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.

Michigan Dining in Palmer Commons

New Cafe Coming Soon!

We have begun construction for a new cafe in Palmer Commons, slated to be open for business by fall term 2015.  MDining will be overseeing the cafe from food concept to staffing. 

Congratulations, Nate!

We want to give a big congruations and recognition to our very own Nate, who won Student Employee of the Winter 2015 Term!

New Pricing

Important changes to the Palmer Commons pricing structure are outlined within.

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.

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Hours of Operation


Summer Hours of Operation

Mon-Friday: 7:30am-8pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


Planning Your Next Event?

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 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.