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 international students.

International Students

Can I travel home and complete my courses online from there?

For the current semester, if you are able to complete all course requirements — in the new online format — while making normal progress toward the completion of your degree program, then an early departure will not have a negative impact on your immigration status. You will be expected, and required, to return to campus to resume your studies in time for the Fall 2020 semester. 


How will final exams be handled this Winter, 2020 semester?

All final exams will take place remotely in alternative formats. This extends the previous action to prevent all classes from meeting in person. Faculty and instructors will communicate how this will be handled as soon as possible.


If courses for summer I and II are being offered remotely, can I continue to take courses and exams online?

Summer I and II classes will be moved to remote delivery. Additional information will be sent to students, faculty and staff in the near future. The change to remote delivery of instruction will not impact the registration period for summer classes.


Will there still be access to transportation to campus and to other off-campus destinations?

The UM-Dearborn shuttle has modified its schedule to best serve our current campus population. Please visit the shuttle website for the current schedule. Please share any concerns with the Office of International Affairs

How will online classes affect my visa status?

Switching to online instruction will not have a negative impact on your immigration status. In line with recent guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), international students are being allowed to complete current courses online as a temporary accommodation until in-person classes resume. 

Is the Office of International Affairs still available?

For the safety of all students, faculty, and staff, most University services are operating remotely. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) has temporarily suspended walk-in hours and in-person appointments. The OIA, however, continues to provide student and scholar services, remotely. All international students and scholars should direct questions, and submit applications and paperwork, to the OIA email.


Office of External Relations

Administration Building (AB)
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