On April 11th, 2018, the University of Michigan welcomed high school students from Ann Arbor and the Detroit area to campus for an all-day immersion of activities involving Latin and Roman civilization. This year, the schedule included talks by the faculty in Classical Studies and associated departments on a broad range of topics: classical authors, myths, monsters, archaeology, and everything in between.

There were also guided tours of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, visits to the Hatcher Papyrology collection, a campus scavenger hunt (in the rain!), and presentations by the students themselves. 

We hope the day’s activities excited students about studying Latin and show them what the University of Michigan and the Department of Classical Studies have to offer.

Copley Latin Day is named in honor of Frank O. Copley, a Latinist of note and beloved teacher in the Dept. of Classical Studies from 1934 to 1977.