Room Reservation Policies

Policies for Reserving Rooms at the Detroit Center

  • The meeting room, exhibit space, studio, project room and offices in the Detroit Center are available to University of Michigan departments, non-profit and other external organizations for events, meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. The Detroit Center partners have priority scheduling over all spaces, however, non-partners may utilize this space for a modest fee.
  • Logistics detailing your meeting and or event should be ascertained during the initial reservation. Name, date, time, contact information and type of accommodations required should be completed utilizing the Detroit Center Reservation Request Form.
  • If necessary, a walk through of the Center should be scheduled with the Facilities Coordinator, who will review logistics and, if applicable, payment requirements.
  • The user is expected to leave the Center in good condition for the next user, including clearing away all debris, dishes, containers, and leftovers, wiping down all tables, and cleaning any dry erase boards and walls. A fee of $33 per hour will be charged for any additional clean-up necessary by the Detroit Center for U-M Organizations, while a fee of $100 will be charged to Non-U-M Organizations.
  • No open flames are permitted. Serving of alcohol by University-sponsored groups is governed by the University of Michigan’s policy.
  • Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to intended start time
  • Please note that University units may book a reservation up to 1 year in advance. Student and alumni organizations can book up to six months in advance, while non-profit and commercial organizations can only book up to three months in advance.
  • The Detroit Center Administration is responsible for coordinating the use of the center. Requests for space reservations must be submitted through our room request online form.
  • Staff/Faculty/Organizations are reserved in the order in which requests are received, with consideration given to the size of the group, type of program and available space. Management reserves the right to assign and if necessary, reassign meetings to assure the most efficient and appropriate utilization of the center.
  • Willful or careless damage to the centers’ property or equipment shall necessitate a replacement and/or repair charge to the responsible group.
  • The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, including the Detroit Center, is a smoke free environment.
  • All groups will abide with all published University and Detroit Center policies, regulations, guidelines and all local, state and federal laws.
  • A responsible representative of the group must remain in the center until the event is completed. This includes staying on the site until all participants and/or vendors have left the building (i.e., entertainment, photographers, etc).
  • If your non-UM organization is partnering with a UM unit for an event, a member of that UM unit must be present throughout the event. If a representative from the UM unit is not present, your event may be subject to additional fees.
  • If you wish to book a room outside of business hours, please submit a room request. Once submitted, the facilities coordinator will contact you regarding use of the room, including additional fees.
  • Groups charging for event participation are not eligible for complimentary space usage, at any time.
  • Anyone failing to cancel a room within 24 hours of its assigned date will be charged a $33 cancellation fee, while a fee of $100 will be charged to Non-U-M Organizations. Note: Groups are not subject to cancellation fees if the activity is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, an emergency leading to the closure of the Center, or the illness of the instructor or event coordinator.
  • If a group has not shown up within the first hour of their event and there has been no contact made, the booking will be cancelled and the room will be made available for others to reserve.
  • Damage to Center property by any group must be paid by that group within 10 business days of receipt of bill for damages.
  • Center may not be booked or used again until all outstanding bills are paid.

The University of Michigan Detroit Center accepts the following forms of payment:

Please note:

  • Payment is due day of or before the reservation for all external parties.
  • Cash is not accepted as a form of payment.
  • Returned checks are subject to additional fees.

Notary Services can be accessed by appointment only ([email protected]) on Monday or Wednesday.

Check Return Policy

The University of Michigan Detroit Center (UMDC) will accept checks from individuals and organizations under the following circumstances:

  • If a check is handwritten, a valid driver’s license with a photo ID must be presented. The driver’s license number will be recorded on the check if not already present on the check face, along with a copy of the driver’s license (once check is cleared, a photocopy is destroyed).
  • In the event the person does not have a valid license, a photo ID with the address must be presented.

If a check is returned to the UMDC as a result of non-sufficient funds:

  • Effective immediately the person and/or organization responsible for payment will not be eligible for room reservations at UMDC until payment issue is rectified.
  • All repaid funds must be paid with a money order, certified bank check or credit card and must include a $50 returned check fee.

Once a check is returned, we do not accept a check from the individual or organization again. Staff is mandated to check the Returned Check List before accepting a personal or organization check.

  • Once all funds are repaid, eligibility for room reservation is resumed

The following procedure outlines the process that this department must follow in order to recover the amount of the returned check and the $50 returned check fee, as well as providing documentation of due diligence in their collection efforts. When a returned check is received:

  • The administrative assistant is notified by Finance Operations.
  • The Administrative Assistant notifies the Facilities Coordinator, who then emails the client copying both the Administrative Assistant and the Director.
  • The email notification will provide instructions as to the date which payment must be made, and the form of payment that will be accepted to clear the debt with the University.

An additional notice will be provided via a telephone call to the phone number(s) on record, as follow up.