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 campus services.

Fall 2021

What will campus life be like this fall?
  • A return of activities on campus also means a return of some of the in-person programs and events that our campus community loves. We’ve learned a lot throughout the pandemic about how best to serve our diverse student population, and will use that learning to ensure that we are remaining flexible, providing various formats for engagement and prioritizing student success.
  • The Student Affairs division is holding activities to welcome students to campus at the start of the semester. Student programming and activities will be handled in a hybrid manner with both in-person and remote events planned to provide the flexibility that works for our campus community.
  • Student services will be provided in both an on-campus and remote format to best accommodate student needs.
  • The Office of Student Life is developing various plans to share with students regarding specific guidance involving in-person activities and events. Based on the latest health and safety guidelines, the appropriate plan will be shared with students closer to the start of the fall semester.
  • UM-Dearborn athletic teams will return to conditioning, training and competition for their fall seasons. Vaccinations of all student-athletes, coaches, and staff will be required for participation.
Will campus buildings and services be open?
  • Physical spaces across campus are open and available for use by members of the campus community with health and safety protocols in place.
  • Common and collaboration spaces are available in buildings throughout campus, providing students with the opportunity to participate in online courses, from campus, if desired.
  • The University Center, a hub for campus activity, is open as are the Bookstore and Credit Union. 
  • Food service is available on campus from the McKinley Cafe open Mon.-Thurs. 10am-6pm, Mug Life Cafe Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, and via delivery at the Fairlane Center at and choose McKinley Cafe. 
  • The Wellness Center is open Mon.-Thurs. 6am-10pm, Friday 6am-8pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. 
  • The student food pantry is available with appointments available 24 hours in advance.
  • The university provides shuttle service between the Main and Fairlane Campuses and common housing locations (The Union at Dearborn, Fairlane Woods, Fairlane Meadows) on a reduced schedule. Updated details regarding shuttle service are available on the shuttle website. Face coverings must be worn on campus transportation.
Can I have an event on campus this fall?
  • On-campus events have resumed in limited spaces. All university policies must be followed when planning and attending events.
  • Space reservations and other event details will continue to be handled by University Unions and Events. A large tent (capacity of 100 guests) outside of the University Center that may be reserved for events. External guests must complete ResponsiBLUE Guest prior to attending an event on campus. Event organizers must create a pre-registration process for all event attendees.
Do I need a parking permit?

There will be no charge for parking (faculty, staff and students) this year, however parking stickers are still required. Students can pick up parking permits at the Wolverine Welcome Day or at the University Center information desk beginning August 26. Faculty and staff must apply online for a parking sticker which will then be mailed. Faculty and staff permits are valid for parking at U-M Ann Arbor for university business only. They are not valid at U-M Ann Arbor on weekends or for special events. Faculty and staff will receive an email to apply for a parking sticker in mid-August.

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