Building Blue: Alumni Center Renovation Project

Building Blue: A new home for the Leaders and Best

The fencing has come down; the construction equipment is gone. What remains at 200 Fletcher Street is the elegant, recently refurbished Alumni Center. Following an 18-month renovation, the building is not only a place for members of the U-M community to congregate. It is also the epitome of the Go Blue spirit. 

Located throughout the space are reminders of the excellence of the University and its alumni — from an Immersion Room that engages guests in visual stories of the U-M experience to a display of notable alumni who have made an impact on the world. The building, originally designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, was built in 1982. It was the third home of the Alumni Association (which had previously been housed in the Michigan Union and the building that is now the U-M Museum of Art). While its classic exterior remains, its new interior is now a more inviting, usable, and interactive environment. 

Once the building can safely reopen following the pandemic, the Association looks forward to hosting alumni and visitors alike.

Until then, you can take a virtual tour of the Alumni Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and comments can be directed to Vice President & CFO Angila Chapman at

To reach someone at the Alumni Association, check out our staff directory, call 800.847.4764, or email

We look forward to sharing the new Alumni Center with all of you in the future!