Creating Connections and Community at UM-Dearborn

UM-Dearborn offers gathering spaces, dining options, and other services and amenities needed in daily college life.

Learn more about the shops and services offered in the University Center, Fairlane Center, Union at Dearborn, and Mardigian Library

The University Center

The University Center (UC) is a gathering place for our campus community on UM-Dearborn's central campus. It is home to many convenient shops and services including:

The UC is also home to the following departments:

University Center Hours (Summer 2021 Semester)

University Center
  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED
McKinley Cafe


  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Regular Hours
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED 
University of Michigan Credit Union
  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (CLOSED FOR LUNCH: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
  • Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED


Fairlane Center

Meeting space, two buildings and two colleges at the Fairlane Center.

Meeting space at the Fairlane Center at 19000 Hubbard Drive, adjacent to UM-Dearborn’s main campus on Evergreen, offers nearly 22,000 square feet of meeting, conference and event rental space. With 10 meeting rooms, from the 1,200 sq. ft. classrooms to a 5,400 banquet room and many rooms in-between. Many of the rooms offer configurable space for you to host your next meeting or special event. The Fairlane Center is centrally located in Wayne County and in metro-Detroit offering plenty of free visitor parking on surface lots near the building’s north entrance. 

The complex is comprised of two buildings, Fairlane Center North and South, adjoined through a hallway, allowing for inside travel as event rooms are situated in both locations.

Both the College of Business and the College of Education Health and Human Services, as well as academic classrooms are housed at Fairlane Center throughout the north and south buildings. Rental meeting rooms, study lounges, numerous quiet study rooms and the Picasso Deli also reside here, creating a distinct synergy of academia and social gathering space.

Please reach out to the University Unions & Events team to reserve space for your next event at 313-583-6511 or utilize this link:  Space and Reservations Form.

Fairlane Center Hours

Fairlane Conference Center
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED
Picasso Fairlane, Fairlane Center South

This storefront will be closed for the Fall 2021 semester.

The Union at Dearborn

The Union at Dearborn has much to offer the UM-Dearborn campus.

Student life activities abound in the Victor’s Den which is home to ping pong and pool tables and boasts open spacious seating – perfect for informal gatherings to study, eat and relax. Both the Union team and the UM-Dearborn team design programming with the residents, students, and campus community top of mind. On a given day, you may see hundreds enjoying a pancake breakfast, a group in a heated game of ping pong or a crowd gathered to watch a U of M basketball game. You may see a small group collaborating for a group project or a plethora of residents eating popcorn while enjoying a movie night.

The Union at Dearborn has much to offer UM-Dearborn students.

As the first housing option specifically designed for UM-Dearborn students in decades, this independently owned space is beautifully appointed, offering fully furnished apartments as well as a wide range of amenities. Gathering spaces at the Union at Dearborn offer a place for memorable collegiate experiences to happen, as well as fostering a sense of home. 

Use this link for general or leasing information at Union at Dearborn.

The Union at Dearborn has much to offer the community.

With rental rooms and meeting space available, the Union at Dearborn is a wonderful choice for meetings, workshops, conferences or special events. The Union offers the House of Maize and Blue, a spacious 120-seat-single-level theater which is configurable to accommodate many requests or needs.  Other available spaces for rental include a 25-person meeting room and an 8-person breakout room. Please reach out to the University Unions & Events team to reserve space for your next event at 313-583-6511 or Space and Reservations Form.

Mug Life Cafe

The Mug Life Cafe is located on the first floor of the Mardigian Library near the building entrance. It offers specialty coffees, muffins, bagels, croissants, and more.

Visit the Campus Dining page to learn more about retail dining and vending services on campus.

Need help finding something?

University Unions & Events Information Services can provide you with accurate and timely information about campus resources, services and events. Our main Information Services Desk is located in the University Center. We also maintain information stations at Fairlane Center North and Union at Dearborn.

Contact us for any general campus, services or activities information: or 313-583-6330.

University Unions and Events

1133 - Information Desk
University Center (UC)
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