Welcome to Palmer Commons
Where Michigan Minds Meet
Palmer Commons is a Conference and Community Center located in the University of Michigan Life Sciences Complex. Positioned at the intersection of Central and Medical Campuses, this multifunctional facility provides a convenient location for all members of the University and surrounding community to make connections for meals, meetings and events.
Palmer Commons proudly offers a warm environment to collaborate with colleagues, rejuvenate over food, gather with study groups and connect with friends. Through use of leading-edge technology and attention to hospitality details, the on-site service team is committed to achieving the event planning, meeting, programming and general gathering needs of the University and Ann Arbor communities.
Building Hours: (Academic Year)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
People and Places in Palmer Commons
Office of Tech Transfer/Business Engagement Center
Shaomeng Wang Computational Lab
Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Department of Public Safety - Neighborhood Office
Palmer Chalk Wall Project
Palmer Commons presented its first Community Chalkboard Project on February 15, 2013. The wall, located on the 3rd floor of Palmer Commons, seeks to engage the community by posing a new question every two or three weeks, and prompting students to write their answers on it. The wall will be hosted by different departments or student organizations. The inaugural prompt, posed by Arts @ Michigan, is "If money and time were not an issue, what would you create?" So far, we've had almost 100 responses from students, staff and faculty from all over campus who have brought their unique insights and ideas into our communities. You can stop by Palmer Commons to write your own idea on our wall, or follow @PalmerChalkWall for the latest and greatest posts. Stay tuned for our next question, sponsored by Filmic.