University Unions COVID-19 FAQ

Welcome to University Unions!

At the Unions, we are ready to support students’ learning and leadership! With new guidance from the University of Michigan and public health experts, here is what you can expect in University Unions.

  • Effective March 14, 2022, masking will be optional in most indoor spaces on campus including in offices, residence halls and at athletic events. Masks will remain required in classrooms and other instructional spaces, patient care areas, campus buses and in campus COVID-19 testing sites at least through the end of the winter term. The full policy is here.
  • MCards are no longer required to access the Michigan Union, Michigan League, and Pierpont Commons. All entrances are open during the hours the facilities are open.
  • You may be asked to show your health screening status using the ResponsiBlue app. Visitors entering U-M Facilities are expected to complete the ResponsiBlue Guest screening check. Faculty, staff and students who are fully vaccinated and voluntarily submit their health screening status to UM through the “Report your COVID-19 vaccination” tile on Wolverine Access, are not required to follow distancing requirements. Individuals who have not self-reported should continue to distance themselves as feasible.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Don’t visit the Unions if you are sick.

Are University Unions facilities open?

In a word, YES!

As of Monday, July 26, MCards are no longer required to access the Michigan Union, Michigan League, and Pierpont Commons. All entrances are open.

See the links below for current hours of operation, and remember ResponsiBlue health screening, and your face covering.


What is open within the Unions?

Visit buildings’ websites (listed below) for the updated daily hours for food, and other services.

Student Life offices are open for in person services.

Are lounges and food courts open?

Yes! Furniture has been moved back to lounges, food courts and other seating areas. Mobile-ordering and pick-up for food vendors continues to be available as well as ordering at their counters. You can find their apps in the Apple App Store and Android Play Store. Face coverings should only be removed when actively eating or drinking.

As a student, how do I get involved in campus activities and student organizations?

The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI), located in the Michigan Union Suite 3410, is available to help Michigan students get involved! As of August 9th, in addition to virtual connection, the CCI office is open for in-person connection Monday-Friday during business hours. CCI offers public health-informed community building programs and services, leadership development opportunities, and ways to connect students with one or more of the University of Michigan’s 1600 student organizations.

Here are some ways to connect with other students on campus:


Are there capacity limits?

There are no gathering size restrictions at this time. Capacity limits are determined by the stated fire codes per meeting room.

Should in-person team meetings be discouraged even if social distancing?

No, CDC and campus guidance aligns with safely holding in-person meetings.  While virtual meetings are safest, there continue to be measures for reducing risk during in-person meetings.  All attendees will need to wear a face covering. Unvaccinated individuals should also practice social distancing.

Can my event/meeting still be catered?

Yes! MCatering continues to offer a robust variety of menu options to meet dietary preferences. In alignment with EHS and MDining Safety Team guidance, self service buffets can resume with enhanced cleaning measures. We’d be happy to still serve buffets and stations, if that makes more sense for your event. Let your Conference & Event Services Event Manager know of your preferences!

Inn at the Michigan League

Has the Inn at the Michigan League reopened?

Yes! The Inn at the Michigan League has reopened.

How can I make a reservation for a special event(Football, Art Fair, Parent’s Weekend, or Graduation)?

We are currently accepting reservations.  You can check availability and make a reservation at  Please contact  [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance.

How can I make a hotel reservation?

We are currently accepting reservations for August 1, 2021 onward.  You can check availability and make a reservation at  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance.