Important Message from the Dean of Students to Russian Students

Dear Student:

The events unfolding in Russia and Ukraine are unsettling to many. As the Dean of Students, I am sending you this email because, according to U-M records, your permanent address is in Russia. We understand you or your family may be personally affected by the current conflict. I am reaching out to offer the support of the Dean of Students Office and to provide information about other campus resources that are able to assist you. We recognize the extraordinary impact and toll this is having on so many, and want you to know we care and are here for you.

The Dean of Students Office regularly assists students experiencing disruptions in their academic and student lives. We provide support and work to connect students with appropriate resources. If you would like to discuss how we may assist you, please contact us at or by phone at 734-764-7420.

In addition to the Dean of Students Office, your school or college is also available to assist you and you may have already heard from them as well.

Below are some additional campus and community resources that you may also find helpful:

  • International Center
    • 734-764-9310;
    • The International Center provides information and resources for international students regarding their immigration and visa related needs and challenges and any travel related concerns.

Please do not hesitate to connect with us about your particular needs. We are here to help in any way we can.

Laura Blake Jones
Dean of Students