Detroit Center

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The Detroit Center will be open for students in need of a place to work during study days and examinations through December 18th. The Detroit Center will then be closed until classes resume on January 19th, 2021. 

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is excited to be open as a student study space, open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. As students resume classes, we are happy to be a place where students can safely find a quiet place to study. Students looking to study at the Detroit Center will need to book space in advance by clicking “Request a Room” under the “Meeting + Event Space” section. These reservations should be made at least one hour in advance.

At this time, the Detroit Center will only be open to students as study space. We will be unable to book events and Detroit Center Residents will not yet have access to the Detroit Center’s office space. 


The University of Michigan Detroit Center provides a visible symbol of our 200-year relationship with the City of Detroit. Conveniently located in the heart of the city’s cultural center on Woodward Avenue, the Center is a gateway for University and urban communities to mutually enrich each other through service, education, research, and cultural exchange.

Opened in 2005 and reporting to the Office of the Provost, the facility accommodates research projects and outreach initiatives while also offering space for an increasing number of University programs involving Detroit citizens and organizations. The facility includes offices and space for meetings, exhibitions, lectures, collaborative work, and more while serving as a home base for students and faculty working on projects in Detroit.

“The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817, and we have remained committed and connected to this city,” said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, in introducing the center to the Detroit community. “Providing a home for our many Detroit projects in the heart of the city’s cultural center makes us far more visible and accessible and enables us to be a part of its revitalization. We look forward to the way this center will strengthen the partnership between U-M and Detroiters.”

The U-M Detroit Center stands at the confluence of the busy Mack Avenue/Martin Luther King Boulevard and Woodward Avenue corridors. The nearby area includes other educational institutions such as Wayne State University, Michigan State University Detroit Center, and the College for Creative Studies, as well as cultural resources like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

3663 Woodward Ave, Suite 150
Detroit, MI 48201