Happening in Detroit

U-M visit inspires Detroit high school students to consider health care careers

Two dozen students from Detroit’s Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy were welcomed to the University of Michigan to learn about the roles of health care providers and potential career opportunities.

26th annual Concert of Colors returns to Detroit in July with new sister festival in Jackson

Spotlighting vulnerable communities, state violence, trauma and healing, this year’s diversity-themed music festival produced by the Arab American National Museum (AANM) takes place Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15, 2018, at venues throughout Midtown Detroit and at AANM itself.

Robots to invade Detroit for global competition

Robotics will take center stage later this month when tens of thousands of students from across the world descend on Detroit for the competition. The FIRST Championship — in which student teams battle robots on a playing field — marks the first time the event will be held in Michigan, and it arrives in the Motor City at a time when interest and participation in robotics have exploded across the state, organizers say.


Noel Night

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Detroit Center

June 5 & 6, 2018

Eye On Detroit: Automation Apocalypse

Campus Community Visit

Detroit Center and Ann Arbor

May, 21 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Concert of Colors

Eye on Detroit | #MeToo: What Now?

Detroit Center

March 29, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


The University of Michigan Detroit Center was founded in September 2005 in an effort to mutually enrich University and Detroit communities through service, education, research and the exchange of culture. Serving as a visible symbol of the nearly 200-year relationship between university and city, the Detroit Center provides a gateway for University and urban communities to utilize each other’s learning, research and cultural activities.

Conducted under the auspices of the University’s Office of the Provost, the facility accommodates research projects and outreach initiatives while also offering space for an increasing number of University programs involving Detroit citizens and organizations.

The facility includes offices and space for meetings, exhibitions, and lectures while serving as a home base for students and faculty working on projects in Detroit. Learn More about Detroit Center →