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Public health guidelines for living in m housing

Below find the latest guidelines for residents. Check the U-M Health Response website for up to date campus-wide developments and details.


U-M students living in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus are required to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information. 

Beginning in fall 2023, U-M students residing in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus are required to have received the bivalent omicron COVID-19 booster and to submit that information by May 15, 2023.

U-M is providing medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination. Students who previously received approved exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination do not need to request new ones for the bivalent omicron booster requirement.


All U-M students residing in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus beginning in fall 2023 are required to submit documentation showing whether they are vaccinated for the following vaccinations in line with the CDC immunization schedule:

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine 
  • Meningococcal A (MenACWY) vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
  • Chicken pox/varicella vaccine

U-M students who are not vaccinated with the above five (5) vaccinations are required to submit an attestation that states that they are not vaccinated and understand they may be subject to additional public health protocols should there be a public health need.

Details on the submission and attestation processes will be available in the spring. Students planning to live in Michigan Housing in fall 2023 will be contacted directly with instructions. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.

We will be unable to offer housing assignments or contracts until your information has been processed


Face masks are currently optional in most university buildings including Michigan Housing. You can refer to the University Face Covering Policy.


ResponsiBLUE is a tool to help support campus health and safety by providing you with a quick daily symptom check for COVID-19. ResponsiBLUE also helps you track your compliance with the university’s vaccination policy and other COVID requirements.

Each day, all members of our campus community who enter campus buildings and facilities are encouraged to use ResponsiBLUE to check themselves for COVID-19 symptoms by answering a brief set of questions. Please note: ResponsiBLUE may be required to access certain locations on campus.

See Responsiblue for more details.

Community Spaces in the Residence Halls

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

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

The Connector, Michigan Housing’s Multicultural Center located in West Quad, is open on Monday – Friday from 7 AM through 6 PM and for central campus residents from Monday – Friday until 10 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12 PM – 10 PM.  The Connector provides a great place for students to study, hang out, and engage in programming with our Connector Community Assistants. 

 The Multicultural Lounges are open everyday from 10 AM – 12 AM.  residents can swipe in during the available hours  to study,hang out, and engage in the programming with our Multicultural Lounge Community Assistants. If students are interested in reserving any of the multicultural lounges, please email  

The Residential based reflection rooms are available in The Connector, Couzens Halls, and Bursley Hall and are open for use by residents without reservation for prayer, meditation, and other reflective practices.

Housing Security

We have a dedicated staff of security officers whose sole responsibility is to provide a safe and secure environment for all residents, staff and guests of our residence halls. Learn more about Housing Security.

Residential Staff

If you need to speak to someone in your residence hall about a concern or a non-life-threatening emergency, contact the residential staff member who is on call. They are trained to help you identify and take the necessary steps to work through your situation.

Emergencies And Safety Concerns

The Division of Public Safety & Security works around the clock to ensure our community is safe. We encourage you to explore their website to learn more about their services and read their fire safety tips. Be sure to sign up for their text Emergency Alerts. You can also contact DPSS to report any unusual behavior or safety concerns.

Health and Wellness

If you are an enrolled student, and you are not feeling well, please contact University Health Service. In addition to being a full-service health care facility, they also have a nurse advice line, offer nutrition consultations and a host of other wellness services.

Being mindful of your own wellness and the community well being, learn more about the University’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Visit the Student Life Well-Being website for information about wellness classes, support organizations and tips on staying healthy.

Check out the Find Community page for ideas on meeting new friends, staying active, volunteering—and more!

If you are looking for opportunities to keep physically fit, you’ll find support at Recreational Sports.

If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed out, or if you just need someone to talk to, please contact U-M Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Personal Property Protection

We recommend that you register and insure all of your personal belongings. First check if your belongings are covered by an existing homeowners policy. If not, consider purchasing an individual policy. One option is GradGuard™, a service provided by Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC. It’s a specific Renters Insurance Plan designed especially for students.

To register your bike, electronics, and other valuables visit Division of Public Safety & Security.

In addition, we suggest that you mark all personal belongings, keep your doors locked and don’t leave valuables unattended when you are out and about.