Joan and Sanford Weill Hall

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Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Joan and Sanford Weill Hall opened in August 2006. The 85,000-square-foot building on the northeast corner of State and Hill streets offers state-of-the-art classrooms, event spaces, and comfortable niches for student-faculty study and collaboration.

Weill Hall's highly visible location at a gateway to central campus positions it as a central venue for public discussion of current national and international policy issues. Its stately facade of brickwork and stone complements the style of other longstanding University of Michigan landmarks, including the Michigan Union, the Michigan League, Lorch Hall, and the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Weill Hall's three primary wings are arranged in a U-shape to maximize the amount of natural light inside. These wings embrace an east-facing courtyard on the second level. Throughout the building, alcoves and lounges of various shapes and sizes provide the informal meeting spaces that are crucial to faculty-student collaboration and community.

Click here to see photos of Weill Hall and other University of Michigan landmarks.

Winter 2021 Weill Hall building hours

Our building hours will be limited in winter 2021, to allow for cleaning and other health and safety measures.

  • Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday - 12-6 pm key card access for faculty & staff; students by special request only

The building will be available via MCard Access only (open to members of the Ford School community and students enrolled in classes at Weill Hall).

Ford School faculty and staffFull details about how to access the building are available on our Intranet.

Visitors and guests: We are unable to accommodate visitors and guests on campus, so that we can provide the safest learning experience for our students, faculty, and staff.

How to reserve space

Space in Weill Hall may be reserved only by members of the Ford School community for events and activities tied to the school's mission. Read more about our reservation policies and available facilities, then request a room. Please direct questions to fspp-facilities@umich.edu.

Step 1: Read Ford School policies

Space in Weill Hall is only available for reservation by members of the Ford School community for activities related to the mission of the Ford School. A minimum of four Ford School students must be in attendance for non-Ford School events. Rooms may be reserved for four-hour blocks of time. If there are circumstances in which more time is required, please contact the facilities manager at fspp-facilities@umich.edu.

Exceptions do apply to the five “classrooms”—Walter and Leonore Annenberg Auditorium, Betty Ford Classroom, Paul and Nancy O’Neill Classroom, Max and Marjorie Fisher Classroom, and the David G. and Judith C. Frey, Frey Foundation Classroom—as these classrooms are generally scheduled for U-M courses during the day.

Though the registrar controls the daytime scheduling of these rooms, requests for the use of the space should go through the Ford School facilities manager. Please click on the room description links below for more detailed information about room availability and reservation arrangements.

For those needing to reserve office space for staff, faculty, PhD students, or research assistants—please read the Office Allocation Procedures and complete the Office Space Request Form. Completed forms should be returned to the 4th floor "Facilities" mailbox.

How to reserve a room

Rooms are available for study if you have two or more people in your group. Please send an email request at least one business day (Monday - Friday) before you need the space via the “Request a Room” button above. In the “attendee names” section of your reservation, please provide the name of each group member. You do not have the room until you receive your email confirmation.

Note: Room requests are not processed after hours or on weekends. If there are circumstances in which more time is required, please contact the facilities manager at fspp-facilities@umich.edu.

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