The outpouring of support yesterday was inspiring, and we know that even more of you wanted to participate in Giving Blueday than were able to. The site’s instability meant that many people were not able to make a gift or participate in the match/challenge of their choice.

While we can’t roll back the clock, if you choose to make a gift today, we can help make your gift go a little further as an apology for any inconvenience you might have encountered yesterday.

Every gift today (March 17) will count towards Giving Blueday, and the first 1,000 donors to make a gift today will have their gift matched up to $25.

A huge thank you to our supporters over the course of yesterday! We appreciate you and your gifts very much!

Please support the Physics Undergraduate Student Support Fund

Gifts to the Undergraduate Student Support Fund make these summer research experiences possible. They allow students to work as members of an active research team with leading Michigan faculty for up to 12 weeks over the course of the summer. Students who have participated in the past have found the experience invaluable as they prepare for graduate school or careers. Several students have even been hired as longer-term research team members based on their work and experiences in the program.

Your donation will help us create an inclusive educational environment by helping even more undergraduates attain the experiences they need to find successful future opportunities.

Michigan Physics…leading the way in physics education and research.

Be sure to tune in at 4:00 PM EST on March 22 to watch the Giving Blueday Zoom-A-Thon, a virtual version of a telethon, to see Monika Wood, the physics department demonstration laboratory manager in action performing demos!

Learn more about the University of Michigan Giving Blueday

Each unit participating in UM Giving Blueday has its own webpage that will start accepting donations at 12:01 am on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. There are various matching programs through the University and LSA specifically, a student matching program and a first-time donor matching program, that will take place throughout the day as well as hourly challenges.

All donations to the fund on Giving Blueday are collected online on March 16.

Giving Blueday Challenges
The University is sponsoring many challenges throughout the day to encourage giving and make the greatest impact. Please see below for ways your donations can be matched.

  • First-Time Donor Match: First-time U-M donors who give $50 or more will receive a match of $50. Excludes current U-M students. First come first served. A maximum of $60,000 will be counted towards this challenge.
  • Student Donor Match: Current U-M students who give $25 or more will receive a match of $25. Excludes alumni. First come first served. A maximum of $50,000 will be counted towards this challenge.
  • Be the first to make a donation at 8:22 PM EST (20:22 in military time) on March 16 to obtain an additional $1,000 for the physics department's fund.

Thank you for your support and remember, physics is for everyone!

If you’d like to support our popular Saturday Morning Physics program, please click the donate button and select the Saturday Morning Physics Lecture Series Fund.