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 classes.

Classes and Studying

I am a student who is impacted by Covid-19. What should I do about classes?

Please contact email DearbornCOVIDsupport@umich.edu to get the support you need. If you are having problems completing your course work, please also notify your professors or instructors so that they can work with you on a plan. 

What do I do if I don't have access to a computer or internet from home?

As you continue your studies under these changing circumstances, we want to make sure that you are aware of the Student Resources for Working and Studying Remotely web page. In particular, we want to highlight some useful resources:

  • 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.

  • Comcast has extended its 60 days of free Internet Essentials service to qualified households in their service area. Normally, this would cost $9.95 per month. Qualified households include those eligible for National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others.

  • Charter/Spectrum is also opening up free access to wifi hotspots.

  • Many smartphones can be turned into instant wi-fi “hotspots” which can allow you to connect to wi-fi on a laptop. Here are a couple of links; you may need to search the internet for information on your individual phone.

  • MiDesktop: ITS Dearborn in partnership with Ann Arbor ITS has implemented the use of MiDesktop to access lab computers remotely. This will allow students to use licensed software that they may need access to without coming to campus. Students with Macs will also be able to use Windows software remotely. Students can visit midesktop.umich.edu and log in with their university account. Instructions on how to sign in and use the resources can be found in this Knowledge Base Article. Once you have logged in you can select from one of the pools of computers. You will be logged out of the computer if you are idle for 60 minutes.  

Students needing additional technology support should email DearbornCOVIDsupport@umich.edu to submit a request for assistance.

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

The UM-Dearborn wi-fi lot is only open to UM-Dearborn students, faculty and staff. 

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.

I need to drop a Fall 2020 class due what’s the deadline?

The selective drop deadline has been extended from Thursday, November 5, 2020 to Monday, December 14, 2020 (the last day of class). Beginning September 16, the dropped class will remain on the student’s transcript, indicated by a grade of ‘W’. This measure is intended to provide students with greater flexibility as they navigate a complicated term in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic. The Academic Calendar and Important Dates website has been updated to reflect these changes.

Student Life

How can I stay connected with my friends at UM-Dearborn even though I can’t come to campus?

While we understand that the fall semester is different than what any of us would have anticipated, the university is committed to working with you to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you are having any problems with technology, connecting with faculty members or engaging on campus we encourage you to email DearbornCOVIDsupport@umich.edu our Dean of Students team will happily assist you. Be sure to also check out the Return to Campus Guide for students, which included lots of helpful information and resources. 

While we are not on campus together, we hope you’ll continue to stay connected to our community through a variety of virtual programs designed to help you stay engaged. We have a number of virtual programs to help you connect with peers, staff and faculty in the many programs. VictorsLink, our student life portal, continues to be a hub of activity and engagement where you’ll find lots of great information and resources. Also, be sure to look for the Sunday evening email from the Dean of Students - which includes lots of helpful information and highlight upcoming events and activities to engage with.

 

Registration & Financial Aid

I’m a UM-Dearborn student experiencing financial challenges, who can I contact?

The university is committed to helping our students navigate these challenging times. 

To better support students experiencing financial challenges:

  • New virtual Financial Aid counseling: Submit Request to set up an appointment
I’m a UM-Dearborn student and have a past due balance owed on my account, can I still register for Fall classes?

We are no longer allowing fall registration for students owing a balance from the winter or summer terms.  We would still like to assist you in exploring your options to enroll.  

Will I receive a full or partial refund on my tuition for my Fall 2020 courses since many will be taught remotely?

Tuition refunds or discounts will not be provided. Tuition and fees will continue to pay for our faculty teaching courses as well as all the associated costs of delivering our educational experience in this COVID-related remote environment. Instructors will be available and delivering content, albeit in an alternative format, and students will be completing their classes, receiving credit and grades, and continuing to work toward their degree requirements. Please recall that the registration fee was reduced by $200 and the parking fee will not be charged this academic year. 

Office of External Relations

1161
Administration Building (AB)
Phone: 
313-593-5140
Fax: 
313-593-5403
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