Titans Together - COVID-19 Information

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Titans Together symbolizes the perseverance of our University community through the challenges faced over the past two years, and the focus on a future of connection by students, staff, faculty, and the community on all of our Detroit Mercy campuses.

Announcements / Notifications

May 6, 2022: Updates made to Travel and Daily Screening sections of the guide.

May 2, 2022: Updates made to Face Covering (mask) policy

March 25, 2022: Updates made to Vaccination requirement procedures for students

Taking our shot against covid-19Vaccination

All Detroit Mercy students and employees are required to have received full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an approved exemption. Boosters are not required, but strongly encouraged.

These terms and conditions are subject to change in accordance with state and government regulatory changes, the safety and health considerations of the University community and the services available.

Required Vaccination Criteria, FAQs and Information


COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students for the Fall 2022 academic year. 

Students are required to have received full vaccination against COVID-19 at the start of the term or have received an approved exemption.   


All members of the University community need to provide proof of full vaccination or have received an approved exemption by the University.

Employees should request a link for Proof of Vaccination or booster by emailing hrcovid@udmercy.edu with the subject line "Requesting a link." Within 48 hours, you should receive a notification with a link to upload your document. Do not send your proof of vaccination to this email address.

COVID-19 Testing / Reporting


STUDENTS: Students who show symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19, miss class due to illness, or are worried about a potential exposure should complete the Medical/COVID-19 Referral Reporting Form immediately. You will be contacted regarding next steps, which may include testing. Should you have COVID-19 related questions, you may contact the Student COVID-19 Coordinator at studentwaiver@udmercy.edu or 313-418-8525.

Campus Guide - Testing


EMPLOYEES: Employees who show symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19 or are worried about a potential exposure should complete the Medical/COVID-19 Referral Reporting Form immediately. You will be contacted regarding next steps, which may include testing. Should you have COVID-19 related questions, you may contact the HR COVID-19 Coordinator at hrcovid@udmercy.edu or 313-590-4851.

Campus Guide - Testing

Surveillance Testing

As Titans Together, we can lessen exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 illness on campus through masking up and regular testing. Weekly surveillance testing is in progress and you may be asked to test and upload results.

Surveillance and Required Testing


University of Detroit Mercy will provide updates of campus community members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Subscribe to Campus Connection to receive emailed updates every Tuesday and Friday.

New Cases
2021-22 Academic Year


Cumulative Cases
2021-22 Academic Year

New Cases 2021-22 Academic Year includes students and employees who have reported they tested positive for COVID-19 between June 24 and July 1, 2022. New cases are included in the cumulative total. Cumulative Cases 2021-22 Academic Year are all known student or employee cases since Aug. 31, 2021. New and cumulative case counts include individuals who were not on campus throughout their infection. Total cases since March 2020 is 1,067. Updated July 1, 2022.

Reporting COVID-related concerns

Anyone can report COVID-related concerns about themselves or someone else using the Medical/COVID-19 Referral Reporting Form. Referrals should be made if an individual is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, has been in contact with someone who is ill, or is exhibiting concerning behavior related to the University's COVID-19 safety guidelines at https://udmercy.edu/covidreport.

Video Series

Fischer headshotDetroit Mercy School of Dentistry Assistant Professor David Fischer details why it’s important to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and addresses several topics and questions in a series of informative videos for the University community.

Fischer is trained as an immunologist and virologist and previously conducted research on influenza and rotavirus vaccines. He works in Detroit Mercy Dental’s division of Integrated Biomedical Sciences.  

Watch all Titans Together – Taking our shot against COVID-19 videos.  Still have questions? Use Ask a Nurse and a faculty member from the College of Health Professions will contact you.

Our community members say why they were vaccinated

Coming to Campus

The Facilities, Safety and Health Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has updated the On Campus Guide.

Students who have questions about their individual colleges and classes should contact their associate deans or advisor to discuss their concerns.

On Campus Guide


On Campus Guide

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Questions on Campus COVID-19 Policies

We will post answers to your questions about returning to campus, as quickly as we can. Be aware that many answers regarding future semesters cannot be made definitively and may change as government requirements and expert advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic changes frequently. We will do our best to keep these pages as up-to-date as possible. Use the form to pose your question. If you also want a private answer to a question, be sure to include your email.

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