Go North

North Campus Fountain

North Campus is hoMe to not only outstanding academics, but also picturesque nature scenes. Whether you are in the mood for a stroll around campus or are in need of a quiet place to study, North Campus is a great destination.

  1. The Wave Field

This piece of land-art is like no other! Created in 1995, artist Maya Lin sculpted the land next to the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building to look like a field of waves. The landmark is one of the most serene places on campus, and a perfect place for a study break. Fun Fact: The waves change their appearance as the sun changes its shadows, so make sure to stop by at different times throughout the day to get the full effect!

  1. Pierpont Commons

Pierpont is your North Campus Union! A beloved hang-out spot, Pierpont offers a wide variety of food options, such as Fireside Cafe. There are also a ton of cozy and quiet study spaces, perfect for writing papers or hanging out with friends. In need of some textbooks and school supplies for the new semester? Pierpont is also home to Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the U-M Computer Showcase!

  1. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

It’s not everyday that you are able to visit an official presidential library. Lucky for us, the University of Michigan hosts one on our very own North Campus. The Gerald R. Ford library hosts archival material on all things during the Cold War era. Have a history paper due or want to learn more President Gerald Ford? This library also hosts the presidential papers from President Ford’s term. Stop by for a little taste of history!

  1. Moore Music School Pond

The Moore Music School Pond is the perfect pit-stop for your afternoon stroll around North Campus! Located right next to the Earl V. Moore Building, the pond is a great place to grab some friends and have an outdoor picnic. Need supplies? Stop by the U-go’s in Pierpont for a wide variety of picnic snacks and utensils.

  1. The Dude

Formally called the Duderstadt Center, this library is known for being more than just the best place to study on North. Next to cozy study cubicles you will also find a Computer & Video Game Archive, 3D printing labs, a virtual reality center, audio recording labs, and so much more. The Dude is your multimedia study site with great views of the North Campus scenery and a cafe to refuel throughout the day.