Campus Operations

Last Updated: Sept 15, 2020

The College of Engineering is in Phase Two of its return to on-campus operations.

Departments, divisions and units are opening spaces for a public health-informed fall semester with as much in-person instruction as possible.

Return to On-Campus Operations


Facilities

Lurie Engineering Center framed by leafy trees against a blue sky

Building access schedules, air quality, cleaning and transportation.

Facilities Information

Health & People

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Plans, policies and guidance on masks, testing and keeping each other safe.

Health & People Information

Research

Guidance for research work that requires close proximity.

Close Proximity Research


Phases of Return

In alignment with the Federal, State of Michigan and University of Michigan regulations, the College of Engineering is preparing to conduct a phased Return to On-Campus Operations. The specifics and timing of each phase will be dependent on protocols provided, as well as the milestones required for those phases to begin.

The following phases are subject to drastic changes and additional restrictions. Please check back regularly for updates.

Phase 1: Limited Research and Instruction

  • Begun upon University’s approval of research re-engagement
  • Conducted in waves, starting in late-May
  • If you can do your work remotely, you will continue to do so. Those who may come to campus to do portions of their work include staff who help with: 
    • Research (non-administrative)
    • Facilities or IT
  • Facilities or safety protocols that may be in place:
    • Buildings locked down – one entry/exit assigned per building group
    • Little to no common areas open
    • Required PPE, based on state, federal and university protocols
    • Health attestations, check-ins with greeters
    • Social distancing
  • References State of Michigan Phases 3 & 4, Federal Phase 1 (see below)

Phase 2: Increased Research and Onsite/Online Instruction

  • Contingent upon University’s Fall in-person instruction
  • Will be done in waves, starting in mid-August
  • Work that can be done remotely will continue to be done remotely. Those who may come to campus to do portions of their work include staff who help with:
    • Research (non-administrative)
    • Facilities or IT
    • Instruction
    • Faculty support
    • Student services support
    • Others on case-by-case basis
  • Facilities or safety protocols that may be in place:
    • Limited building access
    • Limited or no common areas open
    • Additional health and safety protocols such as required PPE, social distancing and limitations on gatherings may be in place, based on state, federal and university
  • References State of Michigan Phases 4 & 5, Federal Phase 2 (see below)

How we Prepared

Engineering faculty and staff have been hard at work planning for re-entry. If you’re curious about our process, these documents provide more info:

Classroom Readiness

Remote Instruction

Non-Instructional Spaces

Phase 3: Resume Full Onsite Operations

  • Contingent upon reaching “post-pandemic” phase
  • Will be done in waves, possibly starting in January 2021
  • Will begin assessing additional staff who might come to campus to do portions of their work. Remote work will still be utilized by the College.
  • Facilities or safety protocols that may be in place:
    • Additional health and safety protocols such as required PPE, social distancing and limitations on gatherings may be in place, based on state, federal and university
  • References State of Michigan Phases 5 & 6, Federal Phase 3 (see below)

Phases of Re-entry

The College’s planning phases are in alignment with the following phases outlined by the federal and state governments.

Federal (White House & CDC)

Phase 1: For States and regions that satisfy the gating criteria

Phase 2: For states and regions with no evidence of a rebound and that satisfy the gating criteria a second time

Phase 3: For states and regions with no evidence of a rebound and that satisfy the gating criteria a third time

State of Michigan

Phase 1: Uncontrolled Growth
Phase 2: Persistent Spread
Phase 3: Flattening
Phase 4: Improving

Phase 4: Improving
Phase 5: Containing

Phase 5: Containing
Phase 6: Post Pandemic

College of Engineering

Phase 1: Limited Research and Instruction

Phase 2: Increased Research and Onsite/Online
Instruction

Phase 3: Resume Full Onsite Operations