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.

logoGlass 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:


Visitors to SPH are welcome Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. and for special events. The building is reserved for use by SPH students, faculty, and staff after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends. During these hours, 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 an authorized MCard for entry after 5:00 p.m.)

Questions About UM SPH Facilities?

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.

Lactation Rooms

Room 2759 in SPH I and room 6023 in SPH II are private rooms for lactating mothers. Access is available to SPH students, staff and faculty only.

To receive the room access codes, please contact Debbie Struhar (dstruhar@umich.edu) for instructions.

Student Lounges and Collaborative Spaces

Lounges for private study, relaxation and quiet small group interaction are available in various parts of the building. Room 1627 is designated as a student area. There are small-group alcoves and a large digital signboard that can be used for collaborative work by plugging in a computer.

The Crossroads lounge adjacent to room 2610 is another student study, relaxation and collaboration area with a plug-and-play digital signboard.

The Glass House cafe is a popular gathering spot for relaxation, conversation and collaboration.

Floors 3-7 in the Tower each have a public lounge area on the north end of the floor. Microwaves and refrigerators are for staff, faculty and student use.

Please be sure to throw away any trash and clean tabletop areas after use.

OAA Quiet Room

The OAA Quiet Room, M1157, is a multipurpose space that students can reserve for proctored test taking, to accommodate needs for students registered with SSD, or for phone interviews for internship or job searches. To reserve the room, contact OAA:

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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:

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:

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:

Digital Wayfinding, Info

Take advantage of the digital signs in the SPH lobby, lounges, departments, and cafe.
digital signs

Rooms Info:

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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