Welcome Graduate Students!
The Office of Graduate Studies provides a virtual orientation experience conducted through a Canvas course. We strongly recommend that you complete the course before academic classes begin as it contains important information on academic matters, important policies, library basics, and student success resources. To complete the course, login to Canvas using your assigned umich username and password. Once authenticated, you should be able to click this link and enroll in the course "Fall 2021 - Graduate Orientation." Once you enroll, the Orientation course will be available to you in your Canvas course list to access in the future.
COVID-19 Campus Policies
On July 30, a mandatory vaccination policy for all three U-M campuses and Michigan Medicine was announced. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students and is being developed to protect our community from COVID-19 infections and provide for a safe return to campus this fall. You are encouraged to view our website for additional information and answers to frequently asked questions.
How to Report Your Vaccine
All students must report their vaccination record. Following your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, complete a brief survey — accessible from the COVID-19 resources on Wolverine Access — and upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccination card or the appropriate documentation from a medical professional confirming vaccination. Visit Wolverine Access, search for COVID-19 resources and click on the Report my Vaccination box to complete this process.
Face Covering Policy
The University of Michigan announced an updated face covering policy. The new policy requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear a face mask covering the mouth and nose at all indoor venues and on university transportation, regardless of vaccination status. This policy, designed to protect the U-M community from the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, is effective August 11. Extensive research shows that transmission of COVID-19 is greatly reduced and lives are saved when all individuals wear face coverings while in public.
Exceptions to this policy include instances when an individual is alone in a single enclosed private office with the door closed; actively eating or drinking; receiving a service that requires them to temporarily take off their face covering along with other limited exclusions. A complete list of the exemptions can be found in the policy.