Category Archives: Weiser Hall

Weiser Hall Dedication

From left, Donald Schmitt, principal architect at Diamond Schmitt Architects; U-M alumni and donors Eileen and Ronald Weiser; and LSA Dean Andrew Martin cut a ceremonial ribbon on Tuesday to mark the dedication of Weiser Hall. The building, formerly known as the Dennison Building, has undergone an extensive renovation to house a number of interdisciplinary and internationally-focused units in LSA, including the International Institute. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg) Credit: The University Record (April 20, 2018)

Read more: Transformed Weiser Hall opens at University of Michigan

Working at Weiser

Weiser Hall is now open, and units have begun occupying the building! After several years of planning, it is very exciting to see the project so close to completion and to see people start using the space. Several tools have been created to help people adapt to working at Weiser Hall and to have reference materials about building features and reservable rooms.

The Weiser Hall Welcome Guide and Room Guide are attached to this post, and can also be found on the Working at Weiser page on the site menu.

Building Hours

The hours for Weiser Hall as of Fall 2017 will be as follows.


Exterior doors are open 7:00am-6:00pm. Anyone with a valid MCard may enter the building from 6:00-10:00pm. Building access is limited from 10:00pm-7:00am to those with departmental authorization (generally this includes non-temporary staff and faculty).

Department suites open at 8:00am, with suite doors closing and restricted access from stairwells and elevators beginning at 5:00pm. The 7th floor is an exception, with standard hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.

Weekends and Holidays

Only people with department authorization will be able to gain entrance through exterior doors and onto the individual floors/suites on weekends and holidays.


Building access and access to floors outside of regular building hours are permitted using an MCard. Permissions and exceptions are maintained in the CCure system. Exceptions to the schedule (e.g., for an evening meeting or event) can be made by the departmental CCure administrator. Other access control adjustments can be made by contacting

It is important for staff in Weiser Hall to carry their MCards in order to gain access to the floor and suite outside of the 8:00am-5:00pm schedule.

Weiser Hall Retreats

In preparation for moving to Weiser Hall, staff and faculty from occupant units are invited to participate in retreats during the month of May. These meetings are being organized by floor, so that people sharing a common space will be able to collectively set expectations for working. The goal is to work together to establish norms while building connections.

Each retreat will take about 2.5 hours, with lunch served either at the beginning or end of the session. The basic agenda we will follow is below.

Introductions, Meeting Objectives, Agenda

Unpacking Change Readiness

  • Defining and identifying change readiness
  • Change Path activity

New Ways of Working

  • Spaces, tools, and behaviors that impact work
  • Mapping a Day activity

Establishing Norms

  • Why do we have norms?
  • I Second That activity
  • Norm development, communication plan

Closing Thoughts and Next Steps

Move-in Schedule

Week of July 17
2nd floor – CGIS & CEAL

Weeks of July 24 & 31
3rd, 4th, 5th floors – International Institute

Week of August 7
6th & 7th floors – MIDAS, Complex Systems,  MCAIM, & CSBYC

Week of August 14
8th floor – Organizational Studies & Barger Leadership Institute

Week of August 21
9th floor – ELI & Weinberg Center for Cognitive Science

Preparing to move

Units will begin moving into Weiser Hall in mid-July, which is 102 calendar days from today! That may seem like plenty of time, but there are some things that can be done now to avoid a last-minute rush.

LSA Facilities has created a Moving Guide with some tips and resources related to moving. While some of these tasks are being managed for Weiser Hall units, the guide is a handy reference about the overall process.

You must be logged into a U-M Google account to view the Moving Guide, which can be accessed here.

Directions and Parking

Weiser Hall is located at 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor.

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There is limited metered street parking near Weiser Hall on Church Street and South University Avenue. Two parking structures are approximately two blocks away:

Forest Avenue Public Parking Structure

  • Parking rate is $1.20 per hour.

Palmer Drive Public Parking Structure

  • Parking rate is $1.50 per hour Monday-Saturday.
  • On Sundays, park in the blue staff-faculty parking area at no cost.

For more information about parking in Ann Arbor, please visit DDA Ann Arbor.

University of Michigan employees with a U-M parking permit will find the Church Street structure the closest to Weiser Hall, with the Hill Street, Thayer Street, and Forest Avenue structures all within walking distance. Please note that many University parking structures are free and open to the public after 6 pm each day and on Sunday. For more information about parking at the University of Michigan, please visit Parking & Transportation Services.

Document Retention and Shredding

Now is the time to prepare for the move to Weiser Hall by sorting through files and deciding what does and does not need to be taken to the new space. If you’re not sure what documents the department needs to keep, please see the LSA Records Retention Policy for current guidelines.

Units may want to scan documents rather than discard them. If that’s the case, consider using ITS Imaging Services, which can assist with scanning and digitizing files.

For secure shredding, U-M’s strategic supplier is Corrigan. With a shortcode, they can deliver bins that they will later pick up and take for shredding. See the Corrigan flyer or reach out to the contact:

Sales Rep: Dan Burke
Office direct: (734) 973-4405
Cell: (734) 347-8080

Business card, stationery ordering

For information about how to order new business cards, letterhead, and envelopes with Weiser Hall addresses, please see the “Weiser Hall business card, stationery ordering” resource. It is recommended that new materials are ordered approximately 2-4 weeks prior to moving into Weiser Hall. For large units with many business cards, ordering up to 6 weeks in advance is advisable.