Student Life

The University of Michigan has installed 13 outdoor canopies around campus to provide individual students additional space for studying, rest, and eating between classes.

Canopy Locations:

Central Campus
Michigan Union - North
Michigan Union - South
South Quad - North
South Quad - East
Palmer Field
Ingalls Mall
Angell Hall
Weiser Hall
North Campus
Gerstacker Grove
Walgreen Drama Center
Duderstadt Center
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Hours of Operation

Dates: 8/24/20 - 10/28/20

Mon - Fri
Aug 8am-8pm
Sep 8am-7:30pm
Oct 8am-6:30pm
Sat - Sun/Holidays:
Hours on weekend start at 12 noon


Usage guidelines

  • Canopies are for individual use only and not schedulable, no gatherings, groups or parties.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in the canopy with the exception of brief meal consumption.
  • Six feet of social distance maintained at all times.
  • Furniture should not be moved in order to maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • Do not tamper with or alter the canopy structure.
  • No consumption of alcohol.

Other Information

  • The MWireless WiFi network will be provided at all student canopies.
  • Electrical power and lighting is not available in the canopies.
  • Canopy capacities are set at 72 square feet/person
  • Students are expected to use disinfecting wipes on table surfaces before and after use. Hand sanitizer is available in each canopy.
  • Tables in each canopy are cleaned regularly by U-M staff each day of operation.
  • Canopies will not be open for operation in inclement weather.

Canopy operations are subject to change, check this site for the most current information. Temporary canopy closures due to inclement weather will not be listed on this site.

To find additional places to study after the canopies are taken down on October 28, please visit

Information updated Oct. 15, 2020