COVID-19 Concerns Lead to More Campus Closings


Santiago Ochoa

Campus facilities limit their hours and even closed as UM-Flint faces growing COVID-10 concerns.

Campus resources, including the Frances Willson Thompson Library, University Theatre, Recreation Center and University Pavilion have recently closed in light of an executive order by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

The executive order goes as far as closing dining areas as well, which encompass those on the third floor of UM-Flint’s University Center. Going forward, students will only be able to pick-up meals or use the Feel Better Meals service if they are confined to their dorm. 

Additionally, the Thompson Library has moved their Writing Center tutoring appointments to e-tutoring online for students in need of writing assistance for the rest of the semester. 

“We appreciate your ongoing patience and cooperation as the changes continue to occur. We will continue to update you on any other changes. Thank you as we continue to make the health and safety of all campus stakeholders a priority,” said in a campus-wide email from Mike Hague, vice chancellor of business and finance. 

While these buildings are closed to the public, all university employees who work in these facilities will still have access to them in order to conduct their work. 

Students, faculty and staff will need to use their M-Card in order to swipe in to each building in an effort to maintain the health and safety of all campus members. 

Below are the following access points for each building:

Murchie Science Building – West Entrance closest to ITS helpdesk

French Hall – East Entrance closest to MSB

University Pavilion – Second Floor parking deck – Northwest doors closest to Riverfront Center

University Center – Main entrance closest to the Recreation Center

Library – Second Floor skywalk entrance

Northbank Center – Main entrance on Saginaw Street

William S. White Building – Doors closest to the Early Childhood Development Center

Please note that all skywalks will require M-Card access.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the M-Card access points, email Chief of Police Raymond Hall. In addition, if you have any questions regarding dining hall hours, visit the Picasso homepage.