This site is updated regularly as new information becomes available. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to in this section, please contact us.

Academics

Will classes be held online or in-person in the Fall?

The Fall course schedule will provide a mix of face-to-face, synchronous (with established meeting times) online courses, and asynchronous online courses that will be in line with public health guidelines and fit student expectations and faculty expertise on our campus.  More information about the course modality changes can be found here.

When will classes transition to completely remote for the Fall 2020 semester?

All classes will be taught online beginning Saturday, November 21.

I have limited or unreliable internet access. what can i do to join my classes remotely?

Please work with your faculty members to determine what kind of participation will be possible for your specific classes. They know that students may not have full access to live video calls or availability to data through a smartphone or other device and should be willing to work with students. Please let us know if you are having any specific issues with a course or the technology use requested and we can try to help you navigate this new format.

How is classroom space and physical distancing being addressed?

General classrooms and laboratories on campus are in the final stages of being evaluated. The purpose of this is to identify a reduced occupant capacity that is consistent with public health guidance. Reducing building and classroom density is critical for helping individuals maintain physical distance in the space. This is in addition to occupants wearing the required face coverings. Furniture within the rooms will be reconfigured where possible to accommodate the necessary physical distancing requirements. These rooms must stay in these configurations at all times to reduce the spread of the virus.  

We are asking instructors to spend time during the initial class session to help explain the public health mitigation measures that are being implemented to promote and support the health and well-being of those on campus participating in in-person instruction. More assistance and guidance to follow as we near the beginning of the semester. It is important to note that in an effort to keep campus density down no guests of students will be allowed in the face to face classrooms. 

IS TUTORING, SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION, AND ADVISING STILL AVAILABLE?

Supplemental Instruction (SI), group tutoring, individual tutoring, and math lab are now online. For individual tutoring, students can make an appointment at umflint.go-redrock.com. For on-demand math questions, use our online math lab through Blackboard Collaborate. For other questions, contact the Student Success Center at (810) 762-3085.  

Academic advisors are working remotely, and are available to assist you during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Your advisor is working to obtain information that will help you make informed choices. Please contact your advisor to discuss further.  

HOW HAVE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS BEEN IMPACTED?  

All education abroad programming for the 2020-2021 academic year are being planned, but in a way that allows for students to “parallel plan” for the potential of traveling with a course in Spring or Summer 2021 if able or for a different experience should there continue to be a restriction for undergraduate student international travel. Please reach out to the Center for Global Engagement for more information cge-staff@umich.edu.

CAN I WORK IN SPECIFIC PROGRAMMATIC SPACES SUCH AS THE THEATRE SCENE SHOP, NORTHBANK CENTER ART STUDIO, ENGINEERING DESIGN STUDIO, ETC.?

Please work directly with your faculty and staff members in these areas. The programmatic spaces will have limited hours in Fall 2020 and require a health screening before entry

SHOULD I GO TO MY OFF-CAMPUS INTERNSHIP?

You should consult your onsite supervisor and your UM-Flint faculty advisor to determine a safe continuity of work plan.

MY STUDENT TEACHING SITE IS CLOSED, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Contact the Center for Educator Preparation for guidance and next steps at 810-762-3257 or umflintteach@umich.edu.

SHOULD I GO TO MY CLINICAL PLACEMENT?

Consult your onsite supervisor and your UM-Flint faculty advisor to determine a safe continuity of work plan.

WILL THERE BE ANY CHANGE IN TUITION BECAUSE OF THE ONLINE COURSES?

The Online Course Fee that prior to Spring 2020 was assessed per credit for every course offered online has been removed, resulting in a reduction in cost of these courses for students.

WHERE DO I GET ANSWERS RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO MY SCHOOL OR COLLEGE (OFF-SITE COURSE WORK, INTERNSHIPS, CLASS REGISTRATION, ADVISING, CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, ETC.)? 

All schools and colleges are available to assist students with learning remotely and navigation academic affairs processes from home. The following schools and colleges have created specific FAQs to further assist you.

College of Arts & Sciences FAQs

School of Nursing FAQs

School of Education & Human Services FAQs

For the College of Health Services (CHS) and the School of Management (SOM), you should contact your faculty member or advisor directly with questions.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

All other questions regarding classes and academic matters may be directed to Shelby Newport, Associate Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Studies, at snewport@umich.edu.

Course Modalities

Dear Students, 

Thank you for your patience as we work through a variety of options for your Fall 2020 semester. In the coming days you are going to see a variety of changes in the course schedule in order to reduce density on campus and provide you a range of instructional options in the Fall. It is challenging to develop a course schedule that meets the preferences of all students. We believe the Fall course schedule will provide an excellent mix of face-to-face, synchronous (with established meeting times) online courses, and asynchronous online courses that will be in line with public health guidelines and fit student expectations and faculty expertise on our campus. These changes may affect courses you are already enrolled in so please pay close attention to your SIS Schedule at a Glance and communication from your professional academic advisors. It is important to note that these adjustments may change as the pandemic changes and risks increase, or if the state of Michigan issues new orders related to the virus.

Within the Course Schedule you will find the following modality changes. Each meeting line will tell you when you are required to meet for each course. Check the time and the location to confirm the modality. Here are some examples: 

Face to Face Courses: These courses will have face to face meeting times on campus. Prior to the beginning of semester you will receive information about on-campus requirements in the classroom that will include wearing a mask. These courses may include “HyperFlex” options, where some students will join the course in person on one day a week and some will join remotely. If your course will use this technology you will be notified prior to the start of the semester. 

Online Synchronous: These courses will be fully online, but they will require you to attend remotely at a particular time and day as indicated by Time and Days. These online courses will meet at regular times via remote conferencing tools with live instructor interaction. (No face to face/on campus meeting.) This type of course will likely contain some additional asynchronous content. For example: syllabus, lecture files, and readings.

Online Asynchronous: These courses will be fully online and do not have a specific time where class attendance is required. These courses are comprised of learning activities that students can complete on their own time, with regular deadlines that keep them on track. Students will engage in  the majority of course materials without the instructor present. The Time will always be listed as TBA for these courses as there is no set meeting time.

Mixed Mode Courses: These courses will have both online (may be synchronous or asynchronous) and on-campus elements. The multiple schedule lines indicate when on-campus meetings are required and when online attendance is required.

Mixed Mode with Online Synchronous and Face to Face- Example 1

Mixed Mode with Online Asynchronous and Face to Face- Example 2

The most up to date schedule can be found within SIS or at this link: https://sis.umflint.edu/prod/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched 

Additional details of what Fall semester looks like at UM-Flint will be coming out next week. Thank you again for your patience and trust as we work through these challenging details. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Be Well. 

Keith Moreland
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Shelby Newport
Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Stephen Turner 
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs 

Online Learning

Are course taught by real UM-Flint faculty?

Yes! UM-Flint's online courses are taught by the same respected faculty teaching on UM-Flint’s physical campus.

I'm not very tech-savvy.  Will I still be able to successfulLy take online courses?

While you do need some basic technology skills, online classes don’t require you to be a computer whiz. For those who still feel a bit intimidated, technical support and resources are available for all online and on-campus students.

Can online learning still be engaging and interactive?

You might be pleasantly surprised about the level of engagement and interaction that happens in an online learning environment. From using web conferencing tools like Zoom to posting in discussion board forums and collaborating in google documents and chat functions, there are several ways to interact and connect with professors and classmates.

Additionally, UM-Flint provides several tools, training, and video production support to help faculty enhance their presence in the virtual classroom.  

Are online courses lower quality than in-person classes?

UM-Flint’s online courses are held to the same rigorous standards and accreditation requirements as traditional courses. Most online courses utilize the same curriculum and maintain the same academic expectations as the course taught on-campus. It’s only the delivery method that’s different.

Additionally, many of UM-Flint’s faculty take advantage of a wide array of free workshops, online training, and course design support to ensure quality course content.

Do online students receive the same services as face-to-face students?

