Return to Campus Fall 2021

At the School of Public Health, we recognize prevention as a core value and we will lead in building a culture of health on our campus and within our community to protect ourselves and others — especially the most vulnerable and at-risk. The health and safety of our SPH community is our number one priority.

As we return to on-campus learning, teaching, and working, we will bring you up-to-date information on what is happening at the U of M and our school.

Top Things to Know As We Return to Campus

Updated on 8-10-2021

Masking and Face Coverings on Campus

Masks are required indoors for everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, effective Aug. 3. Face masks must be properly fitted to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth, wrap under the chin, and not have any noticeable gaps. For more information, view the University’s official Face Covering Protocol.


Vaccination is the best path to beating the COVID-19 pandemic. All faculty, staff, students, and visitors are strongly encouraged to get a vaccination. Details and timing about the University’s Get the Vax 2.0 implementation will be shared soon.

Working with Flexibility

On Aug. 2, we shift to pilot a newly imagined post-pandemic workplace where there are a variety of fixed (onsite) and flexible space/time options across the school. For more information, view the SPH Working with Flexibility Guidelines.

U Cards and Accessing University Buildings

Carry your U card with you on campus at all times to ensure access to buildings.

View the University’s latest message regarding U Cards.

Feeling sick? Stay home.

For the safety of everyone, including yourself, if you are feeling sick, please stay home. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to remain flexible, understanding, and help accommodate individual needs.

Sunrise Plans

As of July 1, 2021, the Office of the Vice President for Research sunsetted COVID-19 guidance for the research community, but SPH remains committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of our community.

View more staff and researcher information

Parking and Transportation

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