Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Beyond the Diag will post safety related articles to living off-campus. Our goal is to raise awareness and provide you with tools to keep yourself and your home or apartment safe.

DPSS Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

In order to promote a safe environment for all the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan it is important that we all remind ourselves of the university's guidelines surrounding actions to take in case of an emergency. COVID circumstances have caused some changes to building access so it is crucial that people are proactive about knowing the emergency protocols in the buildings they work and/or study within. Here are some tips for specific types of emergencies.

Fire Safety


Campus COVID-19 Update

As the university is offering an in-person fall semester, and many of us are able to enjoy the events, activities and pastimes of fall in Ann Arbor, it’s important to continue to stay safe and vigilant regarding COVID. Please continue to stay updated on the latest news, announcements and requirements regarding COVID safety for the U-M community. The requirements may differ depending on your vaccination status, whether you’re visiting campus buildings, and other considerations.


Halloween Dos and Don'ts

Hey Wolverines! We hope that you have a great Halloween! Here are some of our do’s and don’ts to make this Halloween new, fun, and memorable!

Do pick an appropriate Halloween costume


Football season - night game!

There are many exciting elements to being on campus and in Ann Arbor during the fall, and chief among them is home football games at the Big House. We are excited to see fans returning to the stadium, and also recognize that there are some important steps that we can take to stay safe, and enjoy the fan experience.

The first four games of the season are all at home in Ann Arbor, and there will be lots of opportunities around campus to enjoy the atmosphere, celebrate school spirit, and be part of the pre- and post-game festivities.


Stay in the Blue this St. Patrick's Day

As March 17 approaches, you may be involved with planning or participating in social activities. If your planned festivities involve alcohol or other drugs please take time to Stay In the Blue, by taking some simple steps to ensure you stay safe during celebrations. Stay In the Blue helps you to regulate alcohol consumption by remaining below 0.06 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). Some simple steps include:

  • Set a drink limit, and stick to it

  • Make sure you eat before and during consuming alcohol


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