Study Spaces

Updated: Sept 17, 2020

Michigan Engineering and many other schools and colleges have adjusted their study spaces due to COVID-19. Most spaces have lowered density to create distancing, added PPE, and increased scheduled sanitation. In the College of Engineering, we have both open, non-reservable spaces, and reservable spaces available to fit your needs.

Reservable Study Spaces

If you’d rather have a pre-planned place to go between classes, when studying on campus or to take a remote class, use the Study Spaces at U-M tool to reserve a space. It integrates scheduling for many locations around North Campus, including Pierpont, the Duderstadt Center, CAEN labs, and departmental study rooms. In addition to picking a building you would like to find a space in, you can also select if you want a computer station, table, comfy chair, or even a private study room.

For instructions on using the tool, refer to the U-M Study Spaces page for How to Reserve a Study Space.

Open, Non-reservable Spaces

Various types of spaces around campus are available for students to utilize where no reservation is needed.

Study & Eating

Outdoor Canopies

The University has installed several outdoor canopies around Central and North campuses to provide additional space for studying, rest, and eating between classes. For more information, refer to the U-M Student Life page for Canopy Information, Locations & Guidelines.

Other spaces

These areas are also available for eating/studying:

  • LBME atrium
  • EECS atrium
  • Chrysler Center lobby
  • Duderstadt Center art gallery
  • Beyster atrium
  • Dow 2 story lounge
  • GGBrown blue lounge
  • GGBrown atrium

Atriums & Lounges

Most Engineering buildings have reconfigured lounges and atriums to meet COVID-19 guidelines and do not require reservations. This includes many of the popular locations such as the atriums of Beyster, Chrysler, EECS and Pierpont, along with the basement of the Duderstadt Center.

Open CAEN Computer Labs

The two CAEN labs in 2420 EECS and 1695 Beyster can also be used for drop-in access, and do not require reservations to use the computers.

Dining Spaces on Campus

In addition to the dining halls, the Michigan Unions (Michigan Union, League, Pierpont) all have some food locations open. Whether you want a full meal, are looking for quick, healthy, to-go options, or just a coffee and snack, all of the places you are familiar with are available.

Getting to North Campus

  • Buses are running more frequently to accommodate social distancing while travelling to North Campus. To track bus locations or plan your trip, you can use the Magic Bus online app.
  • If you are commuting to campus, a list of parking locations on North campus is also available on the U-M Logistics, Transportation & Parking page. Paid visitor parking is also available, and some locations offer options for free Park & Ride services.


For technical help with the Study Spaces at U-M tool described above, contact the ITS Service Center.

For help about gaining access to a specific space, reach out to the local building contacts.