Beyond Campus

Branch out beyond campus. Experience what your community has to offer.

Pull glass with world-class artisans at nearby Greenfield Village. Take a quick trip to Detroit, where you can cheer on the Tigers at Comerica Park and check out more than 60,000 pieces of artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Metropolitan Detroit is home to music venues small and large that attract majors acts as well as beloved local bands.

Southeast Michigan has so much to offer, from lush nature reserves to a budding tech-savvy start-up scene, world cuisine to homegrown arts. Whether you’re interested in a visit or in spending your life here, make sure you make time to explore.

Local Hotels

The Dearborn area offers a range of hotels to accommodate you during your stay:

Where to Eat

You can find coffee, snacks and meals to go right on campus. Central campus offerings include McKinley Café and Starbucks.

Off-campus options in Dearborn are eclectic, spanning cuisine from around the world. Satisfy any craving, from burgers and falafel to shawarma and sushi… and everything in between. Check out the Dearborn Patch restaurant section for a full listing.

Local Attractions

Take some time to explore the metropolitan area and soak in the region’s history, culture and recreation. The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau offer extensive listings of nearby attractions.

Some of our favorite spots include:

UM-Dearborn Difference Maker

Our students are improving the lives of others and making an impact in the community. Meet more Difference Makers.

We all have an obligation to try and make a difference.
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Did you know?

Where American industry meets Midwestern wildlife: We have over 70 acres of preserved natural areas in our own backyard, and we’re not even 2 miles away from the Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters.