Palmer Commons


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.



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.

Looking for a place to study?

Palmer Commons has places for you to meet, collaborate or hide away to get some serious studying done. We have study nooks on floors 4-6 in addition to ample seating in the Windows Lounge on the 3rd floor. Click into this article to see a short video.

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Hours of Operation

Winter 2018 Term

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm