Our Mission

University Outreach connects campus and community to support learning, collaboration, and partnerships.

Flint Water Crisis

Water filter giveaway at the UM-Flint Recreation Center, October 2015

Community Impact Fund focused on Water Crisis

In response to requests to support UM-Flint faculty, staff, and students’ efforts to address the Flint water crisis, a new Community Impact Fund has been established.

Campus Water Information

Campus Water Information

As an institution we are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure the safety of our students, our faculty, our staff, and our campus visitors. Find out more about UM-Flint’s on-campus water filters, water quality testing, and additional resources—including University Outreach's Flint Water Resources Map.

Upcoming Events

UM-Flint Impact Circle: Imagine Flint Master Plan Implementation Meetings

Impact Circle meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Friday of each month from September 2015-April 2016, at 1:30-3:00 pm in the UM-Flint Innovation Incubator, room 207 Northbank Center. Meeting dates are:

  • February 12, 2016
  • March 11, 2016
  • April 8, 2016

Service Saturdays

Upcoming Service Dates:


  • February 13
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 4
  • June 11

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs

Thursday, February 18, 2:30-4 pm

UM-Flint Innovation Incubator will host attorneys from Fraser Clemens Martin Miller, including Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward.  Learn about:

  • Trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents
  • Patent information
  • IP for tech apps and graphic designers
  • Who retains ownership

At UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator
Northbank Center Room 235

Register Now

Jumpstart 9th Annual Entrepreneur Conference

Thursday, February 25, 8 am-1:30 pm
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre

The UM-Flint Innovation Incubator participates in this conference. Breakout sessions include: Finding and keeping talent; Branding for beginners; Inventors: Idea to market; Technology essentials; and Meet the lender. Keynote speaker Dan Crannie, owner of Signs by Crannie, will share his success story of how he turned a one-man sign shop into one of the largest sign companies in mid-Michigan. 

$20 fee for non-students, Register Now

With student ID, it’s only $5 to pre-register with Karena Hamlet at 810-600-1440 or email khamlet@flintandgenesee.org, or $10 at the door with student ID.

Alternative Spring Break

February 29 - March 4, 2016

Pitch Clinic

Monday, March 7, 4:30-6:30 pm
At UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator

Let us help you prepare for upcoming business plan competitions!

Feeback will be given by Professors Paula Nas, Economics; Amy Gresock, School of Management; and Innovation Incubator staff. Refreshments will be provided.


University Outreach in the News

Mott Grant Advances UM-Flint GIS Center’s Data Mapping Mission

The University of Michigan-Flint is leading a community-wide online project in which researchers and the public will be able to access a wide variety of data from numerous sources and customize maps.

The project received a $100,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

University Outreach and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center will spearhead the initiative, which includes collaborating with an advisory committee of several different community partners.

University of Michigan-Flint faculty scholars look to enhance community engagement in Flint

Boyer Faculty Scholars help further the Boyer program's goal to deepen campus-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of the scholarship of engagement at the university. With their experiences in the Boyer Program, they hope to make contributions to the greater Flint community as well.

Our Home Transitional attempts to raise $50,000 to house homeless vets

Online fundraising is under way in an effort to raise $50,000 for the local nonprofit organization, Our Home Transitional, in order to purchase a house that will provide transitional housing and services to homeless, single female veterans.

Our Home Transitional is a student-run business housed in UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator. The Incubator is part of the Office of University Outreach, which is part of the UM-Flint Provost's Office.