Welcome to Palmer Commons

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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.

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Thinking of going virtual or hybrid with your event?

Video conferencing has become a cornerstone of successful operating procedures for most organizations. It allows people to have flexibility and work remotely. With the right technology and support, they can make your meetings just as productive as if they were in person.


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!

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Places to Study

Explore places to meet, collaborate, or study at Palmer Commons

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Virtual Tours

Explore Palmer Commons through an interactive virtual tour

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Hours of Operation

Spring/Summer Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed