UM SPH Facilities
Important Notice Regarding M28 Parking Lot
June 2-August 2, 2013
New Student Orientation will be held in Markley Hall this summer. To accommodate parking for orientation, a portion of the M28 Lot on Washington Heights will be closed during orientation.
For the period of June 2 through August 2, 46 spaces will be closed on the east end of the M28 Lot. During this two-month period, it is suggested that current M28 parkers consider exchanging their Blue Permit for an Orange Permit, park in a commuter lot, and take a U-M bus to their work location.
Park and transit options to consider:
- NCRC commuter lots (Orange Permit parking):
- NC90, NC91 – total of approx. 150 spaces vacant each day
- Bus service to/from Medical Campus area:
- U-M Commuter: Mon.-Fri., 6:20 a.m.-1:20 a.m., every 10 mins. until 7:30 p.m., then every 15 mins.
- U-M Northwood -Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-12:10 a.m., every 10 mins. until 9:55 p.m., then every 20 mins.
- U-M Research Link: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 a.m., every 15 mins.
- South Campus commuter lots (Orange Permit parking):
- SC6, SC7 – total approx. 230 spaces vacant each day
- Bus service to/from MedicalCampus area:
- U-M Commuter: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-1:10 a.m., every 10 mins. until 7:30 p.m., then every 15 mins.
For other potential options, please see U-M Parking and Transportation Services.
Room 2759 in SPH I is a private room for lactating mothers. To receive the room access code, please email Rachel Flint (email@example.com) for instructions.
UM Police Reminders for Campus Safety
What can an individual do to help stay safe?
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times. (Don’t wear earphones or talk on the phone when walking, for example.)
- Walk with a trusted friend whenever possible.
- Reduce vulnerability by monitoring alcohol intake.
- Attempt to walk in well-lit, high-traffic areas.
- Keep apartment and car doors locked.
- Consider late-night transportation options, including taxi services. There are several options including a service that provides transportation from central or north campus. Search “night transportation options” from the UM Gateway.
- Immediately report suspicious behavior to police (911 or 734-763-1131.). Police would rather respond to something that turns out to be OK than be called after suspects have fled the area.
- For students and staff of the university, sign up for the UM emergency alert. The system sends a text and voice mail to your phone and email if there is an urgent situation. You can sign up through Wolverine Access.
UM's Severe Weather Policy
Campus leaders remind the community that the university's severe-weather policy encourages all employees to make a reasonable effort to report to work as scheduled.
In the event of severe weather:
- Campus officials will attempt to keep the university open for classes and maintain regular operations because most students live on campus.
- If operations are being maintained in a staff member's department, he or she should report to work or notify his or her supervisor if reasonable attempts to do so fail, according to university Emergency Closure and Emergency Operations Reduction (SPG 201.27).
- Students, faculty and staff members who live a distance away are asked to make every reasonable effort to get to campus so that essential services can be maintained. At the same time they are advised to use good judgment about the risks of travel.
- UM employees are expected to take vacation time or Paid Time Off if they miss work. Staff members also may elect time off without pay. Read more.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
- National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning
- severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH
- hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public
- an attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred
Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County's emergency broadcasters are:
- WEMU 89.1 FM
- WWWW 102.9 FM
- WQKL 107.1 FM
- WTKA 1050 AM
- WLBY 1290 AM
Road Closures and Traffic Updates
Check the City of Ann Arbor's site for information about event road closures and other City of Ann Arbor traffic updates.
Glass House Café @ SPH
Fresh and locally supplied ingredients are a priority for the café, according to Elizabeth Kennedy, general manager of Evans Street Station, the acclaimed Tecumseh, MI, restaurant that is parent company to the UM Glass House locations at Palmer Commons and SPH. Catering is also available. More info: 734-647-4171.
Glass House Commitment to the Environment:
The Glass House Café is dedicated to environmental practices that foster a sustainable future and improve the social and economic well-being of our community. It fulfills this mission by:
- Purchasing goods from local farmers and suppliers.
- Reducing waste by decreasing paper usage, utilizing electronic communications
in daily operation, and installing low-flow faucets and automatic sensored hand
- Using disposable products that are biodegradable, compostable, made from
natural alternative materials or from post-consumer recycled products.
- And more.
Visitors to the SPH are welcome Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. The building is reserved for use by SPH students, faculty, and staff after 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on weekends. Visitors without a SPH I.D. will be asked to leave.
Students have access to the SPH buildings from 7 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (You need a "smart" MCard for entry after 5:00 p.m.)
Questions About UM SPH Facilities?
Jim Kennedy, Facilities Manager, (734) 936-6803, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachel Flint, Mail Clerk, email@example.com
Digital Wayfinding, Info
Take advantage of the digital signs in the SPH lobby, departments, and cafe.
What's in Bloom at Nichols Arboretum:
The Arb is just a stone's throw from SPH. Year-round, it's the best place for a study break or lunchtime walk.
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