Dear students,

With just a month left in the semester, campus is as busy as ever. As Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones and Wolverine Wellness Director Mary Jo Desprez shared recently, there are many ways to support your well-being this spring, especially during St. Patrick’s Day, and other spring celebrations.

Here are a few reminders:

Stay healthy, Wolverines,Robert D. Ernst, M.D.
Chief Health Officer
Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness in Student Life

Your Springtime Guide to Well-being


Health and Wellness Updates

Ask Me Anything: Chief Health Officer Edition
Got a burning question for CHO Rob Ernst? Whether it’s about life as a doctor, campus health, or his favorite beverage (hint: it’s coffee), he will have answers for you. Submit your question by April 1.

Annual Sober Skate on March 16
Join Wolverine Wellness and the Collegiate Recovery Program from 10 p.m. to midnight at Yost Ice Arena for an annual tradition featuring free admission, skate rental, pizza and pop. 

Nature Rx
With the weather warming up and flowers getting ready to bloom, check out the Michigan app which features Nature Rx, an inventory of quiet and peaceful green spaces around campus with accessibility descriptions.

Respiratory virus guidance
The CDC recently changed isolation guidance for COVID-19, aligning with guidance for other respiratory illnesses. If you have respiratory symptoms, you should stay home and away from others (except to seek medical care) until your symptoms are improving and your fever has been gone for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication). Then take added precautions over the next five days. Questions? Email