There are several tours going on simultaneously at the end of each day. During sign-up you will be prompted to select your tour preference. Like workshops, tours are assigned on a first come first serve basis. There is also a “No Tour Today” option.

Tours include:

  • Big House
  • UM Planetarium – Solar System Live 
  • UM Natural History Museum
  • Ford Robotics Building
  • UM Museum of Art & Michigan Union
  • Visual & Fabrication Studios
  • North & Central Campus Dorms
  • Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF)
No tours

No Tour – is an option

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Not attending a tour at the end of the day?
Please select “NO TOUR” during the registration process.  Selecting this option helps us in planning bus transportation and tour guides for each of the tours.

The Big House

Big House

Ever wondered what it feels like to run out of the tunnel onto the field of the Big House? Standing on the sideline in the coach’s spot? Taking a selfie in the end zone? Now you can! Come and throw a touchdown pass or kick a field goal, and take your photo on the 50-yard line. Weds & Fri only.

Planetarium view of earth from space

UM Planetarium | Solar System Live

Take a tour of our solar system, discussing planets, asteroids, motions, and more! We’ll zoom in on each planet in detail, enjoying breathtaking visualizations. Returning to Earth, we explore the night sky for any visible planets. The planetarium is located inside the UM Natural History Museum.

Fossil of mammoth

UM’s Natural History Museum

Don’t just expect a bunch of old bones. Embedded among the labs at U-M’s new Biological Sciences Building, the museum doesn’t just preserve the past; it also shows off the latest in scientific research with interactive exhibits!

Robotics Photo

Ford Robotics Building

The Ford Robotics building brings all parts of the robotics enterprise together for real-world results. The new building is designed to promote collaborative work across disciplines, involving students and faculty at all levels, from a variety of fields.

Michigan Union

UM Museum of Art & Michigan Union

One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting.  After a 20-month closure in 2019 and $85.2 million in renovations, come and see the new Michigan Union!

Visualization Studio

Visual & Fabrication Studios

Visit two of the Duderstadt Center’s student project studios: the Visualization Studio featuring virtual and augmented reality; and the Fabrication Studio with 3D printers and laser cutters.

North quad

North & Central Campus Dorms

Let’s take a look inside the north and central campus dorms! We will tour Bursley or Baits on the north campus and the north quad on the central campus. Come and see what you have to look forward to!

Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

Lurie Nano Fabrication Center (LNF)

The LNF is the college’s advanced nanofabrication facility used to design and manufacture nanomaterials and devices most commonly used in microelectronics, semiconductors, and optics.