Please visit the Coronavirus information site for the latest updates regarding UM-Dearborn's COVID-19 response.

University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders have been working with University of Michigan officials and health professionals to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 over the past several months.

Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease, both within our community and in the broader society. 

Use this page to get more information and answers regarding community support.

Community Support

I have family and friends directly impacted by COVID-19 and I'm concerned about their wellbeing, who can I speak with about these feelings?

Reports of the impact of 2019-nCoV around the world can be troubling, especially for members of the community who are from or have friends and family in affected areas.

Resources and support are available for students through UM-Dearborn Counseling and Psychological Services. Faculty and staff can reach out to the Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office at 734-936-8660.  

Is the Henry Ford Estate Open?

​​​​​​The Henry Ford Estate has closed their grounds to visitors until further notice. 

How can I help students at UM-Dearborn during this challenging time?

The university has established a Student Immediate Relief fund to address the critical needs that will arise in our students’ lives due to this public health emergency. This fund can assist with temporary expenses related to COVID-19, including medical, technology and internet needs.


I’d like to help, but don’t know what to do?

Many members of the UM-Dearborn community are asking how they can help. Michigan Medicine has asked all who are able to consider donating blood

They’ve also set up a drop-off location for needed medical equipment donations

The State of Michigan has developed a website with volunteer opportunities

Consider making a monetary donation to the Student Food Pantry.

If you’re personally interested in a voluntary salary reduction, reduced hours or furlough, you can reach out to the HR consultant who supports your unit or Human Resources Director Rima Berry-Hung.

Take five minutes and send a note to a colleague or friend to let them know you’re still thinking about them. It’ll make their day.


Is the UM-Dearborn wi-fi lot open to the public?

The UM-Dearborn wi-fi lot is open to the Henry Ford College (HFC) students. HFC students must show their ID card to public safety while in the lot and follow UM-Dearborn community procedures below. 

The university is providing students, faculty and staff, who have no other options for access, the ability to connect to wi-fi from inside their cars in the Fairlane Center parking lot. This map demonstrates where wi-fi will be available, in a lot normally reserved for faculty and staff. Access to the Fairlane Center buildings will not be available. This service will only be available to members of the campus community and will require network log-in. Users must contact the Department of Police and Public Safety, at 313-593-5333, both before entering the lot and when exiting the lot. All local and state orders and the practice of social distancing must be adhered to while using this service. This video provides an overview of the service.

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