Parents and Families

A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

We hope you and your Wolverine enjoyed a rejuvenating, relaxing winter break and that your Wolverine experiences safe travels back to Ann Arbor.

With the winter term set to begin Wednesday, we are writing to share important updates about health and safety measures for our campus community.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which included information on classroom safety measures that include U-M’s broadened indoor masking requirement, COVID-19 booster shot requirement for our campus community, and testing requirements for students living in residence halls upon their return to campus.

Vaccination offers protection against severe illness and symptomatic infection with Omicron as well as other variants. Your Wolverine should get a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they are eligible and upload their information using the form in Wolverine Access as soon as possible. 

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of your student and our broader University of Michigan community. U-M continues to work collaboratively with campus health experts and academic leaders to advance our mission safely, monitor COVID-19 locally and beyond, and respond as conditions change.

From our campus community to your family: Thank you for your and your Wolverine’s vigilance to health and safety measures this fall and during winter break. Your efforts, combined with these additional measures, will help us keep our community safe, healthy and together.

To stay up to date on the latest news and announcements from campus, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.


A COVID Update

​Dear Parents and Families,

We hope you and your Wolverine are enjoying a rejuvenating, relaxing winter break. 

With the start of the Winter 2022 term a little over a week away—and with our students who live on campus set to return to Ann Arbor even sooner—we are writing to share important updates about the new term.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which announced that in-person classes will resume according to the regular schedule on Jan. 5, 2022, with additional health and safety protocols in place for the winter term. 

These additional measures, which are detailed in the emailed update, are in addition to the COVID-19 booster shot requirement for our campus community. Your Wolverine should get a booster as soon as they are eligible.  

From our campus community to your family: Thank you for your and your Wolverine’s vigilance to health and safety measures this fall and during this winter break. Your efforts, combined with these additional measures, will help us keep our community safe, healthy and together when we return to campus for the winter term. 

To stay up to date on the latest news and announcements from campus, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

As students prepare to travel during the upcoming winter break and more activities happen indoors due to colder weather, we are committed to providing you and your student with up-to-date information on current campus life and opportunities that will make an education at U-M a safe, positive experience. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which includes information on additional health and safety measures for winter term, case updates, COVID-19 booster shot requirement for our campus community, and mental health and well-being student resources.  

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of your student and our broader University of Michigan community. These additional COVID-19 mitigation strategies are being implemented to keep our community safe, healthy and together when we return to campus for the winter term, which will begin in a few short weeks. 

The start of a new term can introduce and amplify stressors that may make it more challenging for students to balance their own mental health and wellbeing. The university offers a variety of resources to help students navigate stress and other challenges they may be experiencing. 

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


Important Dates to Remember

As the Fall term comes to a close in a matter of days, you may want to pencil in some of these important upcoming dates and events to help stay connected with your Wolverine and to help you and be aware of your student's possible upcoming travel during university breaks.

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Tuition Refund Insurance Available for Winter 2022 Term

The cost of tuition can be substantial, and students may need to withdraw from a term due to an injury, illness, or flare-up of a chronic condition. The U-M Tuition Insurance Plan is a voluntary insurance available to all Ann Arbor students, including in-state and out-of-state undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The tuition insurance significantly extends the university’s withdrawal policy and can help to pay back loans, grants, and scholarships, and can help students continue their education at a later time.

The Winter 2022 coverage purchase deadline is Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Additional details are available on the University Health Service website.

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Dining Updates: Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms

Dining halls will remain open and continue their regular hours of operation through Dec. 15. Starting Dec. 15, dining halls will have adjusted meal times. On Dec. 19 and 20, meals will only be served at Bursley, Mosher Jordan, and South Quad dining halls. The last meal served is dinner on Dec. 20. Visit the MDining website for the latest menus and hours of operation. For students returning to campus for Winter term, Dining Halls reopen on Sunday, Jan. 2, with dinner service.

 

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Housing Updates: Move-Out, Winter Break Housing, and Move-In

Once your student turns in their final assignments, they are almost ready to venture off campus to their winter break destination. Before they close their campus door for the final time this term, they will want to ensure they have checked off all the items on Housing’s checklist for preparing their room for winter break.

For students who are living in our residence halls or apartments, we have compiled important information on fall term move-out and winter 2022 move-in, as well as a convenient winter break housing option if your student plans to remain in Ann Arbor. You and your student can find more information on the Housing FAQs webpage and Housing’s undergraduate move-in and move-out webpage

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Winter 2022 Term: COVID-19 Prevention

Congratulations to your Wolverine on their completed or soon-to-be completed Fall term! If your student will be returning to Ann Arbor for the Winter 2022 term, they can expect many of the same COVID-19 protections and community expectations to support another productive and healthy academic term. Indoor masking, weekly testing for the small fraction of the community who have vaccine exemptions, and daily use of ResponsiBLUE are among the mitigation strategies that will continue.

In this article, we compiled the top seven things you and your student need to know for the winter 2022 term.

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