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.

Our Mission Statement:

Palmer Commons serves the University of Michigan community by providing conference & event space and services, dining facilities and departmental office space 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 has many places for you to meet, collaborate or hide away to get some serious studying done.  We have study nooks on floors 4 - 6 along in addition to Windows Lounge with ample seating located on the 3rd floor. Click into this article to see a short video.

Hours of Operation


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

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Contact Us

The University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218
Phone: 734-615-4444
Fax: 734-764-5267

Our Welcome Desk is located in the Third Floor lobby on the Plaza Level.

We recommend arranging a facility tour with Event Services prior to scheduling your first event with us.