Travel and Lodging

Welcome to ECE! This page provides info for traveling to Ann Arbor and ECE, getting around campus and town, parking, and searching out lodging. Other pages on this site have info on how to arrange for a student visit and things to do in Ann Arbor and throughout the region.

Driving Directions

We are located at 1301 Beal Avenue in Ann Arbor, MI. Please click on the map below to get directions from your current location.

If you are driving from Detroit Metro Airport,, the distance is 28 miles and will take approx, 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • Take highway I-94 West to exit 180 (18.5 mi),
  • Highway US-23 North to exit 41 (5.8 mi), Plymouth Road,
  • Plymouth Rd. West to Murfin Road (1.7 mi), turn left onto
  • Murfin Rd. to public parking lot (0.6 mi) at the Pierpont Commons (which is on the corner of Murfin and Bonisteel Blvd).
  • The EECS Building, home to most faculty in the division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is on the far side of the bell tower.

Building and Campus Maps


Please refer to the North Campus Parking map below for parking locations on North Campus. The parking lots shaded in blue require a permit. The lots marked in red are paid parking spots. You are able to pay by credit card.

There is a drive with 15 minute parking in front of the Lurie Engineering Center. Please don't park in the Blue Parking lot near the building unless you have already received a parking permit or you will get a ticket.

Click on map for larger PDF version

Additional information is available from U-M Parking and Transportation Services.

Directions to the Main ECE Offices

The main offices for Electrical and Computer Engineering are on the third floor of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) building. There are a variety of entrances into the buidling. Once in the EECS building, head to the center of the atrium to the elevators.

Take the elevators to the third floor, and exit left.

The first left will take you to the Undergraduate Office. Otherwise, head straight down the hallway, and then take a left at the first hallway. A suite of offices will be on your right, where you will find the Chair's Office, administrative offices, and at the other end of the suite, the Graduate Offices.

Getting Around Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a highly walkable and bikeable city. However, it can be best to take a U-M bus when traveling between North and Central campuses or, if driving yourself, to take advantage of visitor parking spaces. U-M buses run frequently and can be ridden at no cost.

Magic bus: real-time display of U-M bus locations on routes

Where to Stay

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