A new home, designed just for you


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College will be your home away from home, which is why University of Detroit Mercy is committed to providing a comfortable and contemporary campus environment. November, 2020, the University broke ground on several multi-million dollar projects that have been designed to enhance your collegiate experience. Visit and see for yourself!


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Updated: August 22, 2022 11:01:49

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Updated: July 22, 2022 16:59:50



The Student Union — Hub of Campus Life

The recently-completed expansion and extensive update of the Student Union makes it more than ever the hub of campus life!  The new Student Union is the “go-to” center for convenient access to food, essential services, corners for studying (or sleeping) and most importantly, a place to unwind and hangout with friends.

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Collaborative spaces
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Study pods
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Gaming areas
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Student service
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Barnes & Noble
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Multi-level outdoor plaza
with plenty of trees

Shiple Hall — The Freshman Residence Hall

A complete reconstruction of the front entrance, followed by modernizing the lobby occurred summer 2020. Contemporary updates include new bathroom fixtures, paint, flooring, lighting and furniture.

Campus Expansion — Creating More Green Spaces

The University recently purchased land at the south end of campus (behind Shiple Hall). Plans for the land include an intramural sports field and green space specially designed for students to escape and enjoy the outdoors.

Rendering of an attractive student lounge planned for Ford Life Sciences Building

And More — Improvements All Across Campus

When the McNichols Campus Renovation Project is complete, nearly every building on McNichols Campus will be upgraded. All this investment is focused on making the Detroit Mercy student experience the best it can be.

don taylor headshot“We are extremely excited to welcome students, their families, alumni and our community friends to the new Student Union and look forward to providing exceptional services and support to them under one roof.”
– Donald Taylor, President