The Campus

The UM-Dearborn campus was established in 1956 through a gift from the Ford Motor Company. The gift included approximately 196 acres of land, the Henry Ford Estate, and funds for the construction of four buildings totaling 226,770 gross square feet. The campus has grown considerably over the past 57 years and now includes the following facilities:

Building Name Function
Administration Building Offices
Academic Support Center
Campus Support Services Offices, support services
College of Arts, Science & Letters Offices, classrooms
Computer & Information Science Offices, classrooms
Engineering Laboratory Building Offices, classrooms and Labs
Environmental Interpretive Center
Fairlane Center North and South Offices, classrooms and food service
Fair Lane Cottages
Fair Lane Greenhouse
Fair Lane Pony Barn
Fair Lane Powerhouse / Visitor’s Center
Fieldhouse/Ice Arena / Wellness Center Ice rink, recreation
Gabriel Richard Center
Grounds Building Vehicle storage, offices
Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex Offices, Labs
Henry Ford Estate National historic landmark
Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Offices, Labs
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Laboratory Labs, offices
Mardigian Library Library, offices, classrooms, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery
Monteith Parking Structure Parking, storage
Professional Education Center Offices, classrooms and computer Labs
Recreational & Organization Center
Science Building / Computer Wing Classrooms, Labs, offices
Science Learning and Research Center Classrooms, Labs, offices
Social Sciences Building Classrooms, Labs, offices
University Center Offices food service, copy center, bookstore

The Mardigian Library offers a student-centered environment that fosters learning by providing access to authoritative sources of knowledge and information and by helping students learn critical information literacy skills and concepts. It gives faculty and students access to sources and knowledge via modern information technology, and our librarians teach students how to find their way in the ever-expanding universe of information and knowledge. The four-story Mardigian Library houses a 340,000-volume collection and provides web-based access to a multitude of research resources, including an online journal collection of 18,000 titles, 200 online research databases and over 9,000 online books and approximately 1,200 student study stations. The facility also contains computer, audiovisual, and education laboratories, and a television studio. Librarians are accessible, either online or in person, to help students with their research needs.

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, located on the third floor of the Library, features changing exhibitions throughout the academic year. The gallery functions as a program laboratory, extending and supplementing other University programs, and as a showcase for exhibitions with broad public appeal.

Spaces for recreational, intramural, and varsity athletics, as well as health and physical education classes, are provided in the Fieldhouse/Ice Arena and attached Wellness Center.

The Administration Building, the University Center, and the Campus Support Services building currently house support services for the campus.

The Professional Education Center houses professional and continuing education programs.