We are Michigan Public Health

New Student Orientation at the University of Michigan School of Public Health provides incoming students at all levels pertinent and timely information so you feel prepared to navigate your Michigan Public Health journey. All eyes are on public health at this time, and your pursuit of a healthier, more equitable world for all begins now. 

Below is a list of Orientation programming and resources that we encourage all incoming students to engage in.

Coursera Onboarding and Advising Course

All incoming online master’s students will receive an email from Coursera to join the Onboarding & Advising site. (MPH course opens 7/12 and MS course opens 8/1). 

This course offers guidance and resources to help students navigate the university, school, and program, as well as the platforms and technologies we use. 

Dean Bowman speaking at orientationNew Student Welcome Webinar

Thursday, August 19
3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Watch the Recording

This 60-minute session is geared towards new Michigan Public Health students, but all are welcome to attend! During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear from key School of Public Health community members who will support you throughout your journey, including Dean DuBois Bowman, Public Health Student Assembly representatives, our student affairs team and others. They will also answer your pre-submitted questions about life at Public Health. Overall the goal is to provide new students with additional information about academic success, opportunities to enhance the student experience, and promote health and well-being. 

Population and Health Sciences Program Meeting

Tuesday, August 24
7:00 - 8:00 pm ET|
The Population and Health Sciences programs will have an additional meeting to discuss program-specific details. Access the live event through the Coursera Onboarding and Advising course. 


Please connect with Program Manager Lisa Garber at lfletch@umich.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All students, faculty and staff on all three campuses of the University of Michigan are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and must submit their vaccination information before the start of the fall term, university officials announced July 30.

Submit Full Vaccination Record Submit Partial Vaccination Record

Visit the University of Michigan Vaccine Information page for more information including how to get vaccinated, filing a COVID-19 vaccination exemption request, and FAQs. 

Important Dates Summary

Welcome from the President of the Public Health Student Assembly 

Brandon Bond"On behalf of the Public Health Student Assembly (PHSA) and the student body, I would like to extend a huge congratulations and welcome to your new home at the University of Michigan School of Public Health! Your journey here is no small feat so please remember to celebrate your growth and achievements! With the monumental and catalytic events of the past year and beyond, our generation of skillful, creative, and empathetic public health leadership is needed more than ever. As your journey continues, please recognize that you do not have to travel this path alone, each interaction you have is an opportunity to develop a meaningful connection. To help make these connections, PHSA, as well as other SPH student organizations, are working diligently to ensure that you have the supportive community and environment you deserve. We have quite a few events in the works that will provide lifelong memories for each of you. I strongly encourage each of you to get involved so that you can maximize your time and experience here. No matter the size or context each of you has something critical to offer to the world. In your time here, I hope that you can either find and/or amplify your voice to advocate for positive change. Until we can connect in person, please feel free to reach out to me (bcbond@umich.edu) or phsaboard@umich.edu if you have any questions or concerns."

Go Blue!
Brandon Bond
President | Public Health Student Assembly (PHSA)
School of Public Health Student Government