• University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel delivers his annual leadership address to an audience of university faculty, staff and students at Robertson Auditorium inside the Ross Business School on Oct. 7, 2021.

    2021 President's University Leadership Address

    President Schlissel shares updates and announcements that focus on making U-M an increasingly relevant and innovative university. In his address to the U-M community, he says, “We drive the cadence of human progress. There is no truth we fail to pursue, no problem we back away from, and no line of inquiry we will not cross. We are a university whose work matters.”

  • Fall 2021 Convocation

    Welcome home

    In his Convocation address, President Schlissel welcomes students back to “the authentic college experience that’s irreplaceable and just can’t be replicated online. You’re exposed to new ideas, people from different backgrounds, and novel ways of solving problems. At the same time, our faculty and staff have been examining ways to reimagine the residential experience – to make it better for you.”

  • Class of 2021 images

    Honoring the Class of 2021

    “The story of the Class of 2021 is one of human potential and it’s bolstered by the transformative power of education and research,” President Schlissel said during his commencement address. He also called upon graduates to address global climate change in their communities and professions, saying, “We will not solve the climate crisis if we are merely an island in a rising sea of apathy and inaction.”

  • COVID-19 vaccine arrives at U-M

    COVID-19 vaccine arrives at U-M

    Michigan Medicine begins vaccinating health care workers as about 1,950 doses of the vaccine arrive. President Mark Schlissel and Executive Vice President Marschall Runge say today’s vaccinations are “the first steps on our road back to normalcy after this long journey with COVID-19.”

  • President Mark Schlissel drops off his ballot at UMMA.

    Get registered and go vote

    U-M is partnering with the City of Ann Arbor to provide a satellite office location for the City Clerk at our Museum of Art on State Street. All students, faculty and staff can use the location to register to vote and cast early, in-person absentee ballots up until Election Day on Nov. 3.

  • Campus Maize & Blueprint

    Preparing for excellence

    U-M will welcome students for the fall semester, providing a blend of in-person and remote classes, making full use of our longstanding excellence in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class Michigan educational experience. Students, faculty and staff will also see a broad array of research-based public health measures and tools.
    View our Campus Maize & Blueprint

  • The Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs singing

    Congratulations to the Class of 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life throughout the United States and around the world. But it has also revealed once again the importance of research universities and the need for educated, creative and talented people to lead in an uncertain future. We are ever so grateful that the University of Michigan Class of 2020 will rise to meet the challenge.

  • Vineet Chopra, M.D., consults with Michael Mageli, R.N. and Katherine Klug, R.N.

    Thank You!

    University of Michigan health professionals and researchers are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. They are on the front lines saving lives in our hospitals and clinics, providing expertise to policymakers and communities, processing tests and working on treatments. We are grateful for their extraordinary efforts.


President Schlissel is working to position the University of Michigan for perpetual excellence and public impact in research, creative work, performance and education.

His initiatives include:

Campus Maize & Blueprint

Campus Response Metrics

U-M has updated the COVID-19 Campus Response Metrics we will use to help determine whether more intensive mitigation strategies are recommended to protect health and safety. Updates include the university watching for increases in case rates for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The metrics focus on three areas:

  • Disease transmission
  • Strain on public health capacity
  • Strain on community and campus health system capacity.

If a metric is met, it triggers a review of the data by the Campus Health Response Committee and other public health and medical experts. Read the full set of metrics.

More information is available in the University Record.