The University of Michigan has developed a comprehensive plan for Winter Term incorporating public health guidance, lessons learned from the Fall Semester and extensive feedback and engagement with the community that reflect the following:
- Safety remains a top concern throughout our community.
- Students and instructors want the opportunity to advance their academic goals.
- Activities beyond academics are essential.
- Stressors have been unprecedented — mental health and well-being are key.
As a result, the following decisions have been made:
- Testing capacity will be increased, with mandatory weekly testing for undergraduates who live on campus or attend in-person classes or activities, perform research, use facilities or work on campus.
- The current approach to instruction will continue, with more courses offered remotely where possible, while still maintaining other formats when needed.
- Undergraduate students who don’t need to live in residence halls should remain at their permanent residences for the semester to reduce density in U-M residence halls.
- A strict, no-tolerance approach to enforcing COVID-19-related policies will be taken.
- Expanded services for mental health, scheduled "well-being breaks" and campus recreational sports facilities will be available to the U-M community.