Updated (June, 13rd) directions to get to the Dormitory Complex: To reach the housing units for SAT, follow these directions:
- 1. From US-23, get on Plymouth Road going west (into Ann Arbor).
- 2. Follow plymouth road until you see Murfin Avenue on your left.
- 3. Turn left onto Murfin. Proceed a short distance until you reach a four-way stop intersection; this is Hubbard Road.
- 4. Turn right onto Hubbard. Follow the road until it empties into a large parking lot.
- 5. Drive across the parking lot to the far end of the lot. You will see housing units to the left as you cross the lot. Once you reach the far end of the lot, you will see a bus stop. Park in this area.
- 6. Your destination is Parker House which has a blue sign outside with Vera Baits Housing Office, which is in the building just behind the bus stop. Once you approach the building, you may find the door to be locked. If this is the case, look for the red phone box near the doorway. Follow the directions on the attached printed card and use the phone in the red box to call for check-in.
SAT 2011 and associated workshops will be hosted at the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) building on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.
CSE is within easy walking distance from dormitory accommodations, and is also within a short driving distance to the Holiday Inn. Convenient bus service is available for quick transport to downtown Ann Arbor.
About Ann Arbor, Michigan
The city of Ann Arbor is small enough to bike across in an afternoon yet diverse enough to attract top performing artists from throughout the world and support a host of gourmet restaurants. Ann Arbor offers all of the advantages of big city living – museums, live theatre, expansive parks, extensive shopping and a diverse population – all combining for a very cosmopolitan atmosphere.
What to do? The choices are many; savor the sights and smells of a farmer’s market, listen to an impromptu jazz concert or lecture. Visit a museum or an antique shop. Browse in some of the finest bookstores in the world. Shop in unique art galleries and boutiques, or sip cappuccino and people-watch at an outdoor café. There is plenty to see and do – whether you’re here for just a day or an entire week. Golf, hike, jog, canoe, swim or bike – recreational opportunities are abundant throughout the area.
Best of all, however, is the small town appeal with the advantages of friendliness, accessibility, and easy lifestyle. You are invited to explore the many attractions, which make this community one of the Midwest’s most popular visitor destinations.
About the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is one of a small number of public universities consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the United States. Over 36,000 undergraduates and graduate students are enrolled on the Ann Arbor campus in a wide variety of fields, including law, medicine, engineering, public health and music.
Founded in 1817, the school moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837. There are a total of 18 schools and colleges on the Ann Arbor campus, plus campuses in Flint and Dearborn, Michigan.
The University of Michigan has the largest research program of any university in the nation in the areas of space physics, neuroscience, biophysics, and population studies.
When it’s time to dine, the question, ”Where do you want to eat tonight?” opens the door to a multitude of pleasant possibilities. From a lively brew pub to the classic cuisine of an award-winning Italian bistro, the selection is abundant. Ann Arbor has over 200 restaurants offering a tremendous variety of unique dining possibilities in all price ranges. A deep-dish pizza or nouvelle cuisine, vegetarian feast or a good-as-New York deli sandwich, Midwest gourmet fare, or authentic regional Chinese cuisine, are easily found. More than 20 nationalities are well represented including the cuisine of Japan, Korea, India, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Thailand, China, France, Italy, Greece, and Germany. The bottom line: there are excellent dining choices for every taste and budget.
Ground transportation is available from Metro Cars or Metro Cab located in the baggage claim area of the domestic terminals. They are the official curbside transportation provider at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Delegates arriving at the international terminal should proceed through Customs and can also use the Metro Cars or Metro Cab. Reservations can be made at www.metroairportcabs.com/About-Us or by calling 1-800-206-0809. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan roughly 30 minutes from the Detroit Airport (DTW).
Below are some other transportation options.
- Ann Arbor Metro Shuttle
- Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle
$60 Round Trip
- Custom Transit
$65 Round Trip
- Metro Cars
Top of the Park
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. A boutique music and arts festival, the three-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, comedy, film, street arts and family entertainment. The 2011 festival runs June 17-July 10.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s mission is to present a world-class celebration of arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.
Founded by Eugene Power, and established as an equal partnership between the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival presented its first full season in 1984. Early festival seasons emphasized classical music and theater, but have since become more popular and diverse in nature, encompassing a breadth of performance genres. What began with a vision for a summer cultural event that would connect audiences with world-class artists, bring community together, and showcase the city and state as a major arts destination, now flourishes as one of the leading performing arts festivals in the country.
Today, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival produces two concurrent programs, one indoor and one outdoor, at various venues and spaces across the University of Michigan campus and in downtown Ann Arbor. The indoor Mainstage series includes ticketed performances of world-class music, dance, theater and comedy. The outdoor program, Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles and unique family attractions.