3/16/2020, 9:00am

Beginning today (Monday, March 16th), the English Language Institute is operating under a remote office model. The physical office at Weiser Hall is closed. Please contact us using our regular administrative emails or eli-information@umich.edu between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and staff will respond accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and be safe!


3/13/2020, 2:34 pm

In accordance with University guidelines, we will be offering all Graduate Language Clinic and Undergraduate Studio appointments online beginning on Monday, March 16th. Appointments can be scheduled online, and students do not need to check in through our main office to log in to their appointments.

For any questions please email eli-information@umich.edu.


3/11/2020, 3:40 pm

Per University guidelines, we are canceling all classes tomorrow and Friday (3/12 and 3/13). Classes will resume Monday (March 16) delivered remotely in alternative formats – and not meeting in person – through April 21, the last day of classes this semester. 

For complete University guidelines, please refer to this announcement: https://umich.edu/announcements/


3/11/2020, 2:14pm

We have heard from a few students that they are worried about attending class or other ELI workshops or conversation circles, asking for cancellations or postponements. 

ELI is not canceling classes or other activities at this time, in accordance with guidance from U-M and LSA. Classes and programming will continue as scheduled unless or until we have other university-wide guidance. Students and faculty who are sick should stay home, and faculty are encouraged to be as flexible as possible in accommodating participants who are ill and/or in self-quarantine.

Many members of our community, especially international students, are experiencing stress, anxiety, and frustration due to the rapidly developing situation regarding COVID-19. Please recognize that your friends and colleagues may be experiencing difficult times, and offer your support, kindness, and understanding. For additional support, you can contact U-M Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for students, or Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO) for faculty and staff. We also encourage anyone who is concerned about their personal risk level to meet with their doctor directly or schedule a consultation with University Health Services.


The English Language Institute is actively monitoring the situation and will be updating faculty, students, and staff as more information becomes available.

For complete information, please refer to the following websites:

2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19: U-M Updates https://publicaffairs.vpcomm.umich.edu/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Global Michigan: U-M Travel Warning and Travel Restriction Locations