Even if you’re not physically on campus, you will still have access to the same resources as traditional students. UM-Flint offers a full complement of online student services, including advising, financial aid and library services, tutoring, and the Student Veterans Center.

How does the university prevent cheating in online courses?

All UM-Flint instructors have access to tools that monitor and record student quiz and exam sessions as well as check student writing for plagiarism. When creating exams in Blackboard, instructors can use continuous low-stakes assessments, randomize questions, and impose time limits to make it more difficult to cheat during tests and other assignments.

Will I still be able to get to know my instructors and fellow students?

It’s a common misconception that online instructors are faceless. However, technologies like Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra are commonly used for real-time video conversations in group work, interactive lecturing, exam review, and more. Smart phone-recorded videos can even be posted to discussion forums to help asynchronous interactions feel more personal and many instructors hold virtual office hours.

Future Students

IS ORIENTATION HAPPENING ONLINE OR ON CAMPUS? 

Although classes are now offered in a different format, the Student Success Center is here for you in many support ways. If you have specific questions regarding your schedule, placement testing, or advising, please contact the Student Success Center by email studentsuccessflint@umich.edu or phone at 810-762-3085. 

HOW DO I MEET WITH FINANCIAL AID WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING?

The Office of Financial Aid is now offering virtual appointments or the ability to schedule a phone appointment. You may continue to send questions via email at financialaidflint@umich.edu. Emails should be sent using your UM-Flint email account whenever possible. Always include your full name and your UM ID (if applicable) on any correspondence. We appreciate your patience during this time. 

WITH FACE-TO-FACE VISITS CANCELED, IS THERE ANOTHER WAY I CAN EXPERIENCE UM-FLINT?

Yes! From video conferencing, to phone conversations, webinars, and more, we are creating opportunities for you to learn more about our amazing university. As we continue to develop a calendar of virtual events, we will add them to our website, so check back often. Right now, you can meet one-on-one with an admissions officer or financial aid officer via phone, video conferencing, or text. Call (810) 762-3300, email admissions.flint@umich.edu, or text (810) 216-5241 to set up a meeting.

I'M INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT. CAN I STILL APPLY? 

Yes! UM-Flint is still accepting applications for freshman, transfer, guest, non-candidate for degree seeking, and readmit students. Applications are open for spring, summer, and fall 2020. Admissions staff are working remotely and applications are still being processed. Our online application has no fee and is available at umflint.edu/admissions

I JUST APPLIED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT (OR HAVE AN APPLICATION WITH DOCUMENTS OUTSTANDING). HOW DO I SUBMIT MY OUTSTANDING ADMISSIONS DOCUMENTS? 

Official transcripts and other outstanding documents are still being received in the office through the mail. For faster service, we suggest requesting electronic transcripts from Parchment, Docufide, the Clearinghouse, or your school’s website. If you are unable to request your official transcripts, unofficial transcripts are being accepted on a temporary basis. Once schools and colleges reopen, official transcripts will be required. We certainly understand the challenges that our prospective students are facing with the COVID-19 crisis. Our office remains committed to working with you to secure your documents so that we may make an admissions decision. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for questions or concerns. 

Standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) can be submitted electronically through College Board or ACT websites.  Please use UM-Flint’s code when requesting your test scores: 

ACT Testing Code: 2063, SAT Testing Code: 1853

To check on your status, call (810) 762-3300, email admissions.flint@umich.edu, or text at (810) 216-5241.  

CAN I STILL SEND MY FAFSA?

Yes! Our Financial Aid Office is still accepting FAFSAs and creating award packages for students. Just send your FAFSA information to UM-Flint using our code: 002327. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (810) 762-3444 or email at financialaidflint@umich.edu

CAN I STILL GET A SCHOLARSHIP?

Yes! Scholarships are still available for freshman, transfer, and readmit students. The Admissions and Financial Aid offices will continue to award scholarships to students based upon scholarship criteria and availability of funds. Please contact the Admissions and Financial Aid offices for more information. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (810) 762-3444 or email at financialaidflint@umich.edu or Admissions at (810) 762-3300, email admissions.flint@umich.edu, or text at (810) 216-5241.  

