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.

Registration & Financial Aid

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

The University has emergency funds that may be able to assist with unexpected circumstances. Each situation will be evaluated by the University and awarded on a first come, first serve basis as funding allows. Various resources are used to support these requests. Completion of the FAFSA is strongly encouraged for maximum consideration. For more information visit the emergency resources website.

 

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 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 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.

 

Office of External Relations

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