Please see the latest update from U-M President Schlissel with new public health guidance. Michigan Ross updates are forthcoming.

U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Information

Updated May 5, 2021

Michigan Ross is committed to offering an innovative, safe, and enriching experience for our students in Ann Arbor and around the world. Our plans are informed by public health experts at the University of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State of Michigan. Our faculty and staff have developed courses and co-curricular activities that are transformative and engaging for all students, both here in Ann Arbor on campus and remotely around the world. 

Spring and Summer Terms

Consistent with the county's recommendation, we are continuing to offer a mix of remote, hybrid, and a few fully in-person classes to undergraduate and graduate students throughout the spring and summer terms, based on the instructional mode that our faculty determine will offer the best academic experience for their courses. Students who are enrolled in hybrid or in-person classes can continue to attend these classes as planned. If the current modality of a course changes for any reason, it will be updated on Wolverine Access. Co-curricular experiences will be offered in remote, hybrid, and in-person formats consistent with the latest public health protocols. In addition, the Michigan Ross campus will remain open to faculty, staff, and students who are required to follow current health and safety protocols such as wearing face coverings while indoors and completing the ResponsiBLUE health screening tool.

Fall Term

Our faculty and staff are preparing for a return to in-person learning this fall, and all students should plan to be back on campus. We strongly recommend that our students, faculty, and staff get vaccinated. As University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced, the university will require vaccines for all students living on campus. We will continue to monitor the visa processing and travel restrictions situation for our international students and do everything we can to support and advocate for them so they can pursue their studies this fall. 

Our approach has been and will continue to be consistent with other schools on campus and university guidance. Of course, our plans will depend on the public health environment in the months ahead.

Our Guiding Principles

Put Our People First.

We will carefully and consistently follow all public health guidelines; we will be inclusive; and we will consider the needs of our diverse community. 

Deliver on Our Mission.

We will provide transformative learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom; we will ensure all students can progress toward their degree; and we will ensure all students have career development opportunities. 

Engage and Connect.

We will ensure members of our community are engaged, feel connected, can build relationships, and connect with alumni and companies globally. 

Keeping Our Community Safe

We are committed to putting our people first and ensuring the well-being of the Ross community as we return to campus. Doing so requires a collective commitment and personal responsibility.

Personal Health & Safety

If you are sick, stay home.

Face coverings are required to be worn everywhere on campus, inside and outside. Please see the policy for a description of allowable face coverings and limited exceptions.

Maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance at all times.

Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.

Enhanced cleaning of high-traffic areas will occur during the day, and the entire Ross campus will receive a deep cleaning each night after hours.

Cleaning supplies are available throughout the Ross campus for people who want to clean surfaces on their own.

Spaces are available for individuals who develop symptoms while on campus.

Anyone who does not comply with required public health protocols will not be allowed to remain on the Ross campus.

The University of Michigan will provide COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. See U-M’s Maize and Blueprint for more details.

Campus Access

Building hours for spring and summer terms:

  • Weekdays 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Weekends 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

MCard is required for building access at all times, as well as checking in via the ResponsiBLUE health screening tool.

 

Services

The following building services are open with enhanced safety protocols:

  • Executive Residence and reception desk
  • Ross IT desk in Blau Hall
  • Seigle Cafe 
  • Starbucks
  • Student lockers
  • Tappan Street / Winter Garden reception desk

For additional health and safety information at the University of Michigan, visit the Maize and Blueprint site.

U-M Maize and Blueprint

Visitors and Guests

We remain unable to accommodate visitors and guests on campus in order to provide the safest learning experience for our students, faculty, and staff. We look forward to once again welcoming visitors and guests on campus as soon as possible.

Our 2020-21 Learning Experience

Learning is central to our mission. Our faculty and staff are committed to making your experience an exceptional one while putting the health and safety of the Ross community first.

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Course Format

Graduate and executive programs will be delivered in online and hybrid formats. In winter 2021, we are offering a mix of remote, hybrid, and a few fully in-person classes to undergraduate and graduate students. Ross program offices will communicate directly with students about their winter courses and experiences.

academic calendar

Academic Calendar

Michigan Ross’ academic calendars are consistent with the broader University of Michigan. Ross program offices are communicating directly with students about specific implications for individual programs.

impact studio

Co-curricular and Extracurricular Experiences

Co-curricular learning activities, such as those offered by Ross programs, centers, and institutes, are central to our academic mission. In the winter 2021 term, co-curricular experiences are being offered in remote, hybrid, and in-person formats consistent with our public health protocols. Club events will continue to be remote.

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Career Development

In partnership with our recruiting organizations and based on feedback from students, we are offering an all-virtual recruiting experience this academic year. Our Career Development Office and career clubs will offer their traditional level of support, largely in virtual formats. Based on student interest, some career development programs and events may be held in person.

Yaffe Speaker Jason White

Events and Networking

We will host speakers, organize conferences, and provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to connect with leading organizations, thought leaders, and each other. All events and programs will comply with public health requirements.  

Additional Information and Updates

This website will be updated as new information is available. In addition, students, faculty, and staff will receive updates through email. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your program office.

Please also visit the University of Michigan’s Maize and BluePrint website for information and resources for students and families, faculty and staff, and visitors.