Here is a quick run-down of everything you need to know about the Michigan League, starting with its history.
The Michigan Union, already built and established in 1919, was considered an “all-inclusive” community for men. Women were only allowed in through the North entrance with a male escort. In 1921, the Women’s League of the University raised funds to build a center for women's social, cultural and recreational activities on campus: the Michigan League. On May 4, 1929, the League officially opened, offering a welcoming space to everyone.
Now every university building is open to all. In fact, there is an Inn at the League that is a parent-favorite. The League is considered the “cozy nook” of Central Campus. Filled with comfy couches and quiet study spots, with it’s central location, it is a great place to study in-between classes. During the warmer months, students like to enjoy the courtyard garden on the Fletcher Street side of the building. And computer stations and printers are located in the building, also.
The League also offers a variety of food options for quick grab or a time to linger. The staples include Beanster’s Cafe and U-Go’s Express. Beanster’s is known for it’s coffee and sandwiches (try the award-winning Griffin) and great study space, with U-Go’s your on-campus convenience store. So much packed into a small space! What makes the League unique is their visiting vendors. Local restaurants feature some of their specialties at lunch during the week in the “Underground”, allowing students to taste different local flavors. Here is the schedule for this upcoming semester, 11am - 2pm:
Mon - Palm Palace (Mediterranean)
Tues - Ray’s Red Hots (hot dogs and then some)
Wed - Jamaican Jerk Pit (Flavors of the Caribbean)
Thurs- Chela’s (Mexican street food)
Friday - Palm Palace
You can use Blue Bucks and Dining Dollars for Beanster’s, U-Go’s and the rotating vendors.
There you have it - the main things you need to know about the Michigan League. Hope to see you soon!