COVID-19 Information

Updated June 18, 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. 

Summer Term

We are continuing to offer a mix of remote, hybrid, and a few fully in-person classes to undergraduate and graduate students in the summer term. Co-curricular experiences will be offered in remote, hybrid, and in-person formats. 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 in classrooms 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.

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.

 Effective June 21, fully vaccinated individuals who self-report their vaccine information to the university are not required to wear a face covering or socially distance indoors or outdoors in most areas on the U-M campus, including offices and conference rooms. However, face coverings are still required regardless of vaccination status during class sessions, on campus transportation, in certain health care settings where patients may be present, and in interactions with human subjects research. See the university’s FAQ page for more information.

Individuals who are not vaccinated or decline to submit vaccination information must continue to wear face coverings indoors and to distance from others outside class. Further, students in this category must complete weekly COVID testing now and into the fall.

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 summer term:

  • 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
  • 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

Guests entering U-M buildings are required to use the guest version of the ResponsiBlue symptom checker. Please note that at present, you still must have an MCard to enter the buildings on campus.

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.