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.

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Weill Hall building hours

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

  • Open hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm
  • Card reader hours:
    • University Community: 6:00pm-7:30pm Mon-Fri
    • Ford School Community: 6:00pm-7:30am Mon-Fri and weekends  

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. At this time, only Ford School student organizations can reserve space for meetings. Rooms may be reserved for four-hour blocks of time. If there are circumstances in which more time is required, or if you have any questions please contact the facilities manager at  fspp-facilities@umich.edu.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with our Emergency Action Plan (Adobe PDF)

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