ENGIN UPDATE: Testing expectations, contact info

The College of Engineering’s weekly update aims to provide transparent and frequent information about how the College is operating, adapting and caring for its community. Updated information can always be found at the College’s COVID website. Questions and feedback can be submitted here.


If you are coming to campus at least once a week, the College expects that you’re getting tested weekly through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program. Weekly testing is mandatory for all students on campus. Sign up for testing through two simple steps: register or update your information, and select a test time and date



U-M Mask Policy: With very limited exceptions, all faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose anywhere on campus – inside buildings, outdoors and on U-M transportation. If you see someone not wearing a mask, you have options for choosing to address the situation:

  • Politely remind them to wear one
    • If they don’t have one, offer to help them find one. Classrooms and offices should have spares.
    • If they refuse, you may choose to leave the area and report the incident. NO ONE IS EXPECTED TO WORK OR LEARN IN AN UNSAFE SITUATION.  
  • If you’re not comfortable confronting noncompliance, please remove yourself from the situation and report the incident. 



Mcard access to non-residential campus buildings has been deactivated for 375 undergraduate students across the University. This number does include some engineering students. Deactivation was due to their failure to comply with mandatory COVID-19 testing requirements set forth by the university, as reported in The Record.

To have their building access reactivated on their Mcard, students can either get tested through the CSTP — or the University Health Service if they are symptomatic — or submit a request for an exemption if they believe they should not be included in the mandatory testing cohort.

As we are mostly working remotely, please make sure you check and update your address and emergency contact info in Wolverine Access: Employee Self Service > Campus Personal Information.