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

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Public health guidelines for living in m housing

Below find the latest guidelines for residents. Check the Campus Maize & Blueprint 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 here.

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 will be expected 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 term must submit their vaccine and booster information by April 15. If you are applying for Summer term only, submit your information by May 15.

For all students requesting housing for the Fall term, vaccine and booster information needs to be submitted 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 Campus Maize and BLUEprint.

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,  9am – 8pm Monday through Sunday.

FACE COVERINGS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS

Effective March 14, 2022, masking will be optional in most indoor spaces on campus including residence halls.

THE RESPONSIBLUE DAILY CHECKER

It is expected that all residential students use the daily symptom checker tool, ResponsiBLUE, at the beginning of the day, regardless of whether you are present in-person, or working/studying from your room/apartment. The ResponsiBLUE app will be checked at Community Centers, mail and package rooms, and all dining hall entrances. Services will not be provided unless students have demonstrated compliance for weekly testing and completion of the daily symptom checker. As a reminder, all students who have received an exemption from the vaccine or booster mandate will be expected to test weekly in order to remain in compliance and see a green check on their ResponsiBLUE app.

ARE GUESTS AND VISITORS ALLOWED IN HALLS AND STUDENT ROOMS?

Residents are 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

Reminder: residents temporarily living in Quarantine/Isolation Housing are not allowed to have any visitors under any circumstances.

ARE COMMUNITY SPACES IN THE HALLS BE OPEN?

Housing’s indoor community spaces and outdoor recreation amenities are available, while following the latest face covering guidelines. 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 and Multicultural Lounges have all-day open hours, where residents can swipe in at any time to study or hang out. In addition, residents may reserve the Multicultural Lounges or study rooms for group meetings. Reflection rooms are open for use by residents without reservation.

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.

Michigan Housing values inclusion and being a supportive home for residents of all identities. We are committed to providing support for those who may be targets of, or affected by, a campus climate concern or concern on campus and encourage anyone to report an incident to Michigan Housing or the Campus Climate Support staff team.  
 
For more information on how to report an incident, please connect with Housing staff at the Community Center, Housing Diversity and Inclusion staff at diversityandinclusion@umich.edu or in The Connector on Central Campus, or please visit the Campus Climate Support (CCS) website for more information and ways to report an incident. 

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.

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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