Campus Involvement

Last Updated: May 10, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) is a dynamic, student-focused department that serves undergraduate and graduate students campus-wide through its programs and student organization support. Through meaningful involvement, the Center creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students.

We know that the evolving public health landscape may leave you wondering how we can help you find your community and care for your social wellbeing as a UM student. CCI closely follows guidance from the University, local, state, and federal governments regarding gathering sizes and health protocols. We are currently learning more about what to expect for Fall 2021 and planning accordingly to provide safe in-person, virtual, and hybrid engagement opportunities as possible.

We are open and available to you virtually. Please contact CCI with any questions you have about COVID-19 impacts on getting involved on campus, student organization needs and work, campus programming, and services. We are remotely available from anywhere Monday - Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT by email (uminvolvement@umich.edu).

COVID-19 Policies for Recognized Student Organizations are available. All registered student organizations, their meetings, gatherings and events are subject to these guidelines

Sign up for the Center for Campus Involvement Newsletter to get updates on programs, attending fests, and more! Our newsletter is not distributed over the Spring/Summer semesters. Circulation resumes with classes in the Fall. Sign Up for the CCI Newsletter.

Below are the things you need to know about the current impacts on events, student organizations, and workspaces in University Unions. Guidance continues to develop in line with CDC, state, federal, and University policies.

  1. Impact on CCI & Student Organization Hosted Events

  2. Guidance for Students Seeking Involvement Opportunities

  3. Guidance for Student Org Leaders

  4. Impact on the IdeaHub & University Unions Spaces

  5. Impact on the Student Theatre Arts Complex (STAC)

  6. Impact on the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)

  7. Impact on the Michigan Union Ticket Office


Impact on CCI & Student Organization Hosted Events

  • CCI will resume providing high-quality virtual programming at the start of the Fall 2021 semester. A number of in-person, virtual, and livestream events are available to engage with across campus in the meantime. Visit the Happening @ Michigan Calendar for details. All of CCI’s programming for Fall 2021 will be informed by public health guidelines.

  • More information will be available about Welcome to Michigan in the coming months. Welcome to Michigan is a campus-wide offering of events and activities in early Fall semester designed to help new students meet others, find community, explore resources, and get to know the University of Michigan community. 

  • COVID-19 Policies for Recognized Student Organizations are available. All registered student organizations, their meetings, gatherings and events are subject to these guidelines. These guidelines include more in-depth guidance on topics such as:

    • In-Person Meetings and Events;

    • Rehearsals, Practices, Performances & Competitions;

    • Domestic and International Travel;

    • Student Organization Finances;

    • Sponsored Student Organizations;

    • and Community Care and Accountability.

  • Individuals are encouraged to practice healthy habits including hand-washing, use of face masks, and physical distancing practices. Vaccination for those who qualify is strongly recommended by the University of Michigan.

    • Refer to the University’s Maize and Blueprint for campus-level guidance. 

    • ​The CDC recommends physical distancing, meaning “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.


Guidance for Students Seeking Involvement Opportunities

Whether you are an incoming first-year student, a returning student coming to campus for the first time this fall, studying from a distance or just looking for more information about getting involved, CCI is here to help! 

Here are some of our suggested first steps to get started:


Guidance for Student Org Leaders

We know that this is an unprecedented and uncertain time for your student organizations, and we want to do our best to offer support and resources as you navigate leading your respective organizations.

 

Meet with Us: ​Need individualized support for your student org?

  • If you have questions about COVID-19 guidance, please email uminvolvement@umich.edu. If you would like to meet with a CCI staff member over a video call, please specify that in your email.

  • If you have questions about student organization leadership, DEI efforts, or organization culture, please email uminvolvement@umich.edu to ask about a student organization consultation. We prefer to meet with student organizations over a video call for these kinds of questions, so please include a few 30-minute slots of availability in your email.

  • If you would like to learn more about the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) and/or student org advertising opportunities, please email sorc@umich.edu or visit https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/sorc


Impact on the IdeaHub & University Unions Spaces

  • The IdeaHub is currently closed for student organization use. IdeaHub services and support are available virtually. If there are additional changes to operational hours, we will communicate that widely, and keep the hours up-to-date on the CCI website at: https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/ideahub

  • Student organization support, resources, and advising remain available to you. The Center for Campus Involvement remains open remotely, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact us by email (uminvolvement@umich.edu), and continue checking campusinvolvement.umich.edu for updates.

  • The Michigan Union, Michigan League and Pierpont Commons are open and will be available for anyone with an MCard. Please see the University Unions website for more information about impacts on University Unions spaces, vendors, hours of operation and other frequently asked questions.


Impact on the Student Theatre Arts Complex (STAC)

  • STAC is open for student organization use. Reservation in advance is required.

  • Student Organizations wishing to use STAC facilities are advised to email markhav@umich.edu for more information.


Impact on the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)


Impact on the Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)

  • MUTO’s counters are closed for ticket sales until the Michigan Union re-opens to the general public.

  • Phones are operating on reduced hours. Live answering hours are Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • MUTO is able to support ticketing virtually by use of Zoom Webinar or the ability to provide access for outside streaming services to patrons who purchase tickets.

  • For inquiries about services or sales during COVID-19, contact MUTO at muto-tix@umich.edu. MUTO’s website is updated with events at muto.umich.edu.


Please check the University's Maize and Blueprint website for the latest campus-level guidelines and updates about Winter 2021. The Center for Campus Involvement will continue communicating with student organizations about impacts University policies may have for student groups. Thank you for your leadership and care for our community. 

 

Go Blue and Take Care of Maize & Blue!

The Center for Campus Involvement