Palmer Commons

Campus Map

Included in this article is a map of Central Campus. Outlined in red is Palmer Commons.

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central campus map

Floor Plans

View floor plans and room locations within Palmer Commons

Driving directions

Directions from the North:

  • U.S. 23 South to Exit 45, M-14 West
  • Exit 3, 'Ann Arbor' (you will now be on Main Street)
  • Main Street to Huron Street
  • Turn left (East) onto Huron Street
  • Proceed East on Huron Street. Huron street becomes Washtenaw Avenue
  • Turn right onto Palmer Drive (100 yards past Huron/Washtenaw curve)
  • Parking structure has 2 entrances on left side of Palmer Drive: First is for UM faculty and staff, second is for visitors, UM faculty and staff (100 yards further on Palmer Drive)

Walking directions

From Central Campus:

  • Access walkway on Geddes between School of Dentistry and the Exhibit Museum of Natural History.
  • Proceed east, past North Hall and the Life Sciences Institute.
  • Continue east on plaza walkway to main entrance of Palmer Commons at the beginning of the Washtenaw pedestrian bridge to Medical Campus.
  • Enter main level lobby, proceed to Information Desk.


The Palmer Drive Parking Structure is a U-M faculty-staff parking facility with 180 visitor parking spaces. It is adjacent to Palmer Commons at the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Palmer Drive. The Palmer Structure is managed by the U-M Parking and Transportation Services.

Parking Structure