Student Life

Canopy Information, Locations & Guidelines

The University of Michigan has installed outdoor canopies around campus to provide individual students additional space for studying, rest, and eating between classes.

Starting July 7, 2021, canopy reservation availability is expanding. Campus canopy locations are available for reservation Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm (4 hour maximum) for U-M departmental meetings and student organization meetings. Units can submit reservations for these hours starting July 1, 2021. Currently, the last day a reservation will be accepted is August 13, 2021. Learn more about reserving a canopy.

Canopy Locations:

Central Campus
Michigan Union (2 locations)
Ingalls Mall North
North Campus
Gerstacker Grove

General Use Hours of Operation

Open April 6, 2021. Close date TBD.

Mon - Fri
11am - 6pm
Sat - Sun/Holidays:
Noon - 6pm

Addendum to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Dear University of Michigan Community:

As Wolverines, the importance of cultivating a culture of care for self and others has always been paramount and is of particular importance in this shared moment of crisis and challenge. It is right for us to reflect on the values we hold as individuals and the values we embrace as a community. University values are outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety.  These values stand as long-held community-defined commitments rooted in social justice and put into practice through a restorative approach. It is these values which continue to serve as a guide as we live into our Pledge to Take Care of the Maize & Blue.

Student Org Fundraising

The Engaging Victors Fundraising Conference is virtual this year!

Students and student organizations can register here.

Mission & Core Work

Student Life is committed to student learning and the development of the whole student in a diverse campus community. Through our programs, services, facilities and partnerships, we facilitate students' transformation and enrich their education.


With the goals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Harm Reduction and Well-Being, Telling Our Story, Structure/Infrastructure for Sustainability and Success, Student Life seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of U-M students.

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Contact Us

Office of the Vice President for Student Life
6015 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340
Office: 734 764 5132
FAX: 734 763 7320

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The University of Michigan welcomes and supports students without regard to their nationality or citizenship.

Student Life Response to Executive Orders