Paddleball with up to 4 players is now allowed on the courts.

Pickleball: Gather your friends and make a reservation to play 2 hours of pickleball on your very own court.  Elite Sports Center pricing is  $10 per player ($8/62+). PE Gym: $8 per player ($7 62+).  Grab a group and sign up to play. NEW Online Pickleball Reservation System. Reservations will only be taken online through the reservation portal. We have paddles and balls if you don’t have your own.  Call us for more information.

Open/Drop in Basketball: Open/Drop in Basketball will be on Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Shoot around or get in some pickup games in our main gym in the PE building.  This is FREE for all  Students, Faculty, Staff and Fitness Center members. Otherwise, it is a $5 drop in fee.  Check in at the front desk to sign in to get a wristband before entering the gym. You will not be able to participate without one.. Under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on file to play.

Open/Drop in Volleyball: Contact the Fitness Center for availability and hours.

Stop by and sign up to be a Fitness Center member, if you have not already.  Membership is free to employees of Schoolcraft College and currently registered credit students.

Finally, keep up on all of the latest by either checking out our Fitness Center Website at or following us on our social media platforms.  This is the best source of up to date information about the goings on at the Fitness Center and also the Sports Center.  You can always call us at 734.462.4348 or email us at [email protected] as well.


The BOD POD is a non-invasive, quick-scan device that measures your body fat percentage, fat-free mass percentage, and resting metabolic rate using air displacement technology.

Why try the BOD POD?
1) Scan and consultation takes only 30 minutes and offers immediate results
2) Use as a long term health tracking tool
3) Set personalized  fitness goals
4) Get insight into your resting metabolic rate and how it relates to your total daily energy expenditure
5) Most affordable scan in the area for just $55

Call 734-462-4348 or stop by the Fitness Center Front Desk for more information and to signup for a scan. Schoolcraft credit student special: $20. $20 special can be redeemed on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.


Career Services

Resume Assistance

Meet with Career Services for one-on-one resume assistance. Discuss best practices and trends for resume writing and get help with your cover letter as well. All Career Services appointments are free to students, alumni, and community members. Please send your most recent resume draft to [email protected] along with your availability, and you will be contacted with some available appointment times. 

College Central Network Online Job Board

The Schoolcraft College Central Network online job board receives hundreds of new local jobs each month in a wide variety of industries at every professional level, from student to experienced professional. College Central is free, easy to use, and is available to students, alumni, and community members! Get started today:

Career Coach

If you or someone you know needs help choosing or pursuing a career, let Career Coach help! Career Coach is a free, online career assessment and research tool available to students, alumni, and members of the community. Users can learn more about their skills & interests, conduct detailed research about careers and explore educational programs at Schoolcraft College. Visit for the assessment.

Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services offers a variety of programs and services to support students’ goals at any point in their college career. We hope you make us a part of your academic experience and we look forward to working with you!

We offer a variety of services including:

  • Academic success coaching
  • Bradner Library resources and services
  • Tutoring and writing support programs
  • Peer mentorship programs
  • Student success workshops and events
  • All services are available and free to students.

Stars DEI Leadership Program

Do you have a desire to lead? Scholars Taking off Academically & Rising to Success (S.T.A.R.S.) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Program is an opportunity at Schoolcraft College that offers unique experiences to develop students as scholars and leaders.

This program also prepares students as professionals entering into a global and diverse workplace. The four pillars of the program include: Leadership – Academic Success – Service Learning – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion There are three different ways students can get involved in S.T.A.R.S.

Scholars Taking off Academically & Rising to Success (S.T.A.R.S.) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Program is an opportunity at Schoolcraft College that offers unique experiences to develop students as scholars and leaders. This program also prepares students as professionals entering into a global and diverse workplace.

For more information, visit:

To apply visit, complete the general application  then search for STARS under recommended opportunities. If you have questions, please call 734-462-7672.


Schoolcraft Conversation Partners Program

The Conversation Partners Program is a new initiative to provide informal conversation practice for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and build up a sense of community on Schoolcraft College’s campus. This provides the ESL student an opportunity to meet a conversation partner with whom they can practice their English. Through this program, participants can meet with an ESL student at least once a week to discuss topics of mutual interest.

If you have students who would love to take advantage of this opportunity, have them fill out the Google Interest Form:

Faculty and staff are also invited to volunteer so you may fill it out, as well.
For students who would like to practice their conversational skills, we have a separate interest form they can submit:

For questions, contact Annika Sholander, Academic Success Coach for International Learning Support: [email protected]


Remote Learning Mentors

Want support with navigating remote and online learning? 

Remote Learning Mentors, or RLMs, are a student who work in the Learning Support Services department and are well equipped with study strategies for succeeding in the remote and online learning environment. They can meet with you on a regular basis as you continue your courses to provide tips, techniques, and refer you to the appropriate campus resource for any needs you have. RLMs are students like you—they’re taking classes and are involved in various activities at Schoolcraft College. This mentorship program is provided to you for free through Learning Support Services and works around your schedule!

By Appointment: Remote appointment-based RLM support offered.

To schedule an appointment call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]


Remote Tutoring 

Drop-In: Students can login from any device with internet access. Google Chrome recommended for best experience.
To attend or view most up to date LC schedule, visit:

For user guide to attend remote drop-in tutoring, click here.

