Here are some commonly asked questions. If you don’t find yours, please contact us!


What is “Diag Days?”

Diag Days is a weeklong adult education program designed for University of Michigan alumni and others who would like to spend a week on a beautiful college campus in a lively college town. The intensive on-campus experience will include talks by distinguished U-M faculty, as well as cultural and recreational activities organized for Diag Days participants.

Do I have to be a University of Michigan alum to attend the program?

No, you do not need to be a U-M alum. Diag Days welcomes all adults from the United States and abroad. In fact, we encourage non-U-M alum to join the program. University of Michigan students and Ann Arbor residents are friendly and welcoming, to all!

Is Diag Days affiliated with the University of Michigan?

Diag Days is not officially endorsed by or sponsored by the University of Michigan or the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. Although the program will be held on campus with lectures presented by University of Michigan faculty, Diag Days is a private organization, founded by University of Michigan alumnus David Entin ’86.

Where will the program take place?

Lectures and lunches will be held at the Michigan League, Monday to Friday.

What is the daily schedule?

Monday to Friday, at the Michigan League, there will be at least 3 daily lectures and a buffet lunch (included in the enrollment fee).


LECTURE ONE (75 minutes): 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
LECTURE TWO (75 minutes): 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
LECTURE THREE (75 minutes): 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Every afternoon, and some evenings, there will be organized activities and talks which will likely include, among others:

- Guided museum tours
- Historical walking tours of Central Campus and Ann Arbor
- Private viewing of rare documents at the Clements Library and Hatcher Library
- Tour of Michigan Stadium ($20)
- Visit to Burton Tower to play the carillon

* Most activities will be scheduled after participants start enrolling and tell us about their interests. During the program, we are flexible and can organize activities with little or no advance notice.

* The schedule may be modified to accommodate requests from faculty. If a faculty member becomes unavailable, we will provide a substitute to lecture on another interesting topic.


How much does the program cost?

Enrollment Fee: $2240 (not including accommodations)

What's included in the enrollment fee?

The Enrollment Fee includes:

- Sunday evening Welcome Reception

- 20 hours of talks, mainly with U-M faculty, at the Michigan League or Michigan Union (Mon-Fri)

- Daily buffet lunch at the Michigan League or Michigan Union (Mon-Fri)

- Afternoon and evening activities are likely to include historical walking tours of campus, a private viewing of rare documents at the Clements Library, a visit to Burton Tower to play the carillon, guided visits to museums and other cultural venues, Michigan Stadium tour ($20 extra), and other options.

- Friday Farewell Dinner

- Saturday group activities

* Accommodations are not included (group rates are available at the Bell Tower Hotel; please scroll down to the Accommodations section)

Are accommodations included in the enrollment fee?

No, accommodations are not included in the enrollment fee. However, discounted group rates are available at the Bell Tower Hotel. Please scroll down to the Accommodations section for details.

If I am unable to participate in the entire program, is it possible to attend a few lectures at a discounted rate?

No, you are required to pay the full enrollment fee regardless of the number of lectures you attend.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

If you cancel by May 26 (3 weeks before the program begins), the Enrollment Fee is refundable minus a $150 processing fee.

If you cancel after May 26, the Enrollment Fee is refundable minus a $500 cancellation fee.


What are the hotel options? Are there group rates?

The following hotels are within walking distance of Main Street and Central Campus:

Bell Tower Hotel

GROUP RATES are no longer available for program participants (as of May 25, 2024)

Rooms include complimentary breakfast, a small 24-hour fitness facility, and unlimited valet parking for $25/day.

*Please be aware that the standard queen rooms have a step to enter or exit the bathroom, which may pose a tripping risk.

*We suggest opting for a more spacious double room with two double beds (246 sq ft), without a bathroom step, instead of a standard queen room with one queen bed (174 sq ft). The hotel also offers an accessible queen room which is slightly smaller (164 sq ft), but features a balcony with a table and two chairs.

The Inn at the Michigan League

Since daily lectures and lunches will be held at the League, this basic hotel would be a good choice for people who want convenience. The Inn at the League is reasonably priced, although not considered as nice as the Bell Tower Hotel or Graduate Hotel.

Graduate Hotel

*formerly the Campus Inn. If you to book on the Graduate Hotel's website, try the promo code SMART for lower rates. The Graduate does not provide a complimentary breakfast.

Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor Downtown

The following hotels are off-campus, approximately 12-15 minutes by car to Central Campus:

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor

*The Hyatt offers shuttle bus service to and from Central Campus. If you will require this service, please confirm when making a reservation.

Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor

Marriott TownePlace Suites

Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor North

Sheraton Ann Arbor

EVEN Hotel Ann Arbor, an IHG Hotel

If I drive to campus, where can I park?

Campus Information provides details about parking on campus and in Ann Arbor. The City of Ann Arbor has many parking options, including meters, parking structures, and surface lots.  For meters, we recommend you download the mobile app epark on your phone. The closest public parking structure to the Michigan League is the Maynard Structure (at Maynard and William), which is 8-10 minutes walking distance. Rates at the structure are expected to be $1.50/hour beginning on June 1, 2024. Hotels charge $25-$35 per day for valet parking with unlimited in/out. Uber, Lyft and taxis are plentiful in Ann Arbor.