Messages to the Community

  1. April 2023 video message

    April 12, 2023
  2. Importance of Reporting

    Dear Deans, Directors and Department Heads: At the University of Michigan, we are devoted to the highest ethical standards. As university citizens, each of us has an essential role in fostering, sustaining, and strengthening our ethos of honor and integrity.  An important component of these values is our commitment to reporting suspected criminal activity, and …

  3. Important information regarding ongoing labor negotiations at U-M

    March 24, 2023

    Dear Members of the University of Michigan Community,  As you may already know, the university is in contract negotiations with the union representing graduate student instructors (GSIs) and graduate student staff assistants (GSSAs).  The union just concluded a strike authorization vote. We are disappointed that the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) has decided to take this …

  4. February 2023 video message

    February 28, 2023

    President Santa J. Ono’s February 2023 message to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan.

  5. Recommended Appointment of Provost McCauley to a Full Term

    February 7, 2023

    Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to recommend that the service of Laurie McCauley, University of Michigan’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, be extended to a full term, effective March 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027. The Board of Regents will consider this full extension at the Feb. 16 board meeting. Provost McCauley’s …

  6. Update on the Strategic Visioning and Campus Planning Process

    January 31, 2023

    Colleagues and friends across the University of Michigan community, At my Leadership Welcome speech last November, I announced that we would initiate a strategic visioning process for our Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses, one that would sharpen our impact and determine who we are, what we want to stand for, where we want to …

  7. December 2022 video message

    December 12, 2022

    President Santa J. Ono’s December 2022 message to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. Well-Being Collective

  8. November 2022 video message

    November 14, 2022

    This is my first opportunity to join all of you by video, and I hope we’ll reconnect this way each month during the academic year.

  9. Leading the University of Michigan

    October 14, 2022

    To the Community, I am honored and excited to begin work today as the 15th president of the University of Michigan. I look forward to meeting you, learning about your love of Michigan, and working together on our future as a great public research university. Go Blue! Santa J. Ono

  10. Register to Vote

    September 27, 2022

    Dear Colleagues: Election Day is Nov. 8, and we encourage you to check your voter registration status to ensure you are eligible to cast your ballot. To vote in Michigan, you have until 15 days prior to Election Day to register online or by mail, or you also can register in person through Election Day. You can …