McNichols Campus Hours and Closures due to COVID-19

Includes some plans for Fall Term as they become available

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    Bookstore - McNichols Campus

    Temporarily Closed.

     We want to provide some information regarding the bookstore and your books!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at any time at

    When are my rental books due?

    Rental books for the winter term were due back by June 15—please ship them back today!  Rental books for the summer semester are due August 6. 

    How do I return my rental books?

    Super simple!  We are asking that you please ship your books to us.  For shipping within the United States, please click here to request a return label. (For Law Students click here to request a return label for domestic shipping)

    Can I order books to ship to me directly?

    Yes!  This year, order your books and course materials from our website and have them conveniently shipped directly to wherever you will be for the fall semester.  Get rentals, used books, access codes, new books, and the best deals fast through this method!

    When can I shop in-store?

    The McNichols Detroit Mercy Bookstore will open to the Detroit Mercy Community on Monday, August 3.  Due to the switch in content delivery and the need to remain fluid, there will be a limited supply of books available in-store.  We strongly encourage students to order their books from our website.  We will continue to offer your official Detroit Mercy merchandise, snacks, beverages, school supplies, trade books, and much more.


    Computer Access

    All four computer labs will be open during fall term for both class reservation and drop-in usage. Facilities will be re-designing these on-campus computer lab spaces with social distancing.

    Capacities will be:

    For general information about all ITS labs including policies, please visit:



    McNichols Campus

    The Dining Experience

    • Metz Dining employees wearing masks and gloves will serve meals in disposable containers.
    • Seating in dining areas on McNichols will follow social distancing guidelines. We are exploring how to offer additional seating options and will share updates in future communications.

    The Loft:

    Residents on the meal plan can pick up a day’s worth of meals (one hot entrée, and two cold entrees)

    Monday – Sunday
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


    The Bookmark:



    Riverfront Café:


    Corktown Café:


    Thank you for being flexible and for helping us maintain a safe environment!


    Fitness Center

    Student Fitness Center  is temporarily closed.

    The Fitness Center plans to open in August. Our programming, equipment, and available services will be modified to ensure the safety of our participants. 


    McNichols Campus Library & Instructional Design Studio

    The McNichols Campus Library is temporarily closed.

    A majority of the library's resources are available online. Library faculty are available to assist with access and to work with students and faculty to provide options for materials currently held in print format only. The library will continue to provide ILL service for journal articles, book chapters, and any resources that may be provided electronically.

    Online library assistance is available 24/7. Please work with your librarian for research assistance and information literacy instruction. Library faculty are working to keep you up-to-date with library help, various updates, and fact-checking resources.

    See the library help page for information on getting help from a librarian, building access updates, and other resources:

    Coming in August

    Updated July 6, 2020

    Plans are under way to open the McNichols Library building the week before classes begin in August.  Hours of operation are yet to be determined. Throughout the fall semester, staff will be available to offer support for

    • individual study,
    • computer use,
    • printing and print material check out.

    In keeping with University guidelines, social distancing and masks will be required. At this time, the University is working to determine the maximum capacity of the library, based on state guidelines, which will help determine whether group study will be possible. Students will still have to maintain a social distance of six feet and wear masks.

    We will be arranging furniture to ensure that study spaces and computers are six feet apart. Individual study space will be available on the 1st and 2nd floors, with 1-2 people to a table, depending on the size of the table and how far it is placed from the tables around it. We'll also be marking enter and exit patterns to assist with the flow of traffic in group spaces.

    Please contact the Law and Dental Libraries, the SSC, and TRIO SSS directly for information about their hours and services.


    Psychology and Counseling Clinics

    The Psychology Clinic and the Counseling Clinic are closed until further notice.


    The Psychology Clinic will offer teletherapy services by phone or HIPAA compliant electronic means.

    Phone: 313-578-0570


    Residence Halls

    Residence Life

    We intend to open the Residence Halls with normal occupancy. We plan to set aside rooms to quarantine individuals suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19 if needed.

