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Housing and COVID-19: the latest public health guidelines and testing information.

FAQ

MAIL AND PACKAGES

We know it’s so important to get your items to you as soon as possible, and recently wait times have been significantly longer than our residents should expect.

Please know our current CCA teams have already made a difference addressing the ongoing challenges we are experiencing with keeping up with the high volume of packages we continue to receive. Rather than six or more days, and you can expect most packages to take approximately three days between your receiving carrier’s notice of arrival, and the recipient getting an EZTrackit message confirming it’s ready for pickup. 

A tip for quicker processing: if you are sending perishable items to a resident, please mark “perishable” on the outside of the package. We have a special area for these and handle them first. We are also ready to prioritize processing packages containing medication: let your package room know, and staff will strive to sort these items first.

FALL 2021 PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR LIVING IN M HOUSING

This fall, we look forward to providing our students with Housing experiences that will more closely resemble those of a traditional semester. We also will continue to be informed and implement safe practices as recommended by the CDC and public health guidance.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

M Housing is requiring the COVID-19 vaccination of all students residing in M Housing this fall.Michigan Housing’s vaccination requirement is the most important and effective step to bring back the in-person community of residence life. Our goal is to provide a living environment this fall as close as possible to the dynamic social interactions that generations of Michigan Housing residents have experienced. We appreciate your support with helping us to achieve this goal.

WILL FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING BE REQUIRED IN M HOUSING?

Following CDC and public health guidance, and U-M’s face covering policy, vaccinated residents who self-report their information to the university will not need to wear masks or practice social distancing in their assigned residence halls (including in individual rooms and common spaces). Students who are unvaccinated or vaccinated with an unauthorized vaccine will be required to wear a face covering, social distance and complete weekly mandatory COVID testing.

For public health guidelines in dining facilities, visit this information from Michigan Dining.

ARE RESIDENTS BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN COVID TESTING?

Vaccinated residents will not be required to undergo COVID testing. Residents that receive an exemption from their vaccination requirement will be required to complete weekly COVID testing in the fall and are asked to sign up for the Community Sampling and Tracking Program as soon as possible.

ARE ROOM CHANGES POSSIBLE?

There are two ways you can explore changing your housing assignment: Room Change (available after move-in this fall) and Room Swap (a bulletin board where you can find other contract-holders to swap a room with). Both will be available for Fall 2021.

ARE GUESTS AND VISITORS ALLOWED IN HALLS AND STUDENT ROOMS?

This fall, residents will be able to have visitors from other residence halls and visitors from off campus. This includes but is not limited to students, family, and friends.

Campus guests are expected to complete ResponsiBLUE Guest, the daily COVID-19 symptom check tool, prior to accessing campus buildings. ResponsiBLUE Guest now includes information on the U-M face covering policy. All guests (anyone who does not reside in the residential space) will be required to wear a face covering in the building, regardless of vaccine status.

WILL COMMUNITY SPACES IN THE HALLS BE OPEN?

Housing’s indoor community spaces and outdoor recreation amenities will be available. Students will be able to use community kitchens where available, and the Munger Fitness Center will return to use by Mcard access. 

Both in-person and hybrid programming opportunities will be available to residents. Community Centers will be able to check out shared equipment such as vacuums, board games, etc.  

The Connector and Multicultural Lounges will have all-day open hours, where residents can swipe in at any time to study or hang out. In addition, residents will be able to reserve the Multicultural Lounges or study rooms for group meetings. Reflection rooms will be open for use by Residents without reservation.

PUBLIC GUIDELINES FOR MICHIGAN DINING

Different public health guidelines are in place for both residential and off-campus students visiting Michigan Dining. For an updated information, visit Michigan Dining’s FAQ.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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