Parents and Families

If you’re planning to visit campus in April, you may want to know about some of the major construction and renovation projects.

One of the areas that will be most affected is the State Street corridor between South University and North University Avenues. Although State Street will still be open to vehicle traffic in both directions, traffic may move slower due to these projects: 

The Michigan Union will be open and functioning as usual through April 29, 2018, and the sign outside the building will be available for graduation photos. On April 30, however, the Union will close for renovation, including construction of a new light-filled, enclosed, interior courtyard (pictured). Anticipated re-opening is early winter semester 2020.  The new locations of all of the services moving from the building can be found on the Find It /Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

The Literature, Science, and Arts (LSA) building, next door to the Michigan Union on State Street, is adding space for the new LSA Opportunity Hub. Vehicles and pedestrians can still pass. Visitors to the building must enter from State Street. 

The new Trotter Multicultural Center is being built on State Street, to the north of the LSA building, on what was the Betsy Barbour/Helen Newberry East Lawn. Pedestrians must cross the street in that location.

The Museum of Natural History is currently closed, awaiting the move to its new space in the Biological Sciences Building, next door. Beloved dinosaurs, whales, and mastodons will greet visitors when the museum re-opens in 2019. If you visited the old museum, you might appreciate this Museum memories video.

On North Campus, the North Campus Recreation Building has closed for renovation until fall 2018. This closure does not impede traffic.

In addition to these efforts, other construction and renovation projects are underway. See Major Projects for a list of all projects.

Looking for a particular building on campus? The Interactive Campus Map can help you find it.

Hope your visit to campus is wonderful!


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