Updated June 3

2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The University of Michigan is taking initial steps to plan for a return to on-campus operations, while adhering to evolving public-health-informed measures put in place by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reopening of the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses will happen gradually as health and safety conditions allow.

President Mark Schlissel says he is “cautiously optimistic” the university will be able to deliver “as much in-person instruction as possible” during the fall semester, but many questions remain about how that will be accomplished.

The Office of the Provost has launched a coordinated set of committees including academic leaders and faculty members across campus to focus on Ann Arbor’s fall semester academic planning. Topics being addressed include instruction of large and small classes, co-curricular activities and engaged learning, and the resources available from our Center for Academic Innovation, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and Information and Technology Services.

Important COVID-19 updates:

  • U-M researchers are returning to labs on campus in a phased approach (6/3/20).
  • Social distancing and wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces remain essential. The university issued guidance regarding the use of face masks in the university community (6/3/20).
  • Plans for re-opening museums and libraries will be shared soon. The new executive order permits the opening of museums and libraries on June 8, with public health precautions. (6/3/20).
  • Employees already working on campus may continue to do so.
  • Planning for the fall continues and details will be announced later this month (6/3/20).
  • U-M is instituting several measures to preserve financial resources, including hiring and salary freezes; offering voluntary programs for furloughs and reduced hours; postponing construction projects; and suspending all non-essential expenditures. (4/20/20)
  • Classes are being conducted in alternative formats – not meeting in person – for Spring and Summer terms. (4/24/20).
  • The Office of the Provost has offered guidance on student engaged learning experiences for spring, spring/summer and summer terms.
  • U-M is suspending all international and domestic air travel until June 30.

Our plans for safely and gradually resuming activities

For medical related questions, please call your doctor. Michigan Medicine patients with questions about symptoms, home management or advice should call the Michigan Medicine COVID-19 hotline at 734-763-6336. Questions about COVID-19? Call the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, 7 days a week 8am-5pm.

This site will be updated as additional guidance becomes available.


Last updated: June 3, 2020 10:00am