The 2021 University of Michigan Debate Institutes
June 17th – July 30th, 2021

Coronavirus Update

» Michigan National Debate Institute
June 17th – July 4th, 2021
» MNDI and Extension Week
June 17th – July 9th, 2021
» Classic
July 5th – July 30th, 2021
» Classic Plus
July 1st – July 30th, 2021
» Seven Week Program
June 17th – July 30th, 2021
» Seven Week K Lab
June 17th – July 30th, 2021


Why should You choose
Michigan Debate Institutes
this summer?

» Experienced Faculty

» Vast Resources

» A Tradition of Diversity

» Proven Record of Success



Naval Academy Tournament, Annapolis (MD), November 16-18, 2021

Kelly Phil/Brandon Stras, 5-1 and Semifinals
Josh Harrington/Ben McGraw, 4-2 and Octafinals

Kelly Phil, 4th Speaker
Brandon Stras, 6th Speaker
Josh Harrington, 12th Speaker
Ben McGraw, 21st Speaker


Former Students Say...

"The 7-week debate camp at the University of Michigan has been integral to my high school debate experience and has allowed me to make lasting connections with numerous debaters who share my passion for the activity. The staff at the University of Michigan Debate Institute are fully dedicated to improving each debater’s skills and preparing them for the upcoming season. Through carefully prepared lectures, drills and countless practice rounds, debate camp at the University of Michigan allowed me to truly hone my skills and improve as a debater. Without instruction from talented and well-regarded coaches and lab leaders, I would not have had the same confidence or level of preparation beginning each season. The University of Michigan’s adaptation to the virtual debate world demonstrates the care they have for their debaters and the level to which they want to see them succeed. The debate community at the University of Michigan is expansive and provides you with connections and support throughout each season. I am so grateful to have been able to attend the seven-week debate institute at the University of Michigan and for the opportunities and experiences it provided me with."
- Hanna Rice, Salt Lake City West High School (UT), 11/25/2020 ()