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.

Updates on Move in/Dining: What To Do Now 

In our last issue we shared information about reopening our housing and dining in the fall. Both are open for fall with face coverings and physical distancing requirements in common spaces and buildings, additional cleaning and staggered timelines for activities such as move-in and dining. Here is some information on what you and your student should be doing to prepare for the new academic semester.


Important fall planning updates

Your student recently received an email with important fall planning updates from the Division of Student Life. As we approach the final weeks of summer, and begin a new academic year at the University of Michigan -- whether your student has chosen an on campus or remote learning experience -- these updates on class schedule adjustments, enhanced social distancing, pre-arrival testing, and after arrival care are important to note. You can read the entire email, which outlines the new expectations for our student community -- designed to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on campus -- on the Student Life website

Student Life

Our Time With Your Student

Dear Wolverine Families, 

It’s hard to believe we’re already on the cusp of August—your students are just a few short weeks away from the start of the new semester! In Student Life, we’re busy making campus ready and as safe as possible to welcome them for an engaging and rewarding experience, whether they choose to come in person to Ann Arbor, stay home and take classes 100% virtually, or a mixture of the two.

Martino Harmon

Student Employment Opportunities and Protocols

If your student plans to work on campus this year, there will be plenty of opportunities for on-campus jobs. With COVID-19, the workplace and employment protocols will have been modified for your student’s and staff’s safety. Student Life positions offer competitive pay, locations across campus, flexible hours to fit busy schedules, opportunities to advance, skills to build your student’s resume and the chance to develop lifelong friendships.

Student Worker

Our Time With Your Student 

Dear Wolverine Families, 

As you and your student navigate the remainder of summer and prepare for their return to campus, Student Life is here to help. Our wide range of resources and services—all of which are crafted to care for the entire well-being of your student—are ready and waiting for them. 
Still, figuring out what exactly your student needs might be a little overwhelming for you in the midst of the pandemic. To get you started, this newsletter will introduce you to some key resources and answer questions you may have about how to prepare for the fall semester. 

Martino Harmon


“Face covering required.” These three simple words have probably already become a familiar part of life outside home for you and your student. Wearing a face covering is a key part of the shared responsibility we all have in keeping each other safe. 

This is why the University of Michigan is requiring all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose anywhere on campus grounds. This includes when inside buildings, outdoors and on U-M transportation. You can review the full U-M Face Covering Policy for COVID-19 here and a brief FAQ here


Wolverine Culture of Care

The Division of Student Life worked closely with U-M students across campus this summer to develop the Wolverine Culture of Care—a commitment to keeping the U-M campus community as healthy and safe as possible. We encourage you and your student to review and post these guidelines as a reminder of how your student can care for themselves and be respectful of their impact on the health of others. 

Culture of Care