Travel and Lodging

Driving Directions

To reach the ECE from Detroit Metro Airport:
(Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Ann Arbor is 28 miles, 40 minutes)

  • Take highway I-94 West to exit 180 (18.5 mi), then --
  • Highway US-23 North to exit 41 (5.8 mi), Plymouth Road, then --
  • Plymouth Rd. West to Murfin Road (1.7 mi), turn left on --
  • Murfin Rd. to public parking lot (0.6 mi) at the Pierpont Commons (which is on the corner of Murfin and Bonisteel Blvd).
  • The EECS Building, home to most faculty in the division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is on the far side of the bell tower.

Building and Campus Maps


All University parking lots and structures require a parking pass or are metered. Enforcement hours vary by lot.

Visitors to ECE (which is housed in the EECS Building) will find most convenient parking as shown on this North Campus Parking Map (pdf). Visitor parking is marked in red on the map. Visitors park in numbered spaces and pay at pay booths in the lot.

Additional information is available from U-M Parking and Transportation Services.

Getting Around Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a highly walkable and bikeable city. However, it can be best to take a U-M bus when traveling between North and Central campuses or, if driving yourself, to take advantage of visitor parking spaces. U-M buses run frequently and can be ridden at no cost.

Magic bus: real-time display of U-M bus locations on routes

Where to Stay

Hotels and other visitor accommodations:

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