2023 University of Michigan Debate Camp

December, 2022 Update

The 2023 University of Michigan Debate Institutes returns again to in-person instruction in Ann Arbor this summer. We also offer a virtual/remote option for interested students that are unable to attend those in-person camps for any reason from July 2-August 1, 2023.

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint and Children on Campus webpages for the most up-to-date guidance.

The University of Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement is an important and effective component of our plan to continue normal in-person campus operations and to protect our community and patients from COVID-19. All U-M faculty, staff, and students are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, with limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Individuals requesting an exemption due to a medical condition that precludes them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may submit a request for a medical exemption. Documentation from a medical provider is required. Individuals requesting an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief that precludes them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may submit a request for a religious exemption and follow the exemption process.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to complete weekly COVID-19 testing. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The University of Michigan also requires all eligible faculty, staff, and students to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

As of May 2nd, 2022 masks are optional for indoor spaces on the University of Michigan campuses with the exception that masks remain required in patient care areas (e.g Michigan Medicine, University Health Service and the Dental School clinical areas), and at U-M Covid-19 testing sites.

The above policies are subject to change as the pandemic and public health guidance continue to evolve and will be regularly reviewed as public health guidance dictates.

As always, we are committed to working together and providing the best structured educational experiences for high school debaters each summer since 1985.



Aaron Kall

Director of Debate

University of Michigan