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COVID-19 Information
SSW Students, Faculty and Staff

March 27, 2020, 11:15 am

  • The School of Social Work Building is closed to the public. See detailed information below.
  • Governor Whitmer signs the "Stay Home Stay Safe" order and it will last for at least three weeks.
  • All final exams will take place remotely in alternative formats.
  • Students who can do so are encouraged to move home as soon as possible.
  • All U-M commencement ceremonies are canceled. We will look at ways to celebrate 2020 graduates in the future.

The School is committed to the safety of our community; the uninterrupted education of our students, including those who will graduate at the end of this term; and to the continuity of services. 


Through April 21 all events at the School of Social Work are being rescheduled or canceled. If you still want to host your event, and it has under 100 people, contact the SSW associate deans ( for approval. Please check the SSW calendar or here for the few events that are still scheduled between now and April 21.

SSW Building Closed to the Public

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the School of Social Work is closing its doors to the public in order to prevent the possible spread of the virus. This is in accordance with the recommendation of the CDC, local and state government, and the University of Michigan health officials.

Faculty, Staff and PhD Students:

Access to the building will remain available to faculty, staff and PhD students via Mcard access at the front entrance on the corner of South University, and North University, as well as the courtyard entrance. If you are having trouble accessing the building with your Mcard or do not have a card please call (734) 647-0007. Faculty, staff and PhD students have 24/7 access to the building with the use of their Mcards. Don't forget your card at home!

MSW Students:

Access to the building for MSW students is by request. If you need regular building access, we will grant permission to your Mcard. Please contact student services at to arrange Mcard access.


If you need access to the building, please directly contact the individual or office that you are visiting. You may also contact Student Services at or leave a detailed voice message at (734) 936-0961. Note that building access must be arranged in advance of any visit.


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If you have additional questions not addressed above, please email

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