Our Facilities

The School of Public Health occupies two primary facilities. SPH I at 1415 Washington Heights is also referred to as the Henry F. Vaughan building, and SPH II at 1420 Washington Heights is also known as the Thomas Francis Jr. building.

For facilities emergencies (floods, immediate safety concerns, etc), please contact the UM Facilities and Operations Service Center at 734.647.2059 and follow up with an email to SPH Facilities Staff with details of the issue to sph-facilities@umich.edu.

SPH Facilities Staff are available onsite Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:00pm. If you have general questions about our facilities, please contact the SPH Facilities Staff at sph-facilities-staff@umich.edu or contact the SPH Facilities Director at 734.260.9173

Request Facilities or Maintenance Support

Examples of Facilities or Maintenance Support

Building Repairs and Maintenance

Examples: replacement of stained or missing ceiling tiles, too hot/too cold/humidity issues, lights out, door problems, clogged drains, leaks

Custodial Services

Examples: requests for special cleaning for events, general service, repair of soap/towel dispensers

Facilities Services

Examples: requests for additional furniture, removal of furniture, moving furniture, hanging items, small architectural projects, suggestions for building improvements, requests for interior design or architectural services, sending items to Property Disposition.

Grounds Services

Examples: requests for snow or ice removal, sidewalk salt, tree trimming, mowing

Pest Management

Examples: Bugs, rodents, dead animal removal

SPH Classrooms and Conference Rooms may only be scheduled by SPH Faculty and Staff or designated SPH student organization representative.

The first digit of any room number indicates the floor on which that room is located. The second digit indicates the hallway in which the room is located:

Rooms in SPH 1 have second digits of 6 through 8

  • 6 is the Crossroads Tower and atrium area
  • 7 is the west hallway bordering Observatory Street.
  • 8 is the north wing, which includes the Dean’s suite on the Level 1

Rooms in SPH 2 have second digits of 0 through 5

  • 0 is the north side bordering Washington Heights.
  • 1 is the south side nearest the cemetery parking lot.
  • 2 is the west side nearest the Kinesiology building.
  • 3 and 4 are internal, north-south hallways (some SPH 2 floors do not have internal hallways)
  • 5 is the east side nearest the Markley parking lot.

In addition to the departments, the school houses 34 research centers that focus on key issues in public health, both nationally and globally, such as chronic disease, healthy environments, genetics and genomics, childhood obesity, kidney disease, sexuality, leadership, healthcare policy, and more.

Other important locations:

SPH I and SPH II exterior doors are unlocked Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am – 6:00pm.

Access to SPH buildings after hours is limited to SPH faculty staff, students, and collaborators with an SPH sponsor.

The University of Michigan is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe for all members of our community. This mission involves communicating the policies, procedures and other guidance that will help you protect yourself in the event of an emergency. Choose a topic at this link for information on emergency response, personal safety, campus safety and protecting your property.

  • SPH I – B857T
  • SPH I - G827T
  • SPH I - G829T
  • SPH II – M2237T
  • SPH II – M3237

  • SPH I – 2759
  • SPH II – 6023

For access to lactation rooms in SPH, send an email to sph-facilities@umich.edu with your name and the 16-digit code on the front of your MCard.

Location: G667 SPH 1

Hours: Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 3:00pm except on University holidays.  The day before University holidays, the mailroom closes at 1:30pm.

Daily Mail Delivery & Pick-Up Times for SPH
Company Delivery Time Pick-Up Time
Fed-Ex Express 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Contact Fed-Ex for pick up
Fed-Ex Ground Anytime Call 1-800-463-3339 for P/U
UPS Next Day/Express/Ground 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (on wood table by Mailroom)
Campus & Wolverine Tower Mail 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
U.S. Mail 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Other delivery companies not listed deliver sporadically, no set schedule. DHL handles only international packages, delivers only when international packages arrive for this address. If needed, call DHL at the number listed on their website.

Informational postings, including but not limited to fliers, bulletins, advertisements, announcements, leaflets, brochures, posters, notices etc. are allowed on public bulletin boards in corridors only.  

Only postings made of paper may be affixed to bulletin boards.  Items affixed to any other surface are not allowed and will be removed.

Room M1157 SPH II is available for test taking (proctored exams), students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) who require accommodations, or those requiring a private space for a phone/Skype interview. The room has a large computer screen, voice recognition software, camera, headsets, and a landline.

Reservation priority is given to SSD-approved accommodation requests, test takers, interviews, and, if available, those with other needs. To check availability and reserve the room on a first-come basis, use this Google calendar.

M2025 SPH II is available for anyone who wants a quiet place to meditate/pray.

Floors 3-7 in the Tower have public lounge areas on the north end of each floor.  Microwaves and refrigerators are available for Faculty, Staff and Student use.

The Crossroads lounge, adjacent to room 2610 is an open area which can be used for study, relaxation and collaboration.  This area contains a digital monitor which can be used for group work or for displaying content.

Room 1627 is a dedicated student lounge.