I’M ADMITTED AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TAKE MY NEXT STEPS. HELP! 

Admitted students will still receive their admissions communications via mail and email. UM-Flint Admissions staff are working remotely and you can still talk to your Admissions Officer. To get help with your next steps, call (810) 762-3300, email admissions.flint@umich.edu, or text at (810) 216-5241.

I’M A TRANSFER STUDENT. CAN I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES? 

Yes! Registration is open for Spring, Summer, and Fall courses. Transfer students can register for classes before they attend orientation. First, you need to speak to your academic advisor. You can call (810) 762-3085 or email studentsuccessflint@umich.edu to confirm who your advisor is. 

I’M A CURRENT DEEP OR GENESEE EARLY COLLEGE STUDENT WHO HAS BEEN ADMITTED AS A FRESHMAN FOR FALL 2020. CAN I REGISTER FOR MY FALL CLASSES? 

Yes! Current DEEP and Genesee Early College students who have been admitted for fall 2020 as a freshman can register for your classes through your SIS account after you meet with your advisor. You can call (810) 762-3085 or email studentsuccessflint@umich.edu to confirm who your advisor is. 

I’M SCHEDULED FOR ORIENTATION. WILL MY SESSION BE CANCELED? 

At this time, orientation sessions will be moving forward as planned. In the event that changes are made to your orientation session, the Student Success Center will contact you directly. You can call (810) 762-3085 or email studentsuccessflint@umich.edu with any additional questions you may have regarding orientation.   

IS UM-FLINT HOLDING CLASSES ONLINE?

For the health of our campus community, Fall 2020 courses are scheduled to take in a variety of modalities. A small percentage of courses are still being offered on campus, many others have changed to an Online Synchronous or Online Asynchronous modality. Check out this video for explanation regarding modalities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2ez3HhFhD0. As of today, Fall 2020 courses are scheduled to take place on campus, with some offered online which is typical for all UM-Flint semesters. 

WHAT IS UM-FLINT DOING AS A CAMPUS AS A RESULT OF COVID-19?

Campus health and safety is a top priority at UM-Flint. Many steps have been taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To learn more about the University’s response, visit our COVID-19 information website. 

International Students

I'M AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT. CAN I GO HOME?

Travel restrictions are changing daily. Contact Kim Butka, International Student and Scholar Manager in the Center for Global Engagement, to advise you.

Housing

What are the Housing contract dates?

August 26, 2020- November 20, 2020.

When can I move into the residence hall? 

Move-in will occur by appointment only between August 27-29, 2020. All students will be tested for COVID-19, onsite, prior to moving into their room. Students are permitted to have ONE guest assist them with moving. All students and guests will be required to wear a face covering and complete a pre-screening.

When is move-out?

Residents must move-out of Riverfront no later than noon on Saturday, November 21.  If you are unable to return home on November 21, you may request a late stay If approved to stay late, additional fees will be incurred for extending your stay.  More information will be shared at a later date.

Will the cost of my room be changed since we are moving out early?

Yes. All room and meal plan costs are being adjusted to the shorter contract dates. 

Will I have to sign a new housing contract?

Students who signed a contract before the new dates of August 27 through November 20, 2020 were announced will have to sign a new contract. You will be notified via your umich.edu email account to sign your new contract.

Will I have to have a meal plan? 

First time college students will be required to have a meal plan. The meal plan cost will be adjusted at a per day cost due to the shorter contract dates. Please visit the Residential Meal Plan page for more information regarding meal plans.

How can I change my roommate preference or room assignment?

Please contact our Housing and Residence Life Office at 810-237-6571 or email your request to our housing email address at flint.housing@umich.edu.

Am I able to tour the residence hall before move-in?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide tours of the residence halls at this time. Please see our website for more information on room types and amenities.

Coming to Campus

Will face coverings be required when on campus?

