March 9-10, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: This is a virtual event. Registrants will receive details on joining after registration.

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Free for students | $75 conference registration

Registration is open for the 2022 University of Michigan Depression on College Campuses Conference: Acknowledge, Reflect, Reimagine, which will take place virtually March 9-10, 2022. The conference will explore the regeneration of the work of mental health and wellbeing on college campuses after COVID-19.

With the onset and prolonged pandemic, colleges and universities were forced to make enormous adjustments to the way they provided academic and health services. The conference aims to examine the lessons learned from conceptual framework and concrete changes related to virtual and hybrid learning models. Together, we will explore how we can be reactive in the short-term alongside long-standing changes to how we think about and support student wellness in a holistic and equitable way.

Accepting nominations for the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award

To recognize outstanding student leadership in the area of campus mental health, the University of Michigan established the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award with the generous support of Randy and Diane Orley, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Created to honor the memory of their son George, who lost his battle with depression prior to his junior year at the University of Michigan in 2013, the award is given to undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant impact on their campus communities.

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2021 George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award Recipients Announced

Two outstanding students were presented with the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award at the virtual 2021 Depression on College Campuses Conference this past March.

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Special Thanks to our Donors

The Depression on College Campuses Conference organizers would like to thank the following for their financial contributions to this effort. Without their support and collaboration, this University-wide initiative would not be possible.

  • Private Donors:
    • Katherine and Tom Goldber
    • Diane, Randy, Amanda and Sam Orley, in memory of George Orley
  • University of Michigan:
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Pharmacy
    • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Information
Past Conference Summaries