Parents and Families

Dear Parents and Families,

Today University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon provided the biweekly Campus COVID-19 Briefing, where they were joined by campus leaders to provide updates and information about campus conditions. 

The leaders announced that U-M students choosing to live in Ann Arbor on-campus housing during the fall term will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to have shared proof of their vaccination with the university unless they have a documented exemption.

This week’s Briefing was preceded by a Moment of Reflection to recognize the trauma our community has experienced over the past year that has included anti-Blackness, anti-Asian racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, mass shootings, the U.S. Capitol insurrection, and the verdict in the trial of the murder of George Floyd. President Schlissel also provided updated information on opportunities for U-M students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning home. Learn how to help your Wolverine get registered and vaccinated at

Don’t forget, the Spring Commencement team has invited graduating students to a unique opportunity to experience our virtual Spring Commencement on May 1 from the stands of Michigan Stadium. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update announcement, which includes a link to the COVID-19 Briefing and other information. 

To stay up-to-date throughout the week, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.  

Special Edition: April 23, 2021 Newsletter