• U-M peony garden

    Following a pandemic year in which visitors were asked to stay away, the nearly-century old peony garden in the University of Michigan's Nichols Arboretum welcomed them back with a banner bloom year.

    See photos from this year's peak bloom

  • Safer play

    A collaboration between the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) and the U-M School of Public Health helped get teams back on the field with pandemic precautions. U-M experts created a Return to Play Phased Activity Chart for MSYSA which outlines important details and protocols for teams, coaches and parents.

    Learn more about this collaboration

  • Longtime U-M entomologist greets 17-year cicadas

    U-M entomologist Thomas Moore has spent nearly seven decades studying periodical cicadas, which emerge every 13 or 17 years and are only found in the eastern half of North America. He logged thousands of miles during his career, crisscrossing the country by car, and studied 55 periodical cicada emergences.

    Learn more about this emergence

  • Water scarcity footprint

    In a study published online April 15 in the journal Nature Food, researchers from the University of Michigan and Tulane University present a water scarcity footprint that measures the water-use impacts of U.S. diets, taking into account regional variations in water scarcity.

    Learn more about this study

Campus Maize & Blueprint

The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned from the fall and extensive feedback from our community. Many new safety measures and additional resources have been developed to protect and support our students, faculty and staff.

ResponsiBLUE App

  • All community members who enter U-M buildings or attend on-campus events are required to show their ResponsiBLUE daily symptom checker results. Students must also display their weekly testing status.

Download the ResponsiBLUE app

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 students on campus.

Learn about weekly testing


  • All individuals over the age of 12 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Michigan. Learn how you can find a vaccination location near you to schedule an appointment.

Plan your vaccination

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