    Room Selection

    Current students will select their rooms the week of June 22nd. We intend to complete room assignments for First Year students around the beginning of July.


    Residence Life has extended cancellations without fees from May 31st to June 30th. If students wish to cancel, they should contact Residence Life and submit a request for release form

    Student move-in

    New student move-in will take place over a few days during assigned time blocks in the morning and afternoon from Sunday, Aug. 16, through Tuesday, Aug. 18.

    Likewise, move-in for returning students will occur Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23, during assigned move-in times.

    Residential students should expect to receive their move-in assignments no later than the middle of July.


    Student Services and Support

    Academic Advising and Registration

    Advising and registration started March 16 and students and faculty should interact with each other in a mutually agreeable manner, e.g., email, chat, telephone etc.

    Financial Aid

    The Financial Aid Office encourages students to contact their financial aid advisor via email. Contact information can be found at:

    Student Accounting Office

    The Student Accounting Office encourages students to contact the staff via email. Contact information can be found at:

    Student Success Center and Student Disability & Accessibility Support Services

     The SSC has created an online platform for you to access free tutoring via Blackboard. Tutors have their own "classroom" allowing you opportunities for a video conference tutoring session. Please go to the SSC website to access the list of tutors and/or contact Felicia Hartinger at for questions.

    Please contact Laura Bagdady for disability support assistance:

    TRIO Student Support Services

    TRIO Student Support Services is currently providing all services online, including individual coaching appointments, tutoring appointments, and webinars. Please contact TRIO SSS at for more information or to make an appointment.


    Please remember that our university resources are available to you. If you would like to talk with someone, you can reach out to the following offices:

    • Dean of Students Office at 313-993-1028
    • Wellness Center for the Health Clinic at 313-993-1185, for Personal Counseling at 313-993-1459
    • University Ministry at 313-993-1560
    • Office of Residence Life at 313-993-1230
    • International Services Office at 313-993-1205

    If you need assistance outside regular business hours, please call the Department of Public Safety at 313-993-1234.


    Titan Information Center, Parking & ID Office

    Titan Information Center

    Temporarily Closed


    Writing Center

    We are continuing our online-only writing consultations throughout the summer. 

    Students can book individual, half-hour appointments two weeks in advance.

    Online hours of operation from through Aug 5:

    Mondays & Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Fridays: 10 a.m. - 3p.m.

    For proof of attendance, students should screen shot the last part of the online chat and provide that directly to faculty.   

    We can assist students with 

    • reading comprehension,
    • critical thinking,
    • source documentation, 
    • researching, 
    • drafting, 
    • revising/editing,
    • and improving grammar/punctuation.

    TWC's consultants can also work with students to ensure they have accomplished the goals of their assignments. 

    Graduate students are encouraged to make frequent appointments with us over a committed period of time for high-stakes writing projects. 

Building Access on McNichols Campus

As the University community continues to plan for a phased return to campus, the Facilities, Safety and Health Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has developed a Guide for the Return to the Workplace to assist colleges and department leaders in considering guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.

Per the above guide, we are still in Phase I of return.  All supervisors who have employees who are part of the critical infrastructure workforce (essential) and must come to campus are required to complete the attached COVID-19 Campus Access Listing form and e-mail it to the addresses provided on the form. Anyone who will be approved for this, will receive a letter from Public Safety to keep with them for traveling to and from campus.

Online classes

Detroit Mercy conducts online sessions using Blackboard Collaborate. Collaborate is a web-conferencing tool built specifically for education. It uses video chat, application sharing and more to create an immersive online classroom experience. 

Most clinical experiences have been suspended and/or students are being provided with educational alternatives. College and School Deans and faculty may be sending out directives for clinicals, externships, internships, etc. If you have a question about these, please contact your College or School dean's office. 


Campus is open to essential personnel. Employees may be telecommuting remotely at this time and only available via phone and email at this time.

Off-Site / Off-Campus

Off site courses will be handled on a case-by-case basis.