1. Celebrating the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement ceremony

    February 4, 2021

    Dear Graduating Students: We know that many of you have been eagerly waiting for news about Spring Commencement. As we have seen over the past ten months, one of the difficult challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the uncertainty that we have been forced to endure. We do not always know what measures will Read more


  2. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    January 29, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and clusters of students testing positive, including for the more easily transmitted B.1.1.7 variant, reinforce the need for us to urge caution and emphasize safe and healthy behaviors to protect our community. The Washtenaw County Health Department, in partnership with our campus public health Read more


  3. County and U-M partner on Stay in Place Recommendation to address COVID-19

    January 27, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: As we shared in our U-M message Sunday, this is a critical time for preventing spread of COVID-19, including the rapidly emerging B.1.1.7 variant. We are seeing increased cases in the U-M student community, with larger numbers of close contacts from social activities, and have worked closely with the Washtenaw County Health Department Read more


  4. New COVID-19 cases in our community

    January 24, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: A more contagious variant of COVID-19 called B.1.1.7 was recently identified in a cluster of U-M students. This weekend, we learned of additional cases that are positive for the B.1.1.7 variant, and this number may continue to rise.  All of these cases have been investigated and the individuals and Read more


  5. Athletic Department pauses athletic activities in all sports following MDHHS recommendation


  6. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    January 22, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We are monitoring and helping members of the U-M Ann Arbor community who have tested positive for the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. The variant strain was identified as a result of regular university testing followed by additional testing in U-M labs. We know the variant is here and will likely Read more


  7. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    January 15, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: All students, faculty and staff coming to the Ann Arbor campus – and U-M students living in the area – can now be tested for COVID-19 weekly through our regular asymptomatic testing program, and I encourage all to do so. The process has been streamlined so that you can Read more


  8. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    January 8, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Welcome, everyone, to another year at the University of Michigan. I hope all of you had the opportunity to connect safely with loved ones over the holidays. Vaccination rollout and planning for the winter term continue at full speed. Michigan Medicine is completing vaccinations of those eligible to Read more


  9. Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

    January 6, 2021

    I join elected leaders of both parties from our state and beyond in denouncing the violence in the Capitol and calling for the governance of our nation to proceed peacefully in full support of our democratic process. The sight of a violent mob taking over the floor of the U.S. Senate brought tears to my Read more


  10. Chris Kolb appointed as vice president for government relations

    December 18, 2020

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Kolb as the vice president for government relations at the University of Michigan. He will begin Jan. 19 and will oversee and provide university-wide leadership and strategic vision for our government relations programs at the local, state and federal levels. Chris has embraced public service throughout Read more