Dear Parents and Families,
As the semester comes to a close and students prepare to leave campus for the conclusion of the fall term, we have all been anticipating news of plans for the Winter semester. University of Michigan leaders today provided details of the plans for the beginning of the 2021 academic year. President Mark S. Schlissel shared the information in an email that your student received today.
President Schlissel, Provost Susan M. Collins, Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon, Chief Health Officer Preeti Malani were among the U-M leaders to share additional details during the Weekly Campus COVID-19 Briefing, which will be posted when video of the event is available.
Please note that during the Winter Term, the University will be de-densifying on campus. If your student is interested in residing in university housing, they will need to request consideration to return to residence hall housing. We recognize that you may already have made plans that now need to be adjusted, and we want to assist you as you navigate this change. The Housing staff are here to help and will be available if you have questions, concerns or need assistance. Please reach out to them at email@example.com.
Also, as your student finalizes plans for returning home, remember that U-M has established a required departure protocol for undergraduate students living in the residence halls, and that testing is strongly encouraged for students living off campus as well. The exit protocol asks that your student schedule a COVID test prior to leaving campus for the semester, and report their results to the University. Testing will occur Nov. 9-16 for those departing by Nov. 20. Additional testing opportunities will be available for those students departing at a later date in the semester. Your student can find details about how to schedule and report their test here.
For continued updates, please visit the Maize & Blueprint website.