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The James and Anne Duderstadt Center

Scheduling policy


The Duderstadt Center is open to the public daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The loading dock is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Deliveries should be planned accordingly.

Please keep all hallways, elevators, doorways and other passageways clear for public access.

Please secure the facility at the end of your visit by turning off all equipment, locking all doors and returning the keys.


Because of the high demand for our facilities, we request that cancellations be submitted 2 business days prior to the scheduled activity. To cancel a reservation, please e-mail


The Duderstadt Center does not provide catering services, but you are welcome to use a local caterer of your choice to provide food service for your event (first floor only). Signs located throughout the building indicate the areas where food and beverage are not allowed.

As a courtesy to other parties who may be using the Duderstadt Center, we ask our guests and/or their caterer to leave the areas clean.

UM-OSEH (phone 647-1142) should be contacted to obtain a food permit (provided at no cost), in advance of any event at which food will be served that meets one or more of the criteria listed below. When food is provided by a licensed caterer, an OSEH food license is not required.

UM-OSEH criteria:

No open flames are permitted. Likewise, no toxic or flammable substances, compressed gas or other potentially hazardous material should be brought into the building.

Serving of alcohol is governed by University policy(


The Duderstadt Center conference rooms and public spaces are available to the University community for meetings, workshops, and other academic events, but because of the high demand, our conference rooms are not used for regular classes or recurring weekly meetings.

Fund-raisers and bake sales are welcome in the connector hall, but hosts should refer to our food policies.

Tech support staff are available between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Assistance during non-scheduled work hours may be accommodated with adequate notice.

A limited number of tables, chairs, carts and easels are available for event use. We would be happy to recommend a local rental company that can provide these items, beyond those that we can supply.

We ask that signs be placed on display easels so that the walls, kiosks, and windows are not damaged. We can provide easels with advanced notice.

Although the Duderstadt Center offers many levels of security, we are ultimately not responsible for the damage, theft or loss of any articles, so please use caution in the building.