Messages to the Community

  1. An announcement on the Robert Anderson case

    January 19, 2022

    To Our Campus Community: The events of the past few days have been challenging and unexpected. Change can always be difficult and, in this case, it can be especially so on top of the ongoing pandemic. Today, we share news that takes an important step toward a future of healing for our community. The University …

  2. A message from President Mary Sue Coleman

    January 16, 2022

    To the University Community: Yesterday, I accepted the U-M Board of Regents’ request to serve as interim until they appoint a new president. While deeply saddened by the circumstances of the invitation, I accepted the interim appointment because of my love and respect for this institution. I welcome the opportunity to work with you once …

  3. Omicron variant planning update; get a booster as soon as you can

    December 28, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We hope everyone is enjoying winter break and finding time to relax and spend time with loved ones. In the days since the end of the fall term and our first in-person commencement in two years, we’ve continued to monitor the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants …

  4. Campus COVID-19 Update: Winter term safety, case update, Omicron variant

    December 17, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: COVID-19 cases on campus decreased from the previous week, and we continue to see an average of about 10 employee and six student cases per day. Cases in the surrounding community continue to be high. Many of you will be traveling in the coming days, so please take …

  5. Campus COVID-19 Update and important prevention guidance

    December 10, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Campus COVID-19 case levels have returned to what we saw in the week before Thanksgiving, with many positive cases linked to holiday travel and gatherings. Many in our community are taking advantage of our COVID-19 testing resources before and after travel, and we appreciate your diligence. The Centers for Disease …

  6. Supporting one another after the Oxford High School tragedy

    December 1, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We have dozens of students on our three campuses who are graduates of Oxford High School, the site of Tuesday’s tragic shooting, and thousands from the surrounding Oakland County area. Some of our employees also have loved ones who work at Oxford or have ties to the school’s …

  7. Message from President Mark Schlissel and Vice Provost Robert Sellers

    November 24, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: As we take a break from the daily rhythm of classes and work to gather with loved ones this week, some of you also may be struggling with emotions surrounding the recent trials for those found responsible for the death of Ahmaud Arbery, and for Kyle Rittenhouse who …

  8. Campus COVID-19 Update: Current conditions, flu information, importance of vaccination

    November 19, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We’ve seen a stabilization in the number of U-M COVID-19 cases on campus after Halloween and the first week of November, and the positivity rates from the Community Sampling and Tracking Program and University Health Service testing are similar to last week. Spread continues to be traced largely …

  9. Campus COVID-19 Update: Cases from social activities and travel, flu on the rise

    November 5, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We’ve seen an increase in COVID-19 cases stemming from social gatherings and household exposures over the past two weeks. As changes in weather have driven more activities indoors, it is very important to wear a face covering, make good decisions when interacting and stay home if you’re sick. The …

  10. Campus COVID-19 Update: Weekend safety, case trends, booster shots

    October 29, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: COVID-19 cases among students have consistently remained at a lower level in recent weeks. However, cases among faculty and staff remain at an elevated level and have been increasing slightly week to week. Case investigation has linked these cases to exposures in the home and within the external …