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.
College of Engineering Dean, Alec Gallimore, will lead the 17-member advisory committee charged with finding a replacement for Royster Harper, who retires in January.
The University of Michigan will host a presidential debate at the Crisler Center on October 15, 2020.
With the help of the Big Ten Voting Challenge, led by U-M's Ginsberg Center, U-M's student voter turn out increased from 14% in 2014 to 41% in 2018.
The Board of Regents approved plans for a new hospital that will provide additional patient rooms, a state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical center, and more.
Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to speak on October 4 at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to the public, but requires tickets.
After more than 40 years at the University of Michigan, Vice President for Student Life, Royster Harper will retire in January, 2020.
Times Higher Education and the Wall Street Journal ranks the University of Michigan as the #2 public university in the U.S. and 27th overall.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life will move to 1443 Washtenaw Avenue this December. The building at 1443 Washtenaw Avenue is the former site of the Trotter Multicultural Center (now located on State Street).