Messages to the Community

  1. Campus COVID-19 Update: Briefing video, travel recommendations

    October 8, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We have seen a leveling off of COVID-19 cases among students, and overall activity in the surrounding community has been increasing slightly. We’re still not seeing clusters beyond the one off-campus cluster we reported a few weeks ago, and this is something we continually monitor. COVID-19 positivity rates …

  2. An announcement about the future from President Mark S. Schlissel

    October 5, 2021

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: This is the eighth year of my presidency and an important time to strategically consider the future for our university. We are emerging from an historic global pandemic and adjusting to new and still evolving ways of working, learning and living, both as individuals and as …

  3. Threat from web posting has been mitigated

    October 3, 2021

    UPDATE (7 p.m. Sunday): DPSS has shared further information from the FBI, along with additional context. “DPSS is confident that any threat from the post has been addressed and mitigated. In collaboration with our partners, we have conducted an assessment of the individual who made the post,” said DPSS Executive Director Eddie L. Washington, Jr. …

  4. A message to the University of Michigan Faculty Senate

    September 30, 2021

    Dear Colleagues: I am writing today to discuss the five motions being considered at Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting. I would like to provide additional context and information that you may want to consider before the two days of voting. Provost Susan M. Collins and I will also be speaking at the meeting. Both of us …

  5. Campus COVID-19 Update: Observations one month in

    September 24, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I want to share a few observations and facts from the first month since we resumed activities as a residential campus. Our campus is fully populated, we’re teaching and learning in person, and we’re enjoying a more traditional Michigan experience. Public health measures are working at the University …

  6. Campus COVID-19 Update: Vaccination data details & other updates

    September 17, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: This week, a few important indicators have stabilized as we’ve moved past the beginning of our semester. As reported on our COVID-19 data dashboard, case numbers and our quarantine housing usage have flattened. At the same time, we are an increasingly vaccinated community. Currently, 95% of students, 94% of …

  7. U-M leaders’ Campus COVID-19 Briefing video available

    September 10, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: This morning’s Campus COVID-19 Briefing focused primarily on the current conditions on our campus, discussed them in the context of evolving public health understanding and guidance, and shared how some of our foremost experts are thinking about campus life now and going forward. We also addressed questions and …

  8. U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 3, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: It’s been wonderful to see students back on campus, classes back in person, residence halls full, and teaching, learning and research at levels we haven’t experienced in 18 months. The residential education experience we’ve long taken pride in has returned. I again commend the thousands of faculty, staff …

  9. Fall 2021 Welcome Email

    August 29, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Michigan! Learning and research have always been the most fundamental components of a U-M education, and as I welcome you to the fall semester in Ann Arbor, I also welcome the return of a more traditional residential experience. As …

  10. U-M leaders’ Campus COVID-19 Briefing video available

    August 27, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I know there are a lot of questions about our approach to promoting health and safety in our community. We held a Campus COVID-19 Briefing this morning to share information and address concerns before our semester begins next week. A video of the briefing is now available on …