Notice: A construction project to replace the Rackham Building’s aging copper roof is scheduled to take place May 4-August 28, 2015. Please be advised that construction hours will be Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. At times the work will be noisy, and smelly, and it will be hard to predict this in advance. Because the construction crew will be using the terrace to access the roof, the terrace will be closed for the summer. While we are happy to continue to schedule events during this time, we regret that construction work cannot be stopped for events.
Anyone may check room availability without logging in, but university users must log in to request or change a reservation.
Event space for the 4th floor of Rackham may be requested through this site. These event spaces are appropriate for lectures, conferences, receptions, banquets, meetings and workshops. They are not appropriate for musical or theatrical performances. Food may be served in all rooms except the Amphitheatre.
For room photos, capacity and details, click Facility Information & Availability > Browse Event Rooms.
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The study halls and lounge on the second floor are not used for events. The 1st floor auditorium seats 1,052 and is booked by University Productions.
University Departments and Student Organizations
To Create an Account
Go to Log In above to create an account. Representatives of university departments or authorized signers with a Student Organization Accounts Services shortcode may request rooms. When requesting an account you must provide the 6-digit shortcode number for the U-M Department or Student Organization you are representing. Your account request will be pending until it is reviewed by a Rackham Facilities representative. You will receive an e-mail once your user account is activated, and then you may book online. You may browse for availability prior to your account activation by clicking Facility Information.
If you Have an Account
If you have an account, log in above then click Reservations and follow the prompts to enter the details. The rooms you request will be temporarily held until the request is confirmed or declined by the Rackham Facilities Office.
If you would like to request an event room for a dissertation defense or Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, please check room availability by clicking Facility Information & Availability > Check Availability. Call 734-764-8572 to schedule.
Graduate Student Study Groups
Graduate students in Rackham programs may book the 2nd floor West Study Hall South Alcove for study group meetings for the current semester, at least 3 days in advance. The alcove seats 18 people at a boardroom style table and there is no cost to Rackham graduate student study groups.
To create an account go to University Users Log In. Be sure to include your course number. Your request to become a user will be pending until it is reviewed by a Rackham Facilities representative. You will receive an e-mail once your user account is activated, and then you may book online. If you already have an account (for a student organization, etc), call the Rackham Facilities Office at 734 764- 8572 to update your account so that you can book space online for your study group.
If you have an account, Log In above then click Reservations and follow the prompts to enter the details. The rooms you request will be temporarily held until the request is confirmed or declined by the Rackham Facilities Office.
Private Events and Non-University Users
Please review our event room information by clicking Facility Information above, then submit a request under Reservations.
Rackham Scheduling Guidelines and Facilities Users Guidelines
By requesting space online at Rackham you are acknowledging your acceptance of the Rackham Scheduling Guidelines and Facilities Users Guidelines.
If you have difficulty using this website, call the Rackham Scheduling Office at 734-764-8572.