To the Taubman College Community:
We are pleased to share with you our plans for an innovative and responsible return to campus at Taubman College and the University of Michigan. Looking ahead to the fall 2021 semester, we are preparing to ramp back up in-person activity across all areas of college and campus life: classroom and studio instruction, research and laboratory and shop operations, co-curricular and extramural activities, as well as on-campus housing.
We are excited that the progress of COVID-19 vaccination and other public health measures allows us to plan for a robust return to campus and residential learning. That said, continued caution, travel or visa challenges, and other factors will likely keep some students from participating fully in campus life. For these reasons, we expect 2021-22 to be a year in which most of us are on campus, but we continue to support and engage students who are not.
Our goal is to benefit from the best features of residential community and in-person collaboration as well as the most useful forms of online work and distance collaboration that we’ve developed since last March when the global pandemic first disrupted life and learning here in Ann Arbor.
We look forward to sharing more about our preparations to welcome our community back to campus this fall 2021. More information on the university’s fall term planning can be found at the Campus Maize & Blueprint website and in the message from U-M President Mark Schlissel.
Jonathan Massey, Dean