In alignment with Governor Whitmer’s recent executive order in Michigan, face coverings will be required at all times in all places at UM-Flint, effective immediately according to a new U-M policy issued this week. President Mark Schlissel addressed the issue of face coverings in a message to the Ann Arbor campus, stating:

“The research is clear that wearing a face covering is one of the most effective tools we have for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives.

Beginning immediately, the University of Michigan will require all students, staff, faculty and visitors to wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose while anywhere on campus grounds. This includes when inside buildings, outdoors and on U-M transportation on all of our campuses. It is difficult on a busy university campus to maintain distance from groups even while outdoors, so requiring face coverings outdoors will help slow the spread of the virus.”

Face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected with COVID-19 but does not have symptoms (CDC, 2020). Fabric face coverings such as cloth face masks, scarves, and bandanas are preferred, and the face covering must fit securely over your nose and mouth in order to be effective. 

Employees needing an exception or accommodation should contact Human Resources for assistance, prior to coming to campus.  Please contact Suzi Bye at (810) 766-6658 or email sbye@umich.edu for assistance.

Students who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical or psychological condition should initiate an accommodation request with Disability and Accessibility Student Services (DASS). Please contact Chip Evans at (810) 762-3456 or email dassflint@umich.edu prior to coming to campus.

If you are a student who is unwilling to wear a face covering while on campus we encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor immediately to help arrange a fully online class schedule. 

Will I need to complete a health screening prior to coming to campus?

Any person coming to campus should expect to comply with the health screening requirements that will be posted throughout campus. Currently and throughout the fall, anyone coming to campus must complete a daily online health screening prior to their arrival. You can also expect to be asked health screening questions before entering a building or event. 

Many entrances will be closed, with a limited number of entry points designated on campus to help control/monitor access, promote reduced density and physical distancing in our spaces. Designated building access points are being identified and will be released in August. 

Safety Measures

How are campus spaces being cleaned and disinfected?

Facilities and Operations (F&O) have established robust cleaning and disinfecting procedures that have been in place during the spring and summer and will continue through the fall term.  F&O conducts cleaning and disinfecting of all occupied buildings daily.  Further disinfecting of high touch surfaces occurs in common areas, halls, entry/exits, and other general shared spaces. In addition to F&O’s cleaning, units are disinfecting their respective offices and other spaces frequently when they are occupied.  A central COVID Supply Procurement committee has been established, and working diligently with representatives across the campus to inventory current supplies, identify anticipated supply needs and coordinate the purchase of those critical materials so that we are prepared and ready for Fall 2020.

Campus Operations

IS THE RECREATION CENTER OPEN?

At this time, the Recreation Center is closed due to the Governor's executive order. Look for updates at umflint.edu/reccenter or contact the Rec Center at reccenter@umich.edu.

IS THE BOOKSTORE OPEN?

The UM-Flint Bookstore is open for walk in hours, see their website for up to date hours. The UM-Flint Bookstore has a customer service team available by phone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For additional information or to place an order, please visit umflint.bncollege.com.

ARE THE RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN?

Riverfront Residence Hall is only open to students who previously requested to stay. First Street Residence Hall is closed to students.

IS THE CASHIER'S OFFICE OPEN? 

The Cashier's Office on the second floor of University Pavilion will temporarily close until further notice. Employees are working remotely to continue to serve the campus. All service requests during this time can be sent to flint.cashiers@umich.edu, and please include your name and UMID in the email so we can better assist you.

IS PRINTING SERVICES OPEN? 

Printing Service is operating on an as-needed basis for the campus community. We offer printing services, as well as graphic design services. Please continue to use our online order form located on our website. For information, please email Gina Rose at ghollenb@umich.edu.

ARE CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS STILL MOVING FORWARD?   

In accordance with Governor Whitmer's March 23, 2020 executive order, only critical infrastructure projects can move forward, which includes the MSB expansion and renovation project on the 6th and 7th floors at Northbank Center. The installation of a new trackwall system at the Riverfront Banquet Center has not started. All construction projects will continue to be monitored and evaluated.

ARE PACKAGES AND MAIL STILL BEING DELIVERED? 

Mailroom Operation: Beginning Monday, May 18th, the mailroom will be staffed Monday through Friday. 

  • All mail must be dropped-off/picked-up at the mailroom, 154 French Hall.
  • Hours of operation will be 8:00 am - 4:00 pm until further notice.
  • Outgoing mail must be received by 3:00 pm to go out the same day.
  • Courier Service to Ann Arbor will occur every Tuesday and Thursday. 
  • PLEASE ADVISE: If there's a special need or unique case please contact the mail staff at 810-762-3141 or Dan Sherman at 810-441-6417.

Central Receiving/Shipping Operation out of Hubbard: Beginning Monday, May 18th, central receiving will be staffed Monday through Friday. 

  • All packages must be dropped-off/picked-up at the Hubbard Building (602 Mill Street). Call in advance. Ring bell at receiving door for service. 
  • PLEASE ADVISE: If there's a special need or unique case please contact the materials management staff at 810-766-6671 or Dan Sherman at 810-441-6417.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Staff will be monitoring need and may make changes accordingly as circumstances justify.

Community

IS THE INNOVATION INCUBATOR [IN] OPEN, OR THE CO-WORKING SPACE AVAILABLE FOR MEETINGS?

The Innovation Incubator will be virtualizing all business counseling and meetings in the coming weeks. Staff will NOT be available to meet at the Ferris Wheel's co-working space or campus offices. To receive services at no cost, complete an intake form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nic Custer at ncuster@umich.edu.

Northbank Center

IS THE NORTHBANK CENTER OPEN?

The Northbank Center will only be accessible by calling NBC Security at 810-853-8960 or Campus Safety at 810-762-3333. Mcard access is temporarily suspended until further notice. 

HOW CAN I REACH SOMEONE AT NORTHBANK CENTER?

Management is available online and via phone should a need arise. Please email flint.nbc.management@umich.edu or call the mainline 810-762-0000 and leave a voicemail for assistance. For urgent matters, please call NBC Security at 810-853-8960 or 989-971-4137.

WILL THE PARKING RAMP STILL BE OPEN?

NBC parking ramp is accessible via card swipe Mondays through Fridays, 8am to 5pm. There is also parking available behind the building.

WHAT ABOUT MAIL AND DELIVERIES?

Inter-campus mail is available for pick up by departments at the mailroom in French Hall. Mail deliveries by USPS, Fedex, and others is still occurring Monday-Friday at NBC. If you are expecting a large delivery, please let NBC Management know and we'll watch for it.  

WHAT ABOUT RENT PAYMENTS?

If you have already mailed you rent payment or plan to mail your payment, please be advised that our processing time will most likely be extended. If you have not yet paid, the best way is to access our tenant portal. If you do not currently have a login, please let us know and we can walk you through the setup. During this time, any fees for making online payments will be reimbursed. If you prefer to make an in-person payment, please contact Megan Babcock to schedule a time to meet. Cash payments are not accepted at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Services

We are pleased to announce the Thompson Library will be reopening to UM-Flint faculty, staff and students on August 24th, 2020. 

LIBRARY HOURS
  • August 24th - 28th: 12pm - 6pm
  • August 29th - 30th: Closed

Fall Semester Hours (begins August 31st)

  • M - Th: 8am - 9pm
  • Fri:  8am - 6pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: 12pm - 8pm

Special hours for Vulnerable/At-risk patrons (begins August 31st)

  • Mondays and Thursdays: 8am - 10am
LIBRARY ACCESS

Patrons may access the library through the skywalk from UPAV to the library or the skywalk from French Hall to the library. There will be no access through the brass doors on the first floor. Patrons of the library will be required to wear a face covering and have their UMIDs with them to get into the library. Patrons will be required to go through a health screening station before entering the library.

SAFETY MEASURES
  • Patrons must pass through a health screening and be required to show their MCard.
  • Face coverings are required at all times.
  • Seating in the library has been arranged to encourage social distancing. 
  • Plexiglass barriers are in place at points of service.
  • No eating will be permitted in the library.
  • Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer will be available.
SEAT RESERVATIONS

Patrons of the library will now be able to reserve specific seats for use when visiting the library. Upon arrival, you can easily check in and out from your smartphone using the QR code found on each seat. This new system allows us to ensure social distancing and safe capacity in the library.

