Parents and Families

A Campus Leadership Transition Update

​Dear Parents and Families,

We wanted to make sure you were aware of the U-M Board of Regents announcement Saturday evening removing Mark Schlissel as president of the University of Michigan and appointing Mary Sue Coleman as interim president.

This change in campus leadership comes after an investigation revealed that Dr. Schlissel failed to act in a manner consistent with the dignity and reputation of the University. 

Earlier today, President Coleman sent your student this emailed message, which affirmed her commitment to working with the campus community during this period of transition to advance the values and the excellence that define the University of Michigan.

During her career as a faculty member and administrator, President Coleman has been a national leader in higher education. She is president emerita of the University of Michigan, serving as the University’s 13th president from 2002-2014. 

Previously, President Coleman oversaw the groundbreaking partnership with Google to digitize the University’s 7 million-volume library, revitalized student living and learning experiences through a residential life initiative, and worked tirelessly to promote economic revitalization and innovation within the state of Michigan.

Additionally, we recognize that the nature of this news may elicit strong emotions among some members of our campus community. Campus resources are available for your Wolverine:


A COVID Update

Dear Parents and Families,

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

The leaders addressed COVID-19 cases and testing levels in the region and on campus, misinformation about quarantine and isolation housing, and the university's continuation of in-person classes.

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which included a link to the COVID-19 Briefing and other important information on the current mask policy extension, updated guidance for quarantine and isolation, and updates to the COVID-19 Data dashboard. Future briefings will be scheduled as needed and shared.

U-M’s Feb. 4 vaccine booster reporting deadline is approaching. Your Wolverine should get a booster as soon as they are eligible and upload their information using the form in Wolverine Access as soon as possible. Several on-campus, walk-in clinics are available next week for your student.

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. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times together. 

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


A COVID Update

​Dear Parents and Families,

Our campus sprang back to life this week with our students’ arrival in Ann Arbor and the start of the winter term. The beginning of a new term often brings a mixture of emotions for our students, as they find their way to new classrooms and reconnect with friends—and during the pandemic, it also brings up questions related to COVID-19. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which included important information on the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, region and on campus, the current status of our quarantine and isolation housing, the strong response to our COVID-19 booster requirement, and testing availability.

Additionally, Student Life emailed your Wolverine yesterday with information on what to do after a positive test specific to living on or off campus, including the need to report results.

Your Wolverine should get a booster as soon as they are eligible and upload their information using the form in Wolverine Access as soon as possible. Several on-campus, walk-in clinics are available for your student.

Our Wolverines have shown an incredible response to getting tested, receiving their COVID-19 booster, and following other public health safety measures to help our campus continue a robust residential experience into the winter term. 

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. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times 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

The winter term has begun and our students are back, bringing a vibrance and warmth to our snowy Ann Arbor campus. The start of a new term often brings a mixture of emotions for U-M students, as they find their way to new classrooms and reconnect with friends—and during the pandemic, it also brings up questions related to COVID-19. 

Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which included the latest information on what to do if they test positive for COVID-19 based on whether they live on campus or off campus, as well as an update on the current status of our quarantine and isolation housing. 

In a Jan. 3 message to our campus community, President Mark S. Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins shared that cases were likely to increase, regardless of decisions made about in-person work or classes. Your student getting vaccinated and boosted as soon as they are eligible, as well as continued masking, can help prevent severe illness. Several on-campus, walk-in clinics are available for your student.

We recognize that receiving a positive COVID-19 test can elicit a range of emotions and questions about what comes next. Our team is working as quickly as possible to assist those with questions and concerns, and we are grateful that students are committed to taking steps to protect themselves and their community members. 

Our Wolverines have shown an incredible response to getting tested, receiving their COVID-19 booster, and following other public health safety measures to help our campus continue a robust residential experience into the winter term—a response no doubt encouraged and supported by our many Wolverine families. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times 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 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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