This guide on how to get to UMTRI includes directions from Detroit Metro Airport, downtown Detroit, and Lansing.  As well, nearby hotels and their phone numbers are pinned on a local map for your convenience. This guide includes UMTRI parking information. There is designated visitor parking in front of the building and visitor permits are available at the reception desk. For those with U-M parking stickers, we have Yellow designated lots.


Meeting and conference rooms at UMTRI and its neighboring university facilities can accommodate audiences up to 300 attendees.  Teleconferencing, A/V services, as well as catering can be arranged by UMTRI to help contribute to your meeting’s success.  For further information on hosting your event here, please contact UMTRI’s director of marketing and communications.

UMTRI provides wireless network access free of charge to visitors. The wireless SSID “MGuest” is serviced by the University’s Information Technology Services. It is open and insecure with no encryption supplied by the network. The network has a limited set of service ports and is treated like a non-UM network. For more information on the MGuest wireless network including how to connect, please visit this ITS page on the MGuest service. 


The parking lot south of the UMTRI entrance has three accessible parking spots. Two spots require a yellow parking pass, while the third spot requires a visitor pass. The parking spots are about 150 feet to UMTRI’s main entrance, which has two sets of double doors controllable with an accessible button. UMTRI’s elevators are just to the left of the main entrance, and the main UMTRI conference room is just beyond the elevators. Accessible restrooms are also located off of the main lobby.


General information about the University of Michigan campus and the surrounding community in Ann Arbor including a directory for visitors can be found at the Campus Information Center’s homepage.  It’s a great first stop for UMTRI visitors who have some free time after stopping by to see us.  This map of local restaurants might also be of help to you when planning your day here.

Ann Arbor’s Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a website for visitors to find information on accommodations, dining, things to do, and events in the greater Ann Arbor area at


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