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University Unions

Study Spaces

Need a place to study? The Unions are accommodating! Find your study space. 


Art Lounge

The Art Lounge mixes the function of a gallery and study lounge to create an intriguing exhibit space with a comfortable atmosphere for studying. Students primarily create the exhibited artwork; however, works by other members of the University and greater community are occasionally featured. In addition to artwork, the lounge also houses a grand piano, open to the University community.

Location: 1st floor of Michigan Union, on south side of building, adjacent to the Campus Information Center
Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00am to 2:00am; Sunday 9:00am to 2:00am


During the warmer months, when the awnings have been rolled out, the patio (just past the Campus Information Center) on the first floor is open daily. This area is an inviting place to eat your take out, use your laptop or catch up with friends.

Hours: Michigan Union (Monday - Saturday 7am to 2am; Sunday 9am to 2am)

Reading and Quiet Study Lounge

Spacious, yet cozy, the Union’s Quiet Study Lounge was once the official “Reading Room." Here you can study in a quiet atmosphere, at well-lit tables or in overstuffed chairs by the fireplace. Lots of windows and comfortable surrounding make this a great place to study! Electrical outlets and wireless Internet are available. Please be courteous of your fellow students and refrain from cell phone use.

Location: 1st floor, on the north side of the Michigan Union, directly across from the Art Lounge
Hours: Monday - Saturday 7am to 2am; Sunday 9am to 2am

The MUG and Tap Room

The Michigan Union Grill and Tap Room, located on the ground floor, are great places for having a group study session, checking your email or catching up on the news. In addition to lots of booths and tables, computer stations, printer and a television, the MUG is home to seven of our eateries, and our very own convenience store: U-gos

Location: Michigan Union Ground floor
For specifc hours on eateries and U-gos please visit our hours page.