Parents and Families

Study Spaces

The University’s Unions are open for study, respite and creation via a web-based space reservation system called Study Spaces at U-M. Study Spaces helps your student find and reserve designated individual study spaces, computer stations, a space to take a remote class, or just a dedicated quiet touchdown spot between classes.

“Public health and safety requirements have limited the number of spaces available for studying on campus this year,” said Amy Dittmar, senior vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs.  “The Study Spaces at U-M tool helps us address the needs we’ve been hearing from campus and provide quiet places to study where possible to support our students’ academic success and well-being.” added Dittmar.

Study Spaces at U-M currently has over 2,200 individual spaces that can be reserved on North Campus and Central Campus. All individual study spaces are socially distanced and have disinfecting materials available to align with public health safety requirements. 

Your student can reserve traditional study spaces and computer stations in academic buildings within the College of Engineering, LSA, School for Environment and Sustainability, Ford School of Public Policy, Rackham Graduate School, and School of Information, and in other campus buildings, such as the Michigan Union, Michigan League, Shapiro Undergraduate Library, and U-M Museum of Art.

In addition, the Movement Studio and Creative Space in the Michigan Union are available. All three unions -- Michigan Union, Michigan League and Pierpont Commons -- offer internet, computer and printing stations and study spaces (reservable or just open seating.)

The Michigan Union and Pierpont have locations for food, the bookstore and Tech Shop (by appointment only).

Learn more about the spaces available and the tool.