fall semester

  1. September 7, 2020

    GEO votes to strike; U-M says it violates contract, state law

    The Graduate Employees’ Organization, representing about 2,000 U-M graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants, has voted to go on strike. U-M says the action violates GEO’s contract and state law. 

  2. August 30, 2020

    Scenes from the start of a masked semester

    As students returned to campus over the past week, the usual scenes of residence hall move-ins and friends meeting up on campus were punctuated by that emblem of our unusual times — the required face covering.

  3. August 29, 2020

    Some faculty members voice concerns about fall semester

    Some faculty members said during a Faculty Senate meeting that the U-M’s COVID-19 pandemic response plans for the fall semester are inefficient and not transparent enough. They want a shift to all-virtual instruction.

  4. August 24, 2020

    Leaders encourage students to act safely in new semester

    U-M leaders are urging students returning to the Ann Arbor campus for the fall semester to follow social distancing guidelines, wear face coverings and stay home when sick to preserve as much in-person instruction as possible.

  5. August 18, 2020

    Schlissel, Collins explain fall semester virus testing plans

    In an email to Ann Arbor faculty and staff, President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan Collins outlined U-M’s coronavirus testing regimen, its rationale and underlying considerations.

  6. August 11, 2020

    Big Ten postpones fall sports competition due to COVID-19

    The Big Ten Conference announced Aug. 11 that it is postponing all fall sports competition and conference championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. August 3, 2020

    Student Life updates students about fall procedures

    U-M students preparing to return to campus for a hybrid model of remote and in-person instruction this fall are being informed of new procedures to minimize the impact of COVID-19.

  8. July 29, 2020

    U-M Library preparing for expanded remote services this fall

    U-M’s libraries are preparing for a public health-informed in-residence fall semester. Learn more about the steps library officials are taking now and into the new semester.

  9. July 14, 2020

    Federal government rescinds new international student restrictions

    The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students across the United States to take in-person classes this fall or face possible deportation.

  10. July 9, 2020

    Schlissel, Collins outline fall plans to faculty at town hall

    U-M will test students for coronavirus, allow highly at-risk faculty to teach remotely, and implement other measures aimed at keeping people safe while preserving as much in-person instruction as possible this fall.