The U-M's plans for reopening in the Fall term are provided in the Campus Maize & Blueprint website. Parents and family members are strongly encouraged to review the section for "Students & Families" on this website. In addition, specific information about University Housing can be found on the University Housing website's FAQ section.
Due to COVID-19, the Office of New Student Programs has moved its popular Parent & Family Orientation program to an online format. Parents and family members of incoming first-year and transfer students are encouraged to view this free online orientation program, which addresses many of the questions and concerns that family members have as they send their students off to the University of Michigan.
President Schlissel announced the U-M's plans for quality and safety on campus for Fall Term. A letter was sent via email to parents and family members with information about the plan. Read the full letter below.
The University of Michigan continues to be ranked as the top U.S. public university by the latest QS World University Rankings for 2021. The U-M ranked 21st overall.
President Mark Schlissel, along with Simone Himbeault Taylor, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life, and Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management addressed questions submitted by entering students and their families in a panel discussion. The discussion was recorded and can be viewed online now.
On Saturday, May 2, the University of Michigan will honor its spring graduates with a day of online activities, videos, and special interactive features. The Spring Celebration 2020 website will serve as a central location for activities. The university is working with members of the Ann Arbor campus' Class of 2020 to find a future date for an official, in-person ceremony.
President Schlissel sent out a message to graduating students with updates about plans for celebrating the Class of 2020.
The latest information about the University of Michigan's response to the coronavirus outbreak can be found online. Click below.
Students, parents and family members are urged to read the March 17 update from Student Life.
On- and Off-Campus Admissions Events Cancelled
For the health and safety of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has cancelled on- and off-campus admissions events, including campus tours, through April. We strongly discourage in-person visits to our office in order to follow the CDC guidelines on healthy social distancing. Instead, we encourage prospective students and families with questions to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via phone, live chat, or email.
President Schlissel addressed campus concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in an email to the campus community. Schlissel shared the latest guidelines and information for students, faculty, and staff.
The University's Chief Health Officer emailed students with recommendations for traveling during spring break and the recent Coronavirus concerns. Consistent with travel warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Michigan has expanded its travel restrictions beyond China to include South Korea. All U-M related travel to these countries, including for faculty and staff, is discouraged. Personal travel to these countries also is discouraged.
Regents Approve Addition to Bob & Betty Beyster Building
The College of Engineering's Computer Science and Engineering program and the School of Information will share space in a new state-of-the-art facility on North Campus.
The regents approved a new program and interdisciplinary minor called Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. The program gives students the opportunity to learn about quantitative methods for using big data as part of their social sciences education.
Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan are competing with other universities in a blood donation contest through February 26.
President Mark Schlissel announced that Provost Martin Philbert has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. Philbert serves as the chief academic officer, and all school deans, as well as several interdisciplinary centers, report to him.
The 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture will be at 10:00 a.m. on January 20 in Hill Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Simone Taylor has been named as interim Vice President for Student Life effective January 18. Taylor will replace Royster Harper, who is retiring.
After a 20-month renovation, the Michigan Union is scheduled to reopen Monday, January 13, 2020. A celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with remarks at noon and guided tours from 1:00-4:00 p.m.