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.
INSIGHTS FROM WEEK ONE OF CLASSES
Classes began Aug 31 both online and in person. Although there were a few minor technology issues and interruptions, things are working well. Both classrooms and buildings are remaining at very low densities. A few reminders:
- Mcards are required for building access – keep your Mcard handy at all times
- Maintain social distance and wear face coverings – even while outside. Please do not rearrange furniture in classrooms and common areas. They have been placed to maintain the proper 6 ft social distance.
- Duderstadt Center Hours: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, M-F. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat & Sun
- Do Your Daily Symptom Check – required before entering campus buildings
“FINAL FALL PREPARATION” TOWN HALL RECORDINGS
Thank you to the more than 600 faculty and staff who tuned in live.
CONSIDERATIONS AROUND ENGINEERING CAREER FAIRS
Career fairs are great (and all virtual this academic year), but it’s not uncommon for them to cause some scheduling conflicts for participating students. The first big career fair is on September 14 & 15.
SUPPORTING STUDENTS WHO BECOME ILL
Faculty and staff are expected to support each other, and supporting our students is of critical importance. Flexibility and empathy are expected.
- Engineering CARE Center
- Dean of Students Office
- Counseling and Psychological Service
- Inclusive Campus Resources
MAIZE & BLUE CUPBOARD ON NORTH – STARTING 9/9 @ 2 PM
U-M’s effort to provide equitable access to healthy, nutritious and nourishing food to students, faculty and staff will be setting up a mobile food distribution center on North Campus – every other Wednesday through November 18.
- Visitors will be required to sign up for a time slot.
- There are 40 volunteer slots available
- Departments can donate items like reusable bags, small hand sanitizers, etc. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The initial idea for the North Campus Distribution pilot originated through the COVID Campus Challenge – sponsored by the College of Engineering and Student Life.