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Message to Students

Dec. 21, 2020

Message to Students from Joy Pulsifer, Dean of Student Life

Dear Bulldogs,

Earlier today, President Eisler shared an important update with the University community about the impact of recent recommendations by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on the start of our Spring 2021 semester.

Please take note that spring semester will begin as scheduled on Monday, Jan. 11, with classes being delivered remotely until Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Clinical placements will continue as planned. Additional information will be provided to students in clinical placements from the Dean’s Offices in the Colleges of Health Professions, Optometry and Pharmacy.

For students residing in University housing, move-in will take place Friday, Jan 15 through Sunday, Jan 17, 2021. In order to provide the safest move-in process possible, students will be asked to move into their residence halls by last name. Please go to MyHousing to sign-up for a move-in time based on your last name and the hall that you will be living in. If you have any questions about move-in, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at [email protected] or at (231) 591-3745.

We also strongly encourage students moving into campus to sign-up for free COVID testing upon your arrival.

The University will be closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, through 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. 

Wintermester began today and will continue through Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. If you need assistance during that time, please contact the eLearning at (231) 591-2802 or [email protected] For all technical issues regarding Canvas, contact the Canvas Support Hotline at (231) 527-9163 or access the Chat with Canvas Support (Students) through the help button located in your Canvas account. 

As always, all of the Re-entry communications to students and other important information regarding the University’s re-engagement efforts are available on the Coronavirus Updates Hub homepage or under “Info for Students.” Please continue to check this page frequently for updates. If you have trouble finding information or have a question, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

I hope you have a safe and healthy break.  We are looking forward to welcoming you back in 2021!

Best regards,
Joy N. Pulsifer
Dean of Student Life