By Appointment: Online appointment-based tutoring offered.
To schedule an appointment call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]

24/7 Online Chat Tutoring (NetTutor): Login to Blackboard or for more info, click here.


Writing Support Studio

To ensure availability of services, the Learning Center will offer remote academic support in addition to limited in-person, by-appointment support.

Drop-In Students can log in from any device with internet access.
To attend remote drop-in writing support:

A user guide to attending remote drop-in writing support can be found here.

In-Person Appointment-Based Writing Support: Appointments must be made in advance.
View the In-Person Appointment-Based Hours of Operation for both the Livonia and Radcliff campus.

By Appointment: Online appointment-based writing support.
To schedule an in-person appointment at the Livonia location call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]. For the Radcliff campus call 734-462-4755.

Please allow for at least 2 business days to schedule a tutoring appointment.

By Email: Submit your paper for feedback via email.
Submit your paper via email:  

More information:

Visit  for more information.


Academic Success Coaching

Students receive a personalized plan for academic success by meeting with Learning Support’s Academic Success Coaches. We have coaches that specialize in content-specific areas such as mathematics, reading, study strategies, test-taking, writing, and more.

In-person and remote appointments are available. Visit the website below, or call 734-462- 4559 to schedule an appointment.

For more info and to contact an Academic Success Coach, visit:


International Learning  Support (ILS)

International Learning Support (ILS) provides English learning services and support for Schoolcraft’s international students. English language help, tutoring, conversation skills practice in a group, and reading practice in a group offered Monday through Thursday.

For more info, visit:

Questions? Contact Annika Sholander, Academic Success Coach for International Learning Support: [email protected]


TEAS Test Prep 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test is a standardized admissions test that is used by Schoolcraft, along with many other colleges and universities, to evaluate potential candidates for admission into the nursing program.

The TEAS Preparation Mentorship Program offers the following services, all of which are free and available to students: Group study sessions, One-on-one appointments with a TEAS Prep Mentor, TEAS Prep Blackboard Organization that provides access to: Practice exams, Test-taking strategies, Study skills, Exam prep study materials

Remote appointments are available. Visit the website below, or call 734-462- 4559 to schedule an appointment.

For more info, visit:

Questions? Contact Rachel Morrow, BSN RN, TEAS Test Prep Mentor: [email protected]


Peer Assisted Learning Program

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers structured study sessions facilitated by peer students (PAL Leaders) who have already taken a course, done well in it, and are highly recommended to the program by the instructor.

PAL study sessions are weekly-held reviews for all students, whether struggling or doing well, who are enrolled in historically difficult courses that offer the PAL program. A PAL Leader provides a comfortable environment for students who want to improve their understanding of the course content. PALs are peers who share their own successful study strategies to help students succeed in their course. PAL Leaders are trained in facilitation techniques and use the Socratic Method to promote critical thinking and problem solving.

Currently, the program is offered for select STEAM and Occupational Programs courses each semester. PAL Leaders may be available for other disciplines, as well.

For general queries, or if you would like to know more about which courses currently offer the PAL Program, please contact the Learning Support Services via email: [email protected].

For more info, visit:


Bradner Library


The Library provides you with access to many of the key academic resources that you need to further your education. These resources include: access to books, eBooks, reference materials and journal articles from a wide selection of academic databases.

The college librarians are available to help support your instructional and information seeking needs. To discuss options for a library tour, please contact your department’s Library liaison.

The following Library services are available to Schoolcraft College students, staff, and faculty:

Library Services for Remote Users

Schoolcraft students, faculty, and staff can access library databases from off-campus through Blackboard by clicking the “Organizations” tab. Go to

We have a free trial for the University Press eBook Library through December 31, 2022. Our trial access is for the eBook Collection only. It allows us to access eBooks from 20 university presses. The link is available through the Blackboard Library Resources webpage.

University Press eBook Library, Browse by Subject:

On Campus Services

The Bradner Library building is open to provide study spaces and Librarian assistance.

Spring Library Hours:
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday • closed

May 27-29 • Closed
July 1 • noon- 5 p.m.
July 3 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Library Hours:
Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday • closed
Sunday • closed

August 21-25 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 28 • Fall Library Hours Begins

We have a new Library catalog:
Students, faculty and staff can check their library account, place holds on items and more by using their Blackboard or College email credentials.

A collection of our Library research guides by subject can be found at:

Additional Library resources and databases can be found on our library webpage:

For additional assistance with our library databases and for reference services, please contact our reference desk at:  [email protected]  or call the library reference desk at: (734) 462- 5316

For more information, please give us a call at (734) 462-4440

Our library is fines free for any overdue library materials.


Schoolcraft College Business Development Center Classes

The Schoolcraft College BDC offers a number of classes and workshops catering to the needs of new ventures and established businesses. For more information on any of the seminars, contact us at [email protected]  or (734) 462-4438.

The Schoolcraft Connection is hiring

The Schoolcraft Connection continues to create content and is hiring writers, photographers and videographers to join the team. Please email [email protected] or call 734-462-4422.

$1100 scholarship for fall and winter for most positions.