COVID-19 Information for Current Students

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  • January 25: Updates made to Face Covering (Mask) policy

    Tuesday January 25, 2022

    Starting Jan. 31, surgical or higher-grade face masks must be worn on all Detroit Mercy campuses. This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors to all our campuses. The best protection is offered by N95, KN95, KF-94 or equivalent masks. Disposable surgical masks that fit snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin are also acceptable. The CDC recommends wearing a cloth mask on top of surgical masks to ensure a better fit. Per further CDC guidelines, masks with exhalation vents are not acceptable. Please review the Mask Guidelines in Titans Together.

  • January 25: Booster clinic to be held Feb. 4

    Tuesday January 25, 2022

    Detroit Mercy is offering COVID-19 booster shots at a clinic Friday, Feb. 4, at the Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

    The clinic will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on February 4. Students and employees will be allowed to attend their scheduled appointment regardless of work or class schedule.

    To receive a booster-dose, you must complete the Sign-Up for the February 4th Booster Clinic. The sign-up will remain open until all spots are filled. You will receive an appointment time in the days prior to the clinic.

    Those interested in receiving a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for eligibility.

    Booster-dose clinic FAQs:

    • Only the booster dose will be administered at the Feb. 4 clinic. You must have already received full vaccination and meet the CDC criteria for the booster. Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for eligibility.
    • This clinic is for University of Detroit Mercy students and employees only. At this time, there are no plans to extend the clinic to friends and family or members of the community. If you are unable to attend that date, remember most medical facilities and pharmacy locations offer the booster dose.
    • Our clinic partner, RiteAid Pharmacy, will administer the vaccine. They will not have a copy of your current vaccination card, so you will need to bring proof of vaccination with you to the clinic.
    • You will receive further instruction and information on what to bring with you to the clinic appointment after you have registered.
  • January 21: Updates made to student quarantine and returning processes

    Friday January 21, 2022

    The University recently made updates to the Student Quarantine and Isolation Protocol and the Return to in-person activity clearance process.

    Students are strongly encouraged to review these new processes and guidelines.

  • January 21: Titans Together: COVID-19 data update, Jan. 21

    Friday January 21, 2022

    University of Detroit Mercy is posting active and cumulative cases of COVID-19 for 2021-22 academic year on the Titans Together page. These figures will be updated weekly and each week’s numbers will be included in the weekly Campus Connection email.

    As of Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, there were 56 active cases of students or employees who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 since Jan. 14, 2022; they are in isolation. There were 427 total cases for the 2021-22 academic year since Aug. 31, 2021.

    New and cumulative case counts include individuals who were not on campus throughout their infection. New cases are included in the cumulative total. The total number of known cases among students or employees since March 2020 is 774.

    Visit the Titans Together website at

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October 14, 2021: Campus Wellness Hold may affect winter and summer term registration for students.

University of Detroit Mercy has required all students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated by Aug. 16, 2021

Daily Screening

The Red Light-Green Light entry procedures will no longer be required for non-clinical settings. All employees should continue to self-monitor for any possible COVID-related symptoms and stay home if they are ill. See screening on our campuses.

COVID-19 Testing/Exposure

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 if necessary. Should you have COVID-19 related questions, you may contact the Student COVID-19 Coordinator at or 313-418-8525. See Campus Guide for more info on testing


Quarantine and Isolation Protocol—University of Detroit Mercy

Updated Jan. 11, 2022

ANYONE EXHIBITING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, regardless of vaccination status:

Start isolation immediately and get tested for COVID-19. Antigen/rapid tests are suitable and best performed when experiencing symptoms. Symptoms may mimic a cold or seasonal allergy.


EVERYONE, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Must isolate for 5 days following the onset of symptoms or from the date of positive test if you are asymptomatic.
  • You should test on day 6 or 7, preferably with an antigen test reviewed by a laboratory. It is possible for a person to test positive for up to 12 weeks following infection using a PCR test.
    • You may end isolation with proof of a negative test and improvement of symptoms, no fever, and clearance email from the COVID Investigation team or Wellness Center.
  • If you are unable to test, you will not be allowed to participate in activities in-person for the full 10 days, returning to in-person on day 11.
    • Circumstances may vary which could require you to continue masking around others or obtain additional testing.


If you have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, booster dose if eligible, additional dose if immunocompromised, or recovered from COVID within 3 months:

EXPOSED to COVID-19 positive - Six feet, 15 minutes or more, cumulative over 24 hrs.

  • Wear a well-fitting, several-ply mask around others for 10 days following the exposure.
  • The CDC recommends testing at least 5 days after exposure, even if asymptomatic. If you develop symptoms you should immediately isolate and get tested.
  • You may continue with in-person activities, masked and distanced when possible.

Individuals who are UNVACCINATED or not vaccinated with all recommended vaccine doses:

Any individual who is more than 5 months past their final, primary vaccination with Pfizer or Moderna and more than 2 months past the final, primary vaccination with J&J/Janssen vaccine and have not received a booster dose or have not received the full series of primary vaccination.

EXPOSED to COVID-19 positive - Six feet, 15 minutes or more, cumulative over 24 hrs.

  • Isolate for 5 days. After that, continue to mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on day 6 or 7 if possible.If you develop symptoms, get tested and isolate.
    • You may not participate in campus or in-person activities prior to clearance from the COVID Investigation team/Wellness Center before returning.

You may review booster dose eligibility and vaccination.

Student return to in-person activity clearance process

Updated Jan. 11, 2022

The clearance process only applies to students who have missed class due to medical or COVID-related issues AND who have notified the university (COVID Investigation Team or the Wellness Center). Additionally, all required documentation must be received from the student and the student must have received and complied with next steps from COVID Investigation Team.

