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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.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

M Housing requires the COVID-19 vaccination of all students residing in M Housing. The U-M vaccination requirement is the most important and effective step to maintain a health community. Our goal is to provide a living environment that allows for dynamic social interactions and making connections. The University considers a person fully vaccinated when they have received their primary vaccine series as well as a booster. Additional information about submission of vaccine and booster records can be found at healthresponse.umich.edu.

COVID-19 BOOSTERS REQUIRED

All faculty, staff and students are required to get the COVID-19 Booster and upload their record to Wolverine Access as soon as they become eligible. Any student who has received an approved booster exemption is not required but is strongly encouraged to test on a weekly basis through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP).

VACCINE & BOOSTER SUBMISSION DATES

Students applying to live on-campus for the Spring or Summer term must submit their vaccine and booster information by March 1.

Students applying to live on-campus for the Fall term must submit their vaccine and booster information by May 15.

We will be unable to offer housing assignments or contracts until your information has been processed. Access to the forms, including vaccine submission forms, booster submission forms, and exemption requests are available on the Vax Viewer Website.

For questions about submitting vaccine and booster information, please contact the COVID-19 Call Center. The Call Center can be reached at 734-936-7000.

FACE COVERINGS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS

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

THE RESPONSIBLUE DAILY CHECKER

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 diversityandinclusion@umich.edu.  

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.

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