Palmer Commons

Palmer Art Submissions

Palmer Commons is looking for student art to fill our buildings! If you are interested in showing your work in a Palmer Commons space, or have other art-based ideas for any of the spaces, please apply below! Acceptance is rolling, and open to a wide variety of medium, so submit anything you're passionate about and we'll be in touch!

Palmer Art Submission Application

Reflection Room

We have added a Reflection Room at Palmer Commons for the University of Michigan community to use for structured or unstructured reflection, meditation or prayer. The room (3024) is adjacent to our Welcome Desk and features a carpeted floor, yoga mats, round ottomans, a table with santizer and a West facing window.

For access, please see the Welcome Desk staff.

Interactive Art Exhibition

The plaza level of Palmer Commons is a popular spot for many people to pass by, study and attend events each day. The "What Are You Hopeful For?" exhibition is intended to give these passerbys a chance to take a moment and reflect on something positive as well as allow others to take in the positivity. This tree was designed to mimic a Japanese wishing tree, where people can interact with the piece and contribute their own "wishes" to it. The more contributors, the more colorful and beautiful the tree will become! 

COVID-19 Testing Information


Covid testing will continue at Palmer Commons this fall in the Great Lakes South room. 

We are ready to support the students, faculty and staff of the university community. With new guidance from the University of Michigan and public health experts, here is what you can expect in Palmer.

Thinking of going virtual with your event?

With restrictions on in-person events and budgetary constraints, many people are turning to virtual events. Our staff at Palmer Commons can help guide you through the process. 



Hours of Operation

Fall & Winter Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7am -11pm

Saturday: 8am - 4pm

Sunday: 11am - 7pm


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