This fall we asked students to tell us how they are supporting their own wellbeing. We heard that bulldogs are doing a LOT to take care of themselves, here are the top five ways: connecting with others, getting outside, eating well, meditating, exercise.

Download posters for the #TheBullDogWay health and wellness campaign

COVID-19 Updates

  • University of Minnesota faculty, staff, students, and visitors who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to use a face covering. Find more information on the face covering protocol and FAQ
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, the University expects you to wear a mask indoors.
  • If you can continue to work from home, we encourage you to do so until our planned return to campuses on August 2.
  • Building capacity limits and physical distancing requirements will remain in place until May 28 based on the Governor’s announcement from last week.
  • Please continue to take important public health precautions.
  • If you are not yet vaccinated, there are vaccination sites all over Minnesota and many are allowing walk-ins without appointments.  Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are readily available.
  • In Fall 2021, UMD is planning for more in-person class experiences and campus activities. Supported by emerging, positive trends related to the pandemic, and guidance from public health officials, there will be an increased number of fall courses, as well as continued hybrid and remote learning possibilities.
  • The University is working with the MN Department of Health, who is conducting COVID-19 tracing and necessary investigations related to a positive COVID case. Cases will be tracked on the UMD COVID Dashboard
  • UMD Health Services will offer COVID testing for students who are showing symptoms or have been in close contact (defined as being less than six feet apart for greater than a cumulative 15 minutes in 24 hours) with someone diagnosed with COVID . Faculty and staff should seek medical resources from their healthcare provider or other community testing site.
  • Learn more about COVID-19 testing protocols on campus.
  • For the health and safety of our campus community, campus visitors are encouraged to limit their interactions as much as possible and go directly to the location on campus they need to access. For the Office of Admissions, please park in gold lot A and follow Office of Admissions directional signage. For the UMD Bookstore, please enter directly into Kirby Student Center off of Kirby Drive via the bus hub. Learn more about parking and door access from campus maps.
  • For more information about COVID and UMD, check archived communications from Chancellor Black

Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan

Below is a brief summary of each stage. UMD is currently in Step Three. View the full plan for complete details.