Process of Clearing Students

The COVID Investigation Team/Wellness Center is informed via:

  • Report received through the Medical/COVID Reporting form
  • Email or phone call to the COVID-Care email, COVID Coordinator or Wellness Center

Medical /COVID Issues:

  • A medical concern may be a hospital visit, concussion, etc. If the student has indicated “medical” but symptoms could be COVID-related, the contact tracer will conduct the initial evaluation.
  • All exposures or COVID-positive results will be handled by the student COVID Investigation Team, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends.
  • A release email is sent to the student for contact information and permission to contact. The short form takes less than a minute to complete and can be done through a smart cell phone. This is usually done within minutes of receiving the reporting form.
  • An evaluation of symptoms, exposure, close contacts and testing in accordance with CDC guidelines will be done to determine next steps for the student.
  • Any individuals identified as close contact will be contacted. The contacted individuals will NOT receive clearance unless they miss class.
  • Instructors should not advise or recommend additional testing as this often results in the student needing to test twice because of invalid, premature testing. Students should be directed to complete the reporting form found on the Titans Together site as opposed to contacting the Dean of Students office or the Wellness Center.

Clearance to Return

The student will receive an email confirming that they have been in contact with the Wellness Center, following conversation with the student. A student who submits a reporting form; however, we are unable to contact them will not receive the confirmation email until the student can be reached.

The student will be sent a “symptom checker” to confirm symptom status and upload any test results, as part of CDC-recommended testing, physician documentation or other pertinent documents for evaluation of return to in-person activities. This can be completed on a smart phone. In lieu of completing this “symptom checker,” the student can speak to the Wellness Center or COVID Investigation Team directly for evaluation. The student will receive a confirmation email with the date of clearance that can be shown to instructors.

If cleared to return, an expected date of clearance will also be indicated in the COVID tracking log.

The Wellness Center will review the COVID tracking log for upcoming dates of expected clearance, review the notes and relevant information, and issue a clearance to the Dean of Students Office for the return to in-person activities. The clearance will include basic student data, the return date, on-campus job supervisor name and residential living status. The Dean of Students Office will send the clearance to the associate/assistant dean of the appropriate college/school. Faculty will not be advised directly as part of protocol. Specific questions on a student’s return can be directed to the Dean of Students Office.

For reference: Link to the Medical/COVID Reporting Form

Reporting COVID-related concerns

Anyone can report COVID-related concerns about themselves or someone else using the 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.

Class Information

Please check for modifications to your schedule on the Self-Service-Student/Student Profile Page at 

See FAQs for common questions.

Notice: International Students

International students studying at Detroit Mercy campuses on an F-1 visa are strongly advised to speak with the International Services Office in Reno Hall. Please call 313-993-1205 or email to discuss any future travel plans.

Important Dates for Winter 2022

  • Nov. 8: Registration Begins 
  • Jan. 9: Registration Ends
  • Jan. 10: Classes Begin
  • Jan: 16: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
  • Jan. 17: MLK Holiday (UNIV CLOSED)
  • Feb. 11: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
  • Mar. 7-12: Mid-Winter/Spring Break
  • Mar. 30: Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
  • Apr. 15-17: Easter Recess (UNIV CLOSED) 
  • Apr. 26-30: Final Exam Week 
  • Apr. 30: Official End of Term II/Winter
  • May 14: Baccalaureate/Commencement
  • Academic Calendar | Registration ScheduleOffice of the Registrar

Important Dates for Summer Term III 2022

  • Nov. 8: Registration Begins 
  • May 8: Registration Ends
  • May 9: Classes Begin
  • May 15: Last Day to Add a Class / Last Day to Delete a Class without a W grade
  • May 31: Memorial Day (UNIV CLOSED)
  • June 24: Deadline for Fall "I" grades
  • July 4: Independence Day (UNIV CLOSED) 
  • July 25:  Last Day to Withdraw (full semester course) Mar 30
  • Aug. 8-11: Final Exam Week 
  • Aug. 11: Official End of Summer III/Summer

See Academic Calendar for Summer 7-week sessions

Scheduling Classes

The class schedule contains a lot of info about your class choices.

In reviewing the schedule of classes, students and advisors should make note of instructional method and synchronous course times.

Instructional method 

Instructional method refers to the percentage of online content in a course. This information can be found by clicking on the course title in the Schedule of Classes. This brings up a text box with specific class details, including instructional method. Please note that for all 15-week courses and any other classes not scheduled to end until after Thanksgiving will transition online after Thanksgiving for student and faculty safety  This means that most classes will have some percentage of online instruction for Fall 2020.

You may have been notified that a class you were registered for moved from a classroom to online.  This could have occurred for the whole semester or just the days/times your class would not be using a after Thanksgiving break or for the final exam. 

Instructional Methods:

  • TRAD - 100% Face-to Face  (This will be an exception in special cases)
  • ONL1 -  100% Online (either synchronous or asynchronous)
  • ONL2 -  75-99% Online
  • HYB1 -  50% Face-to-face/50% Online
  • HYB2 -  51-74% Online
  • HYB3 -  Less than 50% Online

Find synchronous course times under "Meeting Times"

Synchronous class sessions for both face-to-face and online instruction are noted under “Meeting Times” on the schedule of classes. Students should plan on being available for synchronous class sessions, whether they will meet in-person or through a web conferencing platform like Blackboard Collaborate.

If a course is 100% asynchronous it will not have an assigned meeting time; instead, students will engage with course material within a broader window of time, e.g. one week.

If you have questions about your schedule, contact your academic advisor and/or the instructor of the course.

Our Facilities

Water fountains are turned off. Be prepared to bring water, purchase from the bookstore or vending machine, or find the bottle fillers on campus.

McNichols Campus: Building and Services Hours

For updated campus information, see the Campus Guide.

Campus Guide