Dear students,

I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Michigan. As chief health officer and executive director of University Health Service (UHS), I take your health and wellness seriously and look forward to supporting your well-being throughout your time at Michigan.

I would like to share a few important updates and resources:

  • The U-M vaccination policy was recently revised. Students in Michigan Housing are no longer required to receive a bivalent COVID-19 dose, but they are required to submit records of their COVID-19 vaccination and other routine immunizations. If you have not already submitted your information, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Domestic students should complete the UHS student health information form to submit health insurance information. F-1 and J-1 international students are automatically enrolled in U-M’s international student health insurance and do not need to complete this form.
  • Be on the lookout for an email from Michigan Medicine with a unique link and activation code to set up your patient portal. This will accelerate your ability to utilize UHS services and clinics.
  • UHS, Wolverine Wellness, and Counseling and Psychological Services will all be at orientation. For those of you attending, I hope you will stop by during the Resource Fair or attend our Campus Resource Sessions.

Welcome again and enjoy the rest of your summer.


Robert D. Ernst, M.D.
Chief Health Officer
Associate Vice President of Student Life
Executive Director of University Health Service