Rackham Study Spaces
In light of COVID-19, the Rackham study spaces will be operating under new guidelines to protect the health and safety of our community.
Beginning Monday, September 14, Rackham study spaces on the second floor of the Rackham Building will be opened for reservation by Rackham graduate students. Spaces will become available for other members of the U-M community in the weeks ahead.
All students in the building should have a reservation and check in to use the study spaces. These spaces will be open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The lobby will be used to check students in for their study space reservations.
Rackham’s study spaces are open to active Rackham students Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The study spaces are considered by many to be “the best place on campus to study.” These rooms are the most elegant spaces on campus dedicated to graduate student use. If you haven’t yet experienced these rooms, come over to the Rackham Building and check them out. MPrint printers are located in the Vending Room on the east end of the second floor.
Active Rackham students are able to access the Rackham Building with their Mcards, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and midnight. The Study Spaces are located on the second floor of Rackham and include:
The East Lounge
The East Lounge is a place for graduate students to relax with friends, study in groups, enjoy a snack or beverage, or just hang out. The Vending Room is located adjacent to the East Lounge and students may feel free to bring their own food or drinks.
The Reading Room
Located in the center of the second floor, the Reading Room is reserved for traditional, quiet study. Talking and cell phone use are not allowed in this area. Overlooking Ingalls Mall and the Graduate Library, this room and its alcoves are furnished with large tables and overstuffed armchairs. The Reading Room is the room most mentioned by alumni when they ask about the Rackham Building. Food and drink (with the exception of water bottles) are not allowed in the Reading Room to help maintain its historic elements.
The West Study Lounge
Like the East Lounge, this room is also equipped with comfortable furniture.