For over 100 years, the University Unions has been serving the University of Michigan community. In 1914, the University of Michigan became one of the seven founders of the Association of College Unions International. More history.
University Unions offers a full range of services and amenities which are needed in daily campus life and in support of the mission of the University. These include retail services and support offices, facilities and programmatic support, and professional consultation. Please note: The Michigan Union is closed for renovation from Spring, 2018 until Winter, 2020.
Retail Services & Support Offices
Within the Michigan League, Pierpont Commons and Michigan Union you will find everything from brand name fast food restaurants, table service sit down dining, and full service catering; to services such as banking, travel, and computer supply; to a Ticketmaster outlet and campus box office; to full service U-M Bookstores and convenience stores. University Unions also hosts a variety of campus support and student organization offices to help students and others navigate life at the U-M.
Facilities & Programmatic Support
The three campus union buildings comprise over 500,000 square feet – making UU one of the largest college union complexes in the world. Available for use are a variety of spaces and programmatic support, including over 40 meeting rooms and full service event management services, 21 hotel rooms, billiards and recreation space, and plenty of study space.
University Unions offers leadership and skill-based experience to over 500 student employees and volunteers. UU is always ready to provide assistance, whether it includes meeting and conference management help, student organization accounting and banking services, student organization graphic or advertising assistance, major event production or promotion consulting, or student and student organization leadership development opportunities.
University Unions is proud to be a founding member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). Founded in 1914, ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services. For more information on ACUI go to www.acui.org.