ITS COMPUTERS

The library will have 27 ITS computers (socially distanced) in service. The library also has laptops that can be checked out and used inside the library.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

Curbside pick up will be available to patrons of the Thompson Library. This service will run from 1pm - 5pm Monday through Friday. Two parking spaces are available at the library’s loading dock. To fill out a request for curbside pick up, please use this link: https://umflint.libwizard.com/f/curbside

ACCESS TO LIBRARIANS AND RESEARCH HELP

Our librarians and staff remain reachable through virtual methods (chat, email, text, and video) and our online resources are always available through our website.  

For additional information on the library and our services, please visit the library homepage.

Computer Labs and ITS Helpdesk

ARE COMPUTER LABS AND THE HELPDESK OPEN?

At this time, the computer labs are operating in limited locations. Please visit the  computer lab hours website for a current list of available open computer labs and their hours of operation. The Helpdesk will remain primarily online, there will be limited face to face hours by appointment. Please see the helpdesk hours for more information.

Food Service

WHAT FOOD OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS?

On Campus Food Options

Picasso Restaurant Group locations (Cafe Blue, Blue Bistro and Picasso@UCEN) will not be open during the fall semester.  Food service options on campus will be located at the University Pavilion and include:

Local Food Options

There are many local food options available downtown Flint.  You can find a useful list of these options on our website.

Catering 

Picasso Restaurant Group remains the exclusive caterer.  Requests for catering services should be submitted online here.

Vending Options

Vending machines will be available throughout campus as usual.  Please maintain 6’ of distance between people when using vending machines.

Please feel free to contact Gina Rose with any questions you may have via email at ghollenb@umich.edu.

What are the policies regarding food and beverage on campus for Fall 2020?

Consuming food and beverage will not be permitted in any class or hallways.  Food and beverages may only be consumed in designated dining locations with limited seating and 6’ of distance between people.  Locations where food and beverages can be consumed on campus safely will be designated by clear signage.  These locations are:

  • UCEN - 2nd Floor
  • WSW - 1st Floor
  • UPAV - 1st Floor

 

Faculty and staff may consume food in their individual office space with the door closed.

ECDC & K-12 Partners

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF CLASSES OF DEEP PROGRAMS AT AREA HIGH SCHOOLS?

For any questions regarding DEEP Programs, contact Jeff Hall, Program Director at jjhal@umich.edu.

IS THE UM-FLINT EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OPEN?

The ECDC is temporarily closed until January 2021. For more information, please visit the ECDC homepage or contact Joslyn Marinelli, ECDC Program Director at jmarinel@umich.edu.

Parking

What are the rules for parking on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year?

For the 2020-2021 academic year, specific processes and procedures have been developed to support the learning and working environment at UM-Flint and align with the efforts put forth by the campus re-opening committee to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In an effort to address inquiries, FAQs have been developed for faculty/staff, students, retirees, and guests. Please see the links below for parking FAQs.

Faculty & Staff
Students
Retirees
Guests

Events

Will upcoming commencement ceremonies still take place?

At the University of Michigan-Flint, the health and safety of our campus and the community is our top priority. Although we had hoped to host a commencement ceremony this summer, the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty this global health crisis has created, the University of Michigan-Flint will not hold a commencement ceremony on August 16, 2020 as originally planned. The current state guidelines for large events under the precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus precludes us from moving forward with this event. 

For planning purposes for our April, August and December 2020 and for our April 2021 graduates, we are moving all commencement ceremonies to late April 2021.  Additional details on the graduation celebration will be released in the coming months. 

Please know that as the pandemic continues to evolve, more changes and rescheduling could be necessary. It is our sincere hope that by next spring we can return to holding traditional commencement ceremonies to honor the academic achievements of UM-Flint students. 

Thank you for your understanding.