• Flint bookstore

    After falling in love with reading at UM-Flint, alum Egypt Otis decided to open the Comma Bookstore & Social Hub in downtown Flint. It is one of the only 6 percent of Black-owned independent bookstores in the country. She features the works of writers and artists of color throughout her store to empower and inspire the community while also contributing to the local economy.

    Learn more about the Comma Bookstore

  • Energy from waste

    Cattle are supremely efficient at digesting tough materials, and a proposed energy-production system based, in part, on cow stomachs could generate 40% more power from municipal waste streams, at a 20% reduced cost—and provide a viable alternative to sending waste to landfills. Led by U-M, the project includes partnerships with Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and others

    Learn more about this research

  • Using art in social work education

    “Realm of the Dead” is an autobiographical project that uses self-referential theater as a vehicle for self-healing and advocacy. Based on pedagogy and theater of the oppressed, it intends to advance social work research and practice, as tools of critical reflection, personal growth and advocacy.

    Learn more about this performance

  • Cass Coasters

    Through U-M’s Integrated Product Development course, students from business, engineering and art and design worked with Cass Community Social Services in Detroit to develop a new product that recycles old building materials into glass coasters.

    Learn more about Cass Coasters

Campus Maize & Blueprint

The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned and extensive feedback from our community. Many safety measures are in place to support a robust in-person experience for our students, faculty and staff.

ResponsiBLUE App

  • All community members who enter U-M buildings or attend on-campus events are required to complete the ResponsiBLUE daily symptom check.

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Weekly Testing

  • U-M’s free weekly COVID-19 testing program is available for all students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus and meets the mandatory testing requirements for those who are not fully vaccinated on campus.

Learn about weekly testing


  • All students, faculty and staff on the three U-M campuses, as well as at Michigan Medicine, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information to the university.

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