Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Campus Life

  1. The beginning of what?

    U-M commencement speakers have imparted wisdom, warnings, predictions, and platitudes to graduates since 1845. A common theme: Each class inherits the great events, problems, and possibilities of the time. Plus: 2020 Commencement.

  2. May 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    As medical experts race to create solutions for coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatment, faculty and staff develop strategies to safely reopen the University and Michigan Athletics.

  3. Committees to prepare for fall ’20 semester amid COVID-19

    Seven coordinated committees will tackle different aspects of academic and campus planning, from instructional planning to the use of academic spaces and libraries.

  4. April 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    Global community rallies to raise funds, PPE, & more. Plus: Campus roundup of news, research, and resources in U-M’s fight against COVID-19.

  5. M-Response Corps faces down crisis

    Their formal education took a detour this spring, so Michigan Medicine students are supporting health care staff and patients through the current pandemic.

  6. U-M students share their ‘new normal’

    As COVID-19 disrupts university life, pockets of positivity and optimism have emerged, illuminating now more than ever students’ support of each other, and faculty commitment to their education.

  7. Two weeks in 1918

    This bizarre business of social distancing is not new. When the ‘Spanish’ Flu stalked Americans, Ann Arbor all but shut down. Nurses, meanwhile, delivered supplies to victims.

  8. March 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    What’s happening on campus? Here’s a curated compilation of the latest information, experts, and links to manage this temporary new normal.

  9. Original Earth Day organizers reunite 50 years later

    Former student activists who established the 1970 Teach-In on the Environment examine how history can inform the present — and the future.