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.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7am - 11pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm


Seasonal Hours of Operation:

December 21, 2018:
7am - 5pm

December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019:

January 2, 2019 - January 4, 2019:
7am - 5pm

January 5, 2019:

January 6, 2019:
Resume regular Hours

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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:57pm