Campus Protocols for Staying Healthy & Safe

Maintaining a healthy and safe campus is a priority, especially in the era of COVID-19. For that reason, the university has enacted protocols for campus members who are on campus. The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) may be contacted for any questions regarding the building’s open or closed status. For building closure(s) due to emergencies or inclement weather, please check the university’s main page.

The protocols are part of a broader initiative across all University of Michigan campuses. Designed using the latest public health information on mitigating the spread of the virus, the protocols require the understanding and cooperation of all of our campus community members. The well-being of the campus community is a shared responsibility by all of us.


Building Hours & MCard Swipe Locations

All academic buildings are open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. University buildings are available by swipe access with a valid MCard until 10 p.m. All university buildings close at 10 p.m. Please do not remain in any campus building after 10 p.m.

For weekend hours, Thompson Library, UPAV, and other specific use buildings and skywalks, please see campus building hours for more information.

Building hours are times of the day that the building is accessible by the exterior MCard Swipe locations for faculty, staff, and students, and does not require calling the Department of Public Safety to use these entrances. Public access (without a valid MCard) is restricted to only the University Pavilion at this time. Any guests of faculty, staff, or students must complete the guest ResponsibBlue screening before entering a university building.

S2 Swipe Locations

  • French Hall Southeast Entrance (Under Skywalk)
  • French Hall/Theatre South Entrance (Kearsley Street)
  • First Street North Entrance
  • First Street South Entrance
  • Hubbard Main Entrance
  • Library Building West Skywalk Entrance
  • Murchie Science Building Expansion West Entrance (Near UCEN)
  • Murchie Science Building West 2nd Floor Entrance
  • Murchie Science Building East Entrance
  • White Building Northwest Entrance (parking lot side)
  • White Building ECDC Entrance
  • Recreational Center South Entrance
  • Riverfront Main Entrance
  • Riverfront Parking Deck 2nd Floor Entrance
  • University Center East Main Entrance
  • University Pavilion 2nd Floor Ramp Entrance
  • University Pavilion Southwest Entrance
  • University Pavilion Northwest Entrance

Note: Additional MCard Swipe locations are being added this semester. We will update the MCard Swipe locations when they become available.


UM-Flint Face Covering Policy

Effective May 2, the following mitigation strategies apply to our campus community:

  • Wearing a mask is optional in all areas on campus, including instructional settings. However, masks remain required in the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC). Masks remain an effective measure for enhanced personal protection against the spread of COVID-19, especially for individuals who have a compromised immune status, who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, or who have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. 
  • The campus community is expected to remain up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations as outlined under the vaccination policy.
  • Weekly testing for those with an exemption from the vaccination policy is no longer required. 
    • Health professional students who are unvaccinated or have an exemption and who come to the Michigan Medicine campus for rotations or other instructional work will be required to have weekly negative testing completed.  
  • The UM-Flint on campus asymptomatic testing clinics that were offered at the Recreation Center are suspended. Individuals wanting to get a COVID-19 test will need to seek other off-campus options and resources.  
  • Continued use of the daily symptom checker tool, ResponsiBLUE, is expected.

The changes to the face covering policy and the updated mitigation strategies are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 community level guidance which provides a measure of the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems in addition to current case activity to allow communities to make decisions on mitigation measures as appropriate for their area.

The campus COVID-19 Management Team will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity in the UM-Flint community and base recommendations on the latest guidance available. Continued reminders for the UM-Flint community for reducing the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19, including any additional recommended boosters.
  • Getting tested after close contact exposures and wearing a mask for a full 10 days.
  • Staying home when you are sick. Follow the quarantine and isolation guidelines.

For the latest information and updates related to COVID-19, please visit the UM-Flint COVID-19 Information page: https://www.umflint.edu/covid-19/.