Palmer Commons

About Us

At the center of the Life Sciences Complex, we proudly offer 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.

Our Mission

Palmer Commons serves the University of Michigan community by providing conference and event spaces and services, dining facilities and departmental office spaces as provisioned by the Office of the Provost, managed in accordance to University Unions guidelines. We strive to create an inclusive environment incorporating sustainable efforts where students, faculty, staff and guests come together as a community on common ground.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to  COVID-19 and the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Safe order, Palmer Commons will be closed to the public until further notice. We have canceled all events through April 30, 2020. 

Thank you for your patience and care during this time. 


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Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 Palmer Commons has closed until further notice.