Last Updated: Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 09:34 PM.

To All UM-Flint Students:

The ongoing COVID-19 situation has resulted in some changes to our normal operations at the University of Michigan-Flint. Please read more in this most recent message to campus from Chancellor Dutta.

Please pay particular attention to the following: 

Academic Classes. All students (not just current online students) should prepare to participate in online classes or alternate forms to person-to-person classroom settings beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Faculty are spending the rest of this week preparing for this transition. 

Questions regarding academic classes may be directed to Shelby Newport, Associate Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Studies, at snewport@umich.edu.

Health and Wellness. Students who become ill should seek immediate medical attention and follow health guidelines, which may include self-isolation and social distancing. Students who are sick must contact the Dean of Students Office (810.762.5728) for monitoring and to discuss other support and considerations. 

Additional questions may be directed to Julie Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, at jusnyder@umich.edu

An informational website has been set up for students and their families and is linked here. The website will be updated regularly as this situation continues to evolve.  

Thank you for your patience as we work through this challenging time. 

In good health, 

Keith Moreland
Interim Provost & Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Christopher Giordano
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

ILLNESS

For any students who become ill the should seek medical attention immediately, self-isolate and practice social distancing until they feel better. Students who are sick must contact the Dean of Students office for assistance to discuss other considerations.

Additional questions can be directed to Julie Snyder, Dean of Students at jusnyder@umich.edu. Housing specific questions can be directed to Clark Dawood, Director for Housing and Residential Life at cdawood@umich.edu.

ACADEMICS

Academic Classes

Academic classes at UM-Flint will be offered in alternate formats and no longer in person-to-person settings beginning March 16 through April 17, the last day of classes of the semester at UM-Flint. 

Lab experiences differ from classroom work, and faculty are finding ways to continue to deliver a quality experience for students. 

DEEP Program

All DEEP Programs will move to an online format, effective Monday, March 16. For any additional questions, contact Jeff Hall, Program Director at jjhal@umich.edu.

Study Abroad Programs

The University is making individual student and course by course decisions as well as, arrangements regarding study abroad and international programs. We will notify participants of any changes or cancellations once those decisions are finalized. We will ensure that students can maintain their academic progress toward graduation given these cancellations. 

For specific questions regarding Study Abroad, contact Shelby Newport, Associate Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Studies at snewport@umich.edu.

STUDENT SERVICES

Student Housing

Housing and Residential Life is still operating for students who choose to remain on campus. We are working to make changes to minimize risk for students in our residence halls. 

The services and policies outlined in the Winter 2020 housing agreement, the guide to Community Living Standards, and the University. Code of Conduct have not changed and apply to all students in the residence halls and on campus. 

We encourage any student who can return home to do so during this time. If a student decides to leave the residence halls for an extended period of time we’d ask that you communicate your plans to HRL as soon as possible. 

Food Services

With a limited number of students on campus, food retail operations in UCEN and University Pavilion are adjusting hours. Please refer to the food services website for updated hours for all locations. 

All self-service food options at various sites on campus (popcorn machines, salad bar, etc.) are currently closed, and only prepared or packaged food items will be available. 

If any student living on campus is feeling ill, they have the option of ordering a Feel Better Meal from Food Services that can be delivered to them. Simply submit a request for this service. 

Any additional questions can be directed to Gina Rose at ghollenb@umich.edu.

 

The Frances Willson Thomson Library is open, and it maintaining regular hours. 

All computer labs on campus remain open, and are operating under standard hours. 

The UM-Flint Recreation Center is open and operating under regular hours. 

EVENTS

General Campus Events

Currently, the campus is canceling events with 100 or more people in attendance through April 17. The status of future events will continue to be evaluated, and the staff of Event and Building Services will be working closely with event planners on any cancellations or postponements. 

Commencement

More information regarding the status of the commencement ceremonies that are currently scheduled will be released soon. The university is taking every precaution with regards to large scale events, and will share additional information in the coming weeks. 

For any additional questions regarding commencement, please contact Jen Hogan, Director of Event and Building Services at jhogan@umich.edu.

Moving Forward

This is a developing situation, with new scenarios continuing to emerge. Our faculty and staff will continue to evaluate the current status, and we will update the campus with any changes. Our priority is to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for students to pursue their educational goals. We appreciate the entire campus community coming together during this challenging time. 

Keith Moreland
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Christopher Giordano
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs