Weill Hall: a space to learn and engage
Below, take a virtual walk around Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, home of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Located at 735 South State Street in Ann Arbor, Weill Hall marks the southern gateway to central campus.
Constructed in 2006, the facility is state-of-the-art and yet provides warm and welcoming gathering spaces for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.
Click below to jump to previews of our facilities:
360 degree views of our classrooms
Betty Ford Classroom 1110 (360 Photo).
1210 - Frey Foundation Classroom (360 Photo)
1220 - Max and Marjorie Fisher Classroom (360 Photo).
1230 - Paul and Nancy O’Neill Classroom (360 Photo).
3rd Floor Seminar Room (360 Photo).
5th Floor Seminar Room (360 Photo).
Academic facilities around the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan consistently ranks as one of the finest academic and research institutions in the nation. Ford School students are encouraged to utilize the full range of university academic and research facilities in support of their studies.
U-M Research Centers
Other U-M research centers with which the Ford School has regular interaction include the Institute for Social Research, the nation's longest-standing laboratory for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences, and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, which has one of the world's largest archives in the social sciences.
Ford School faculty members conduct research in conjunction with numerous other research centers on campus, including: The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, the Office of Tax Policy Research, the International Institute, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured, the William Davidson Institute, the Population Studies Center, and many more.
Consistently ranked as one of the top ten academic research libraries in North America, the University Library makes available an extraordinary array of resources and services. Nineteen libraries on the University of Michigan campus offer a wealth of resources in traditional as well as digital formats. The library's expert staff is committed to helping patrons tap the full potential of these information resources and to providing a full spectrum of assistance for research and teaching. Staff help students at every step in their educational career and work closely with faculty and graduate students to support their research needs.
Print collections number over 7 million volumes, covering thousands of years of civilization, from papyri to reports of the latest advances in science and medicine. The library's primary commitment in building collections is to meet the research and instructional needs of University of Michigan faculty and students. In doing so, the breadth and depth of subject, date, and language coverage makes the University Library's collection an international resource in support of virtually all fields of scholarly endeavor.
In addition to the impressive array of print resources, the University Library's premier digital library creates and makes available text, image, and other online collections to scholars and readers around the globe. These carefully curated digital resources complement and extend the traditional holdings of the Library.
Renovated Student Union
One of the most beloved buildings on Central Campus, the Michigan Union is impressive in stature and alive with activity. The Michigan Union houses study and meeting spaces, six eateries, shops, and student services. And it’s home to the IdeaHub for student organizations, run by the Center for Campus Involvement. While you’re here, be sure to stroll through the historic halls, enjoy the beautifully restored architectural details and imagine all the Wolverines who have come through the doors.
Want to take a self-guided tour? This digital tour will guide you through what’s new.