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If you are interested in visiting SEAS and the U-M campus, please contact our Admissions Coaches at seas-admissions@umich.edu. Please let us know at that time if you have any special travel needs. Note: Ann Arbor is in the Eastern time zone.

Getting Here

SEAS is located in the Dana Building, at the northeast corner of the Diag—an open square with diagonal walkways that, together with the Campus Mall, defines the core and the heart of Central Campus. Dana is adjacent to the Chemistry Building and Randall Laboratory.

By plane: Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is the closest international, full-service airport, about 25 miles/30 minutes from campus. The Michigan Flyer shuttle service operates a regular and cost-effective way to move between Ann Arbor and DTW.  

By train: Amtrak provides daily service to Ann Arbor.

By bus: Megabus is a low cost bus transportation option if you are traveling between cities. (The Ann Arbor stop is at the South State Street Park + Ride.) Greyhound also services Ann Arbor.

By car:

  • Driving from the southeast: take I-94 West until Exit 180 (US-23 North). Continue on US-23 North until Exit 37B (Washtenaw-Ann Arbor). You will then be heading west on Washtenaw. Stay in the right lane for approximately 1.5 miles. Washtenaw turns at an angle to the right (the center and left lanes will continue forward and becomes Stadium). Continue on Washtenaw until you reach campus. Turn left onto Geddes and make the next left onto Church. 

  • Driving from the northeast: take M-14 until Exit 8 (US-23 South). Continue on US-23 until Exit 37B (Washtenaw-Ann Arbor). You will then be heading west on Washtenaw. Stay in the right lane for approximately 1.5 miles. Washtenaw turns at an angle to the right (the center and left lanes will continue forward and becomes Stadium) Continue on Washtenaw until you reach campus. Turn left onto Geddes and make the next left onto Church. 

  • Driving from the north: take US-23 South until Exit 45 for M-14 West. Continue on M-14 until Exit 3 for Downtown Ann Arbor. Turn left onto East Huron Street. Continue onto Washtenaw Avenue. Turn right onto Geddes, then left onto Church.

  • Driving from the west: take I-94 East until Exit 177 (State Street). From the exit turn left onto State Street. Continue on State Street to South University. Turn right onto South University. When you reach Church Street, turn left.

Getting Around

Walking is a wonderful way to get around the campus and city. In addition, Ann Arbor is one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities, and detailed information about biking on campus is available.

Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) buses run through campus and across town. AATA buses are free for students to ride with a U-M ID card.  The University of Michigan has its own buses that only run on campus.

Metered parking is available on the street and in surface parking lots all over campus and in cashier-attended City of Ann Arbor structures on South Forest and Maynard Streets. Chech real-time garage occupancy counts.  

Designated visitor parking is available in the Palmer Visitor Parking Structure and other University lots. Check signs posted at the entrances to the lots. To learn more about parking on campus, visit U-M Logistics, Transportation & Parking.

Where to Stay

Hotels within walking distance include the Graduate, the Bell Tower, the Inn at the Michigan League, and the Executive Learning and Conference Center at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Additionally, Ann Arbor has many hotel options.

A Few Suggested Places to Visit On Campus

In case you are on campus and have an extra hour don't miss seeing:

Fast Facts

Known for its small-town charm and big city sophistication, Ann Arbor has a bustling and varied nightlife with restaurants, bars, cafes, and entertainment venues for every taste and temperament. With nearly 118,000 permanent residents, there are things to do year-round. Visit Happening@Michigan to find out more.

Ann Arbor cherishes its reputation as a national center for the arts, and the University of Michigan is a large part of that. Almost every day you will find cultural and intellectual events such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Wynton Marsalis Jazz Orchestra brought to campus by theUniversity Musical Society. Nationally acclaimed events like the Ann Arbor Art Fair draw nearly half a million visitors every year. 

The Huron River runs through Ann Arbor and provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Additionally, Ann Arbor is nationally recognized for its excellent park system. 

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