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 →

News + Updates

Detroit Center Closed July 14-16 for Concert of Colors; Reopening July 17

In preparation for the Concert of Colors, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will be closed on July 14-16 and reopen on Monday, July 17. The Concert of Colors Wolverine Outdoor Stage (supported by the U-M Detroit Center) in the Sonick Courtyard.

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Concert of Colors returns to Midtown Detroit for its 25th anniversary

Concert of Colors began as a modest, yet highly ambitious, one-day event at a single venue on Detroit’s east riverfront. Now, the popular annual event returns to multiple venues in Midtown Detroit July 12-16, 2017, for its landmark 25th-anniversary celebration of music from around the world. In recent years, attendance has reached 80,000 people.

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QLine Service Begins May 12; Stop Located Near Detroit Center

Beginning on Friday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., the QLine transit service along Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be open to the public. For individuals riding the Detroit Connector bus, a QLine station is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Woodward Avenue, at the opposite corner of the Detroit Connector bus stop.

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Sankofa Film Series

6th Annual Sankofa Film Series

Detroit Center

February 10 – May 12, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 PM

MDetroit Student Service Workshop III

MDetroit Student Service Workshop III

Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

March 21, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Concert of Colors

Concert of Colors

Detroit Center

July 15-16, 2017

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM