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Vision 2034

Building our shared future

The University of Michigan is engaging in a collective strategic visioning process to imagine our shared future for the next 10 years — our Vision 2034. The active participation of U-M students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners will be vital to the initiative’s success. Join us as we embark on this historic journey.

Mission-Driven Process

Our path forward through the visioning process is guided by the university's mission and values. It also will be informed by the insights of ongoing university engagement efforts and strategic plans from across the institution, including:

  • DEI 2.0

  • Carbon Neutrality

  • Culture Journey

  • Campus Plan 2050

  • UM–Dearborn Strategic Planning

  • UM-Flint Transformation

  • Michigan Medicine Strategic Plan

  • Well-Being Collective

Learn more about the strategic visioning process
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“ I’m truly excited about this visioning process, and I encourage you to join us whenever you have the opportunity. It will be ours together – who we are, what we stand for and where we are going as a great public university. ”
— President Santa J. Ono
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Get Involved

In the weeks and months ahead, the U-M community will have multiple opportunities to engage in the Vision 2034 process including through in-person and virtual town halls, focus groups and unit-specific events.

Learn how to get involved


Outreach, community engagement and analysis will occur in four phases throughout 2023 with the goal of the university launching its collective strategic vision in early 2024.

  • Winter 2023


    • Established primary objectives for strategic visioning.
    • Created advisory committee charged with representing the diverse perspectives of U-M community.
    • Developed framework for various community engagement opportunities including focus groups and town halls.
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  • Spring 2023

    Community Engagement

    • Hosted a variety of idea-generation events including focus groups, informal meetings, town halls and online submissions to gather input from the three campuses.
    • 5,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni engaged.
    • +50 idea-generation events hosted.
    • Thousand of Visions 2034 ideas shared.
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  • Summer 2023

    Analysis & Key Findings

    • Analyze community input collected during winter, spring and summer terms.
    • Review other campus conversations and planning processes to identify parallel themes to inform the strategic visioning process.
    • Establish draft strategic vision focus areas based on initial community engagement input.
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  • Fall 2023

    Preliminary Vision

    • Engage leadership and community to gather reactions on the preliminary strategic vision and focus areas.
    • Continue to refine the vision and its focus areas.
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  • Early 2024

    Vision 2034

    • Share final strategic vision in early 2024.