Travel and Parking


Best Plan … Parking on campus is limited, so please consider parking at the Hampton Inn South, 925 Victors Way, near exit 177 off I-94 on Ann Arbor's southeast side, and take the free shuttle to the conference. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. on March 20th, and from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. on March 21st.

Good Plan … If you would prefer to drive, pay for parking and walk (likely several blocks) to the conference, please see the website. The conference will be held at the Rackham Graduate School building, at the corner of E. Washington St., E. Huron and Fletcher Street (J-1 on the central and south campuses map). Possibilities include:

  • Palmer Commons Public Parking structure, on Palmer Drive off of Washtenaw Avenue. (M-2 on the map)
  • Maynard St. Public Parking structure, between Liberty and William streets and Thompson and Maynard streets. (F-3 on the map)
  • The parking lot at Jefferson and Maynard. (G-6 on the map)
  • The Fifth Street Public Parking lot between Liberty and William, and Fifth and Division. (D-3 on the map)
  • The parking lot at Madison and Thompson. (F-7 on the map)

Alternative plan … For information on riding a city bus, please see Bus Info. If you select this option, you will park at the State Street Commuter Lot, located on the west side of State Street, north of Eisenhower, across from the Howard Cooper car dealership. The Route 62 Shuttle runs every 9 minutes from 7-10 a.m., every 12 minutes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 38 minutes from 6 to 10 p.m. This route goes directly to U of M Central Campus. Route 62 stops in the State Street lot and at the Tennis Center lot when traveling to and from campus. Starting with the 4 p.m. trip, however, northbound (towards campus) buses do not pull into these lots.

Shuttle Service

Please note that shuttle service to and from the conference will be provided from the Hampton Inn South hotel. 


Airport Information

For those of you flying in for the conference, you will want to select Detroit Metro airport as your destination. Ann Arbor is a 30 minute drive from the airport.

Transportation To And From The Airport

Cabs are available from the Detroit Metropolitan airport to Ann Arbor. Expect to pay between $50-$65 one-way. You can also make arrangements (at least 24 hours in advance of your flight) to take a shuttle:
AirRide: Public transit service connecting Ann Arbor with Detroit Metro Airport. $12 one way with reservation ($15 walk-on, exact change required). Bus stops at the Blake Transit Center, Kensington Court Hotel, and U-M Central Campus Transit Center in Ann Arbor. See website for schedule. Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle: or 734-699-8500. $37 per person from the airport to Ann Arbor, $32 per person from Ann Arbor to the airport. See website for discounted rates on multiple passengers.


Driving Directions

From East from I-94 exit at State Street (exit 177) (approx. 20 miles from Detroit Metro Airport); go north on State, which will take you into campus. Several parking options are located west of State and north of Madison. Rackham Graduate School, your first destination, can be reached by continuing north on State Street and turning right on Washington. It will be on the left, just before Fletcher Street.

From North US-23 to Business M-14 (Main Street). Take Main Street to Huron Street. Turn left (east) on Huron. Turn right on State Street. Several parking options are located west of State Street (from State, turn right on Liberty and left on Thompson to reach the Maynard St. parking structure). To reach Rackham from Huron and State, take a right onto State (south), and then turn left (east) on E. Washington. Rackham is on the left, just before Fletcher Street.

From West From I-94, exit at Jackson Road (172), which becomes Huron Street as you travel east. Continue east on Huron. Take a right onto State (south), and then turn left (east) on E. Washington. Rackham is on the left, just before Fletcher Street.

From South US-23 to Washtenaw Avenue West exit (exit 37B). After you travel approximately 2-3 miles, there is a fork in the road, splitting into Stadium Blvd and Washtenaw Ave. Stay to the right to continue on Washtenaw. Keep following Washtenaw, which will eventually curve to the left and become E. Huron Street. Take Huron Street to Fletcher Street. Turn left onto Fletcher. Then take your first right, which is Washington Street. Rackham is the large building on your right.


Hotel Information

The conference shuttle will run from the Hampton Inn South hotel to the Rackham building. If you are not staying at the Hampton Inn South, you can park in their lot and take the shuttle.

Hampton Inn South

925 Victors Way Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Special rate for conference attendees is $115.00 per night. You must ask for the group name "U-M Depression Conference" when making your reservation, or book directly online. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of making the reservation. Reservations must be made by February 27, 2019 to guarantee this rate. This hotel is approximately 3 miles from the conference site. The University of Michigan will provide shuttle service from the hotel to the Rackham Building.