Parents and Families

Important Updates related to COVID-19

Dear U-M student family member,
We want to provide important updates that have been shared directly with your student
related to COVID-19. We also want to assure you U-M health professionals are actively
monitoring the rapidly changing developments, and making appropriate recommendations
to promote a safe and healthy environment for your student.

Stay informed with Maize & Blueprint

You can stay up-to-date on the latest campus planning efforts for all U-M campuses as well as health and wellness measures, class formats, and specifics on housing and dining, by visiting the Maize & Blueprint website. Check back frequently for the most current information.

Maize and Blueprint

What Will Housing Look Like In The Fall?

We are looking forward to welcoming your student to the University of Michigan campus this fall. The health, well-being and safety of your student is a top priority. If your student is returning to the residence halls, new procedures will be in place for pre-move-in, arrival, and how room assignments will be made. Enhanced cleaning protocols will also be in place for the ongoing residential living experience.


Safety is Key: New Facility Cleaning Protocols

As students come back to Campus this fall, they will find more stringent protocols to ensure their safety in the residential halls, educational spaces, and other facilities.  

Working with the University of Michigan's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) organization and following the guidance set forth from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Student Life Facilities' custodians will be using disinfectants, such as Oxivir TB, that have been pre-approved by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging viral pathogens. 


MDining: Same Great Food, A New Way

MDining’s nine dining halls will be back up and running to provide nutritious, delicious food for your returning UM student this fall, with some added changes to keep them safe and healthy. It will be the same great health-conscious food your student has enjoyed, with some new protocols in place.




Our Community has a Shared Responsibility 

What your student does matters. The choices your student makes this semester will be more essential than ever in ensuring that campus is as safe and enriching for them and their peers as possible. 

This shared responsibility includes your student using an abundance of caution in their daily activities, from how well they wash their hands and properly wear a mask to how they engage with their peers and the upcoming election. To help guide this sense of shared responsibility, student leaders, staff, and faculty from across campus have worked closely together to draft a Wolverine Culture of Care pledge. 


Our Time With Your Student

Dear Wolverine Families, 

As Dr. Kedra Ishop and I wrote to U-M parents and families on Monday, the Michigan experience may look and feel different this year, but it still will be amazing. 
In Student Life, we know that an essential aspect of a residential experience is the co-curriculum where students engage meaningfully outside of the classroom. We are committed to students thriving, connecting, practicing skills, and translating their learning outside of the classroom—whether they’re taking advantage of academic, career, and personal counseling, participating in student organizations with our diverse student population or practicing the skills of civic engagement. 

Simone Taylor

Helping Your Student Stay Safe

As the parents and families of our Wolverines, you know firsthand how important it is to help them stay safe and healthy. This fall, it is more vital than ever that your student takes proper care of themselves and other Wolverines. 

In addition to the Starter Health Kit, there are many ways to ensure that we reduce risks on campus as your student continues to live and learn in the COVID pandemic environment.