Block M Palmer Commons


Where Michigan Minds Meet

Palmer Commons is a Conference and Community Center located in the University of Michigan Life Sciences Complex. Positioned at the intersection of Central and Medical Campuses, this multifunctional facility provides a convenient location for all members of the University and surrounding community to make connections for meals, meetings and events.

Giving Tree

Make a difference in the lives of children and families in Ann Arbor! Hikone Community Center serves the children and families of a neighborhood within our very own town of Ann Arbor by offering programs for children, teens and adults, focusing on academic support and enrichment, and improving personal, social and work-readiness skills. The children in this neighborhood receive many of their clothes by donation.

Amazin' Blue, December 5, 2014 7:30pm

Amazin' Blue is U of M's oldest co-ed a cappella ensemble. With over 20 years of musical experience inclduing the production of 9 albums, we remain the university 's most decorated a cappella group. This is our fall concert, Amazin' Blue Goes Hollywood. 

Cost: Advance Sales: $5

At the door, students: $8 and adults: $10


Staff Orientation 2014

The staff at Palmer Commons started Fall 2014 off with student employee orientation and community service! We have incorporated community service since academic year 2012-2013. Our location this year was Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor. Food Gatherers is a local nonprofit dedicated to alleviating hunger and eliminates its cause in the Washtenaw County area.

Student Art Coordinators

If you're walking down the 4th floor atrium, you probably have noticed the artwork on the wall. This entire exhibit includes art by those students who have acted as the Student Art Coordinator over the past seven years.

Click 'Continue Reading' to check out a video about our Art Coordinators and their impact on the space!

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Hours of Operation

Fall Term Hours of Operation: 

Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Holiday Break Hours of Operation:
Dec 22 & 23rd- 7:30am - 5pm
Dec 24th-7:30am - 3pm
Dec 25th to Jan 4th, 2015-CLOSED

Reserve a space!

Palmer Commons offers a variety of meeting, event and conference spaces. 

Request a room!

Event Calendar

Offices, Programs, Departments in Palmer Commons

Room 6017 - University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

Room 4001 - Bruno J. Giordani, PhD

Room 3001 - Palmer Commons Event Services

Room 3024 - Glass House Cafe Catering Office

Room 2017 - Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Room 1071 - Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Room 1085 - Department of Public Safety - Neighborhood Office

Contact Us

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

